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Prerequisite Course Work


Required Course Semester Hours Lab Required Must be designated as
courses for science majors
Human Anatomy* 4 X X BSC2085/2085L* (combined A&P1)
Human Physiology* 4 X X BSC2086/2086L* (combined A&P2)
Biology 8 X X BSC2010, 2010L
BSC2011, 2011L
Microbiology 4  X  X MCB2004 or 
MCB 4403 with lab (preferred)
General Chemistry 8 X  X CHM1045, 1045L
CHM1046, 1046L
Organic Chemistry 3 X X CHM2210
Biochemistry 3   X BCH4053
Genetics 3   X PCB3063
Statistics 3    X STA2122 or  STA2171
College Algebra (or higher) 3     MAC1105
English Composition or other writing intensive coursework 6     ENC1101 and  ENC1102
General Psychology     PSY2012
Medical Terminology 1 course     CLT2049 or APK2001

 *Anatomy and Physiology can be taken as combined courses with lab for a total of 8 semester hours.
**There is no expiration date for prerequisite coursework. However, the length of time since the courses were completed will be taken into consideration as part of the overall admission decision. More recent is considered favorable.

***Survey courses will not satisfy prerequisite science requirements. Online labs will not be accepted.



The Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Florida State University (FSU) College of Medicine has applied for Accreditation-Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

The FSU PA Program anticipates matriculating its first class in August 2017, pending achieving Accreditation-Provisional status at the March 2017 ARC-PA meeting.

Accreditation - Provisional is an accreditation status first awarded when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

In the event that ARC-PA withholds accreditation, the FSU PA Program will not admit students in August 2017 and will provide a refund to those individuals accepted to the program and paid their program deposit. CASPA application fees cannot be refunded to applicants by the FSU PA Program or by CASPA.

The PA Program was approved by the FSU Board of Trustees and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 2015.