All prerequisite work must be done at a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. The program will not accept transfer credit from other physician assistant programs. Prerequisite courses should have been completed with grades “C” or better. It is strongly recommended, but not required, that all prerequisite courses be taken within the last seven years. Students with prerequisite courses older than seven years are encouraged to audit or retake courses to refresh their understanding of the subject matter.

Students taking courses on the quarter system will normally need to take two-quarters of classwork to equal one semester. The conversion tool is Quarter Hours X .667 = Semester Hours. There no exceptions to semester hour requirements.

You cannot substitute work experience for the general courses listed below. AP/IB/CLEP credits cannot be used to fulfill prerequisite requirements, nor can college courses taken as a pass/fail.

April 2019-September 2019 Application Cycle Only

Prerequisite Coursework Semester Hours Quarter Hours UNC Chapel Hill NC Community College System
Anatomy & Physiology**
Anatomy 3 5 EXSS 175
Physiology 3 5 EXSS 276 or PHYI 292
   OR
Anatomy and Physiology I and II 6 10 BIO 252 and BIO 253 BIO 168 and BIO 169
   OR
Completion of SOCM Course or Equivalent
Biology

General Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Histology, or Immunology

6 10 BIO 101, 202, 205, 425, or 449 BIO 111, 112, 265 or 250
Chemistry

General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or Biochemistry

6 10 CHEM 101, 102, 262, BIOC 107, or BIOC 108 CHM 151, 152, 251, 252, 263, or 132
Microbiology 3 5 BIO 422 or MCRO 251 BIO 175 or BIO 275
Sociology or Psychology 3 5 PSYC 101 or higher or SOCI 101 or higher PSY or SOC prefix course
Statistics or Biostatistics 3 5 STOR 151 or STOR 155 or PSYC 210 BUS 228 or MAT 152 or PSY 285
Recommended Coursework
Medical Terminology*** CLAS 126 MED 121 and MED 122
* Prerequisites may not be fulfilled with survey level courses (i.e. Survey of Organic Chemistry)
** A&P coursework cannot be combined between options listed above to satisfy fulfillment requirements (i.e. Completion of EXSS 175 & BIO 252 at UNC will NOT fulfill requirements).  Human-based highly preferred.
*** A certificate of completion may also be accepted in lieu of academic credit.

 

Beginning April 2020 Application Cycle

Prerequisite Coursework Semester Hours Quarter Hours UNC Chapel Hill NC Community College System
Anatomy & Physiology**
Anatomy 3 5 EXSS 175
Physiology 3 5 EXSS 276 or PHYI 292
   OR
Anatomy and Physiology I and II 6 10 BIO 252 and BIO 253 BIO 168 and BIO 169
   OR
Completion of SOCM Course or Equivalent
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry 3 5 CHEM 261 CHM 132 or CHM 251
Microbiology 3 5 BIO 422 or MCRO 251 BIO 175 or BIO 275
Sociology or Psychology 3 5 PSYC 101 or higher or SOCI 101 or higher PSY or SOC prefix course
Statistics or Biostatistics 3 5 STOR 151 or STOR 155 or PSYC 210 BUS 228 or MAT 152 or PSY 285
Medical Terminology*** CLAS 126 MED 121 and MED 122
* Prerequisites may not be fulfilled with survey level courses (i.e. Survey of Organic Chemistry)
** A&P coursework cannot be combined between options listed above to satisfy fulfillment requirements (i.e. Completion of EXSS 175 & BIO 252 at UNC will NOT fulfill requirements).  Human-based highly preferred.
*** A certificate of completion may also be accepted in lieu of academic credit.

 

For course equivalencies from other institutions, please refer to
http://admissions.unc.edu/credit/credit/transfer-equivalencies/ 

Courses can be taken at regionally accredited four-year institutions or community colleges (online or in-person) and are considered equally.