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) or
PET3322/3322L (A&P1) 

Human Physiology* 4 X X BSC2086/2086L* (combined A&P2)  or
PET 3323C (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 4 X X CHM2210, CMH2211L, CHM3217, CMH 3217L
Biochemistry 3   X BCH4053, CHM3218
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 or ENC2135
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.***


COVID-19 Prerequisite and Direct Patient Care Hours Statement

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the FSU School of Physician Assistant Program (SPAP) will allow applicants to have up to two prerequisite courses outstanding at time of application submission for the 2024 cycle, which begins May 1st, 2024. If accepted, outstanding prerequisites must be completed by the end of the Spring 2025 semester to matriculate into the program.

We also have extended the deadline for Direct Patient Care hours.  Applicants may apply to the FSU SPAP with outstanding Direct Patient Care hours with the expectation that the hours will be completed by the end of the Spring 2025 semester.