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Prepare for a successful career as a health professional in one of America's fastest growing occupations

This program will challenge you to:

  • Prepare for PA school, including the C of I-Idaho State cooperative master's program in Physician Assistant Studies.
  • Build a foundation for success in the medical field by completing classwork in biology, mathematics, chemistry and physics.
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Health Professions Studies Minor -Pre-Physician Assistant Track

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Professional Studies & Enhancements

Courses and Requirements

View this degree in the course catalog

36-37 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-201Biology I: Molecules to Cells3 credits
BIO-201LMolecules to Cells Lab1 credits
BIO-210LMolecules to Cells Research-Based Lab1 credits
BIO-202Organismal Biology3 credits
BIO-202LOrganismal Biology1 credits
BIO-224Human Anatomy and Physiology I3 credits
BIO-224LHuman Anatomy and Physiology I Lab1 credits
BIO-225Human Anatomy and Physiology II3 credits
BIO-225LHuman Anatomy and Physiology II Lab1 credits
BIO-360Microbiology3 credits
BIO-360LMicrobiology Lab1 credits
CHE-141General Chemistry I4 credits
CHE-142General Chemistry II4 credits
CHE-301Organic Chemistry I3 credits
CHE-301LOrganic Chemistry I Lab1 credits
CHE-412Biochemistry3 credits
HHP/BIO-Research or Internship

Become a Physician Assistant!Join Idaho's only PA program

The College of Idaho offers a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree in partnership with Idaho State University. Students take part in lectures, hands-on clinical work and distance learning courses inside West Hall: Center for Physician Assistant Studies in Caldwell.