All of the following admission requirements must be completed prior to submission of an application to the Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA). The deadline to complete an application is March 1.
* Degree conferral must appear on the transcript for a CASPA application to be considered complete.
** Grades for all prerequisite courses must be posted and appear on transcript (i.e. no "planned" or "in progress" notations on transcript).
Please note: Health care experience hours may be in-progress at the time of application submission, but must be completed prior to enrollment.
Important! Pacific will NOT accept online or AP courses to fulfill science prerequisites.
General Chemistry: Two courses with labs. Total of 8 semester units or 12 quarter units with labs. Should be a course sequence designed for chemistry majors.
Biological Sciences: Two courses with labs. Total of 6 semester or 9 quarter units with labs. Should be a course sequence designed for biology majors.
Human Anatomy: One semester or quarter with lab is required. Total of 4 semester or 5 quarter units with lab (or combined Anatomy & Physiology).
Human Physiology: One semester or quarter with lab is required. Total of 4 semester or 5 quarter units with lab (or combined Anatomy & Physiology).
Microbiology: One semester or one quarter course. (Lab recommended, but not required.)
Math: One course in Statistics (3 semester or 4 quarter units).
Psychology: Minimum of one course (3 semester or 4 quarter units). Must be a course in General or Introductory Psychology, or Abnormal Psychology, or Life Span/Developmental Psychology.
English Composition: Minimum of two (3 semester or 4 quarter unit) courses. English as a Second Language courses will not fulfill this requirement.