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Biology - Pre-Physician Assistant, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Physician assistants are in demand. The profession is one of the fastest growing in the country due to the shortage of primary care physicians, as well as economic pressures on health care costs. The required and supporting courses are typically required for admission into physician assistant programs.

What You'll Do

  • Meet with their advisor each semester to assess their progress towards admission to a professional school.
  • Take a core of courses that prepares them in any area of biology.
  • Take rigorous coursework in anatomy and physiology and molecular genetics which are required for most MMS schools.
  • Select additional electives in virology, immunology, pathogenic bacteriology, epidemiology, health physics, and toxicology.
  • Complete 80 hours (for 2 credit hours) of experiential learning, usually shadowing doctors and nurses.
  • Complete additional coursework in medical terminology, psychology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics to make them competitive for admission to MMS schools.
  • Attend classes in the renovated Magill Hall furnished with modern equipment.

Internships & Career Opportunities

  • St. Francis Medical Center
  • Landmark Hospital
  • Southeast Missouri Hospital
  • Delta Area Hospital

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Evolution & Ecology
  • Cell & Organismal Biology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Genetics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Submit your Online application
  • Pay the $40 application fee
  • Passport
  • Academic transcripts
  • Affidavit of Financial Support and Proof of finances
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, etc.) for scholarship consideration (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    225 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 225 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cape Girardeau

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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