Stephen F. Austin State University

Pre Requisites for Physician Assistants

The undergraduate pre requisite coursework differs to varying degrees depending upon the PA school into which you wish to be accepted. Below is a list of the coursework that once completed will allow you to apply to many Texas PA programs.

If you wish to see the specific pre requisites for individual Texas PA programs, please click the link at the bottom of this page.

Course SFA Course numbers and (hours)
General Biology (8 hours) Bio 131(4), Bio 133 (4) , Bio 130 (3)
Microbiology (4 hours) Bio 309 (4)
Nutrition (3 hours) HMS 339 (3)

Genetics or
Immunology (4 hours)

Bio 341 (4) or Bio 410 (4)
Anatomy (4 hours) Bio 342 (4)
Physiology (4 hours) Bio 327 (3) + Bio 475 (1)
General Chemistry (8 hours) Che 133 (4), Che 133 (4)
Organic Chemistry (4 hours) Che 331 (4)
Biochemistry (4 hours) Che 452 (4)
English Composition (6 hours) Eng 131 (3), Eng 132 (3)
Literature (3 hours) Eng 215, 221, 222, 231, 232, or 234
Communications (3 hours) Com 111
Medical Terminonlogy (3 hours) Bio 220
Statistics (3 hours) Mth 220
Algebra (3 hours) Mth 138
History (6 hours) His 133 (3), His 134 (3)
Political Science (6 hours) Psc 141 (3), Psc 142 (3)
Psychology (6 hours) Psy 133 (3) + Psy 210 or 376
Humanities (3 hours) Phi 153 (3)
Computer Science (3 hours) Csc 101, 102, 121 or 201

Pre Requisites for Individual Texas PA programs PDF