Commonly Required Courses
These are typical requirements and recommendations for applying to PA programs. If you are interested in applying to programs in one of the other health profession areas (medical, dental, pharmacy, PT, optometry, etc.) please review the recommended courses for that specific area.
The health professional schools themselves provide the most accurate and up-to-date source of information. Students should begin researching specific requirements of health professional schools they are interested in early in their academic careers and continue this research through their academic careers as health professional schools typically update their required and recommended courses on an annual basis.
Students should also review Loyola department websites and LOCUS to determine relevant pre-requisites for courses listed below, what terms these courses are typically offered.
|Biology||General Biology I||BIOL 101 & 111|
|General Biology II||BIOL 102 & 112|
|Anatomy & Physiology I||BIOL 242|
|Anatomy & Physiology II||BIOL 243|
|Biochemistry||BIOL 366 or CHEM 361|
|Chemistry||Chemical Structure & Properties w/lab||CHEM 160 & 161|
|Chemical Reactivity I w/lab||CHEM 180 & 181|
|Chemical Reactivity II w/lab||CHEM 240 & 241|
|Quantitative Methods in Chemistry w/lab||CHEM 260 & 261|
|Biochemistry||CHEM 361 or CHEM 370 or BIOL 366|
|Math||College Algebra||MATH 117|
|Statistic||STAT 103 or STAT 203 or PSYC 304 or STAT 335|
MATH 131 (or 161) are pre-requisite for CHEM 260/261
|English Composition||Freshman Composition||UCWR 110|
|Upper Level Composition Course||One Writing Intensive Course|
|Social & Behavioral Science||Psychology, Sociology, or Anthropology||Two Courses|
Occasionally required courses include (but are not limited to):
Additional behavioral science, genetics, medical terminology, and upper-level science courses