Biology - Pre-Physician Assistant

Biology (BS) Pre-Physician Assistant

The Biology (BS) Pre-Physician Assistant program, part of Biology’s General Biology specialization, is designed to prepare students for entrance into a physician assistant program at the graduate level.

Biology (BS) Pre-Physician Assistant Course Offerings

In addition to its required courses, Barry’s Biology (BS) Pre-Physician Assistant program offers a variety of elective courses for its majors, including but not limited to:

  • Human Nutrition
  • Neurobiology
  • Parasitology
  • Biochemistry
  • Epidemiology
  • Histology
  • Embryology
  • Immunology

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Where Are Our Pre-Physician Assistant Graduates? (Since 2008)

  • Physician Assistant Program, Barry University
  • Physician Assistant Program, Nova Southeastern University
  • Podiatry School, Barry University
  • B.M.S. Program, Barry University
  • M.S. Medical Biotechnology, Barry University
  • Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
  • D.V.M. Program, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University
  • Florida International University
  • Ross University School of Medicine
  • College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences
  • University of Medicine and Health Sciences, St. Kitts
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • College of Pharmacy, Nova Southeastern University
  • Emory University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • MBA Health Administration, Florida Atlantic University
  • University of South Carolina
  • College of Medicine, American University of Antigua
  • Valparaiso University Law School

Student Organizations

Students in the Biology (BS) Pre-Physician Assistant program have the opportunity to continue learning outside of the classroom by becoming involved in Barry’s biology-related student organizations, such as the Pre-Physician Assistant Student Association (Pre-PASA) and the Tri-Beta Honor Society.

For a full listing of biology-related student organizations at Barry, visit  

Program Overview: General Biology Specialization

This major requires a minimum of 40 credits including Biology 104, 112, 216 and at least one course from each of the following core areas:

  • Growth and Development (Human or Comparative Anatomy)
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology (Cell Biology or Microbiology)
  • Physiological and Biochemical Principles (Human or Comparative Physiology)
  • Environmental Biology (Ecology or Marine Biology or Environmental Science)
  • Biological Theory (Evolution or Seminar or Virology)
  • Genetics

Students must also fulfill the following non-biological requirements:

  • Chemistry (12 semester hours)
  • Math (9 semester hours including Pre-Calculus and Statistics or Calculus)
  • Physics (4 semester hours)
  • Theology or Philosophy (Bioethics or Environmental Ethics)

For a full listing of requirements, including course numbers, visit