Bachelor of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Pre-Physician Assistant

For individuals interested in pursuing a career as a Physician Assistant, the Bachelor of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Pre-Physician Assistant degree program provides an outstanding foundation. This pre-physician assistant degree program is designed for students seeking acceptance into graduate level physician assistant education program.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Physician Assistants, also referred to as PAs, practice medicine under the direction of physicians and surgeons. They are formally trained to examine patients, diagnose injuries and illnesses, and provide treatment (http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physician-assistants.htm). PAs can work in a variety of settings including physician's offices, hospitals, and clinics.

The bachelor's in physician assistant program includes specialized coursework focused on preparing students for success in their graduate studies and professional careers. Graduates may acquire foundational knowledge in biological sciences, physical sciences, social sciences and health care issues. Since a major part of a PAs job is working with patients, physicians and other health care professionals, effective communication skills are essential. This pre-physician assistant degree program helps develop and refine these skills as well as investigating the psychological, spiritual and physical components of health, wellness and medical intervention.Students of the pre-physician assistant program is the opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge and skills working in GCU's cadaver lab.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:

Main Campus

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On-campus program disclosures      

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.

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