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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-201 Biology I: Molecules to Cells 3 credits
BIO-201L Molecules to Cells Lab 1 credits
BIO-210L Molecules to Cells Research-Based Lab 1 credits
BIO-202 Organismal Biology 3 credits
BIO-202L Organismal Biology 1 credits
BIO-224 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 credits
BIO-224L Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1 credits
BIO-225 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3 credits
BIO-225L Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1 credits
BIO-360 Microbiology 3 credits
BIO-360L Microbiology Lab 1 credits
CHE-141 General Chemistry I 4 credits
CHE-142 General Chemistry II 4 credits
CHE-301 Organic Chemistry I 3 credits
CHE-301L Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 credits
CHE-412 Biochemistry 3 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.