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B.S. in Biology/M.S. in Physician Assistant Dual Degree Program

Physician Assistants are in high demand and are considered one of the top 10 jobs for the foreseeable future. Interest in this career has exploded and acceptance into PA programs is in many cases as competitive as for medical school.

CSE is fortunate to have three guaranteed seats a year in the two-year PA program at Le Moyne College for highly qualified students. The top three students in each graduating class from CSE who earn a B.S. in Biology from CSE and meet Le Moyne's prerequisite requirements are guaranteed admittance into the two-year M.S. Physician Assistant Program.

Visit www.lemoyne.edu/pa for more information about their M.S. Physician Assistant Program.

Preset Freshmen and Sophomore Pathways

To ensure that students begin and remain on track in terms of graduation and degree requirements, and to maximize student opportunities to add minors or second majors, and therefore increase their options after graduation, the College has designed the Preset Freshmen and Sophomore Pathways. The general education requirements are incorporated into the Preset Pathways for Freshmen and Sophomores.

This curricular sequencing model, which outlines all the courses taken in the first two years, will allow students to complete 75% to 90% of their General Education requirements during just their freshman and sophomore years, as well as all foundational gateway and milestone courses, both in their intended major, and in other complementary majors and minors that they may want to consider.

Students will then be able to focus their junior and senior years almost entirely on their major, as well as on potential minors or second majors.

Simply put, this curricular sequencing model allows students to get the most out of their undergraduate education at CSE.

First Year

Fall Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I Core Classes

6

Pre-Major Gateway Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Spring Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I Core Classes

6

Pre-Major Gateway Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

Second Year

Fall Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element I or II Core Classes

4-8

Pre-Major Milestone Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Spring Semester (14-18 Credits)

Element II or III Core Classes

4-8

Pre-Major Milestone Class

1-4

Preset General Education Elective

1-4

Outside General Education Elective

1-4

Developmental Math (if needed)

0-1.5

EOF or CAPs (if needed)

P/F

Recommended Course Sequence

In fulfilling the requirements for the B.S. in Biology as stated below, the student automatically fulfills the prerequisites for acceptance into Physical Assistant program at Le Moyne College.

The typical four-year course of study at CSE for students interested in pursuing a career as a physician assistant is as follows:

First Year

Fall Semester (First Semester) (18 Credits)

BIO111Fundamentals of Biology I

4

CHEM151General Chemistry I

4

 

MATH149Pre-Calculus Math

4

or

MATH119Elementary Statistics

4

 

CSE110Literacy I

4

Spring Semester (Second Semester) (18 Credits)

BIO113Fundamentals of Biology II

4

CHEM153General Chemistry II

4

MATH151Calculus I

4

CSE120Intergrated Literacy II

4

CHEM153: Prerequisites apply.

Second Year

Fall Semester (First Semester) (16 Credits)

BIO209Microbiology

4

CHEM211Organic Chemistry I

4

CSECSE200-level General Education

4

 

MATH119Elementary Statistics

4

or

CSECSE200-level General Education

4

CHEM211, CSE200-level: Prerequisites apply.

MATH119: If not yet taken.

Spring Semester (Second Semester) (16 Credits)

BIO251Cellular Biology

4

CHEM213Organic Chemistry II

4

CSECSE200-level General Education

4

 

CSECSE 200-level General Education

4

or

CSE300Faith,Spirituality & Ethics I

4

BIO251, CHEM213, CSE200-level/300: Prerequisites apply.

Third Year

Fall Semester (First Semester) (16 Credits)

BIO121Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

BIOBIO300/400

4

CHEM325Biochemistry II

4

 

CSECSE 200-level General Education

4

or

CSE300Faith,Spirituality & Ethics I

4

BIO300/400, CHEM325, BIO431: Prerequisites apply.

CSE200-Level/CSE300 if not yet taken.

Spring Semester (Second Semester) (16 Credits)

BIO123Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

BIO303Genetics

4

 

CSE300Faith,Spirituality & Ethics I

4

or

CSE400Essentials Capstone

4

CHEM323Biochemistry I

3

or

Free Elective

4

BIO303, CSE300, CSE400: Prerequisites apply.

CSE300: If not yet taken.

Fourth Year

Fall Semester (First Semester) (16-17 Credits)

BIOBIO300/400

4

BIO431Senior Seminar

1

PHYS149General Physics I

4

CSE400Essentials Capstone

4

and-or

Free Elective

3-4

BIO300/400, BIO431, CSE400: Prerequisites apply.

CSE400 if not yet taken.

Spring Semester (Second Semester) (16 Credits)

BIOBIO300/400

4

PHYS153General Physics II

4

PSY100Introduction to Psychology

4

CSE400Essentials Capstone

4

and-or

Free Elective

4

BIO300/400, CSE400: Prerequisites apply.

CSE400: If not yet taken.

NOTE: Le Moyne requires 750 patient-related activities prior to attending PA school. Acquiring certification and working as a EMT or CNA are two excellent ways of obtaining the required hours.