Suggested Courses for Pre-Physician Assistant Program (PPAP)

Note: PPAP students are biology majors.

Science course requirements

BIOL 173 Concepts in Biology (4 SH)
BIOL 202 Microbiology (4 SH)
BIOL 225 Molecules, Genes & Cells (4 SH)
BIOL 235 Ecology: Adaptation & Environment (4 SH)
BIOL 245 Animal Form & Function (4 SH)
BIOL 437 Mammalian Anatomy (4 SH)
BIOL 447 Mammalian Physiology (4 SH)
BIOL 485 Faith, Science & Ethics (2 SH)

Research Requirement (2 SH)
Botany Requirement (4 SH)

CHEM 223 General Chemistry I (4 SH)
CHEM 224 General Chemistry II (4 SH)
CHEM 315 Organic Chemistry I (4 SH)
CHEM 316 Organic Chemistry II (4 SH)

BIOCH 376 Foundational Biochemistry (4 SH)
PHYS 251 University Physics I (4 SH)
MATH 150 Elements of Calculus (3 SH)

Total: 63 SH

Recommended science and additional courses

Medical Terminology (3 SH)**
*BIOL 307 Developmental Biology (4 SH)
*BIOL 337 Immunology (4 SH)
*BIOCH 398 Advanced Cell Biology (3 SH)
*BIOCH 438 Molecular Genetics (3 SH)
*LANG 332 Technical&Expository Writing (3 SH)
MATH 240 Statistics for the Natural Sciences (3 SH)

PHYS 262 University Physics II (4 SH)
PSYC 101 General Psychology (3 SH)
PSYC 202 Developmental Psychology (3 SH)

**Although many PA schools list this course as a pre-requisite, currently EMU does not offer this course. We strongly recommend that the student plans to take it during a summer session at a local community college and transfer it to EMU where it can count as elective biology credit.

*Alternate Year course