Pre-Physician Assistant
College of Science and Health Professions
Edinboro University

Start your journey to become a physician assistant.

Are you a team player with a passion for contributing to the health and wellness of your patients? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and interacting with other healthcare professionals? Then start right now to prepare for a career as a physician assistant (PA).

PAs are in high demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predict the occupation will grow 37% in the next 10 years.

Our Bachelor of Science in Biology degree with a Pre-Physician Assistant concentration will give you a competitive edge when the time comes to apply to professional PA programs. Here’s why: Our curriculum is specific to your career path. It’s rigorous, with emphasis on the sciences. Coursework in specialty areas such as Clinical Microbiology and Nutrition prepare you to meet the high standards required by well-known PA programs in the area. Balance these classes with general education and core courses that improve your critical thinking skills and ethical decision making and you’ll be a qualified candidate for PA school.

Small classes taught by faculty members with a wide array of research interests will enable you to participate fully in your education and appreciate the importance of evidence-based medicine. Faculty mentors will ensure you’re equipped to do well on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and meet the requirements for the PA program that interests you.

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty and staff instruct, guide and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Thrive in a rigorous, challenging environment.

The median salary for a physician assistant is more than $100,000 per year.

Ways to distinguish yourself.

PA’s play a vital and growing role in today’s health landscape. They undergo extensive medical training and must be licensed and certified before they can join a healthcare team. If you’re ready for the challenge, start now to build a resume that demonstrates your commitment to the field. Opportunities at Edinboro include:

Capstone experience that may lead to presentations at local, regional or national meetings.

Independent research under the supervision of a faculty expert.

Internships that earn credits and provide first-hand experience in the field.

On-campus organizations such as Tri Beta, a National Biological Honor Society, and Pre-Healing Arts Club.

Surround yourself with other future professionals.

Students like you who are focused and serious about careers in healthcare are here at Edinboro. They could be following any one of these pre-professional tracks:

Prepare for a rewarding career.