The Accelerated 3+2 Pathway to Physician Assistant (3+2 PA) Studies is designed to allow highly qualified students to shorten the time required to become a PA. Students in this pathway have the opportunity to apply to Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University's 28-month PA program (professional phase) after successfully mastering the initial 3-3.5 years of the BS in Biology-Human Medicine curriculum (pre-professional phase). The traditional Biology-Human Medicine curriculum is completed in four years; this pathway shortens the time required to receive an MMS: Physician Assistant degree by 6 months to 1 year.
Students in this track will not have guaranteed entrance into FranU’s PA program but will be identified as Accelerated 3+2 applicants. Students must fulfill all the requirements necessary for admission to the program.
FranU’s forensic science and biology faculty members are highly skilled professionals with extensive subject area expertise and a passion to teach students how to apply scientific knowledge to their future careers in forensic science and beyond.
The mission of the Biology Program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is to create quality educational experiences in all areas of biology and chemistry, especially those integral to the health of the population. The core principles of scientific inquiry and ethics serve to integrate coursework throughout the curriculum.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Questions about accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).
|ACSM 1110 - Introduction to College Education||1|
|BIOL 1315 - Biology for Majors I||3|
|BIOL 1315L - Biology for Majors I Laboratory||1|
|CHEM 1315 - General Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 1315L - General Chemistry I Laboratory||1|
|WRIT 1310 - College Writing I||3|
|MATH 1315 - College Algebra||3|
|Semester Credit Hours||15|
|BIOL 1110 - Introduction to Medical Terminology||1|
|BIOL 1316 - Biology for Majors II||3|
|BIOL 1316L - Biology for Majors II Laboratory||1|
|CHEM 1316 - General Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 1316L - General Chemistry II Laboratory||1|
|WRIT 1311 - College Writing II||3|
|MATH 1320 - Plane Trigonometry||3|
|Semester Credit Hours||15|
|BIOL 2310 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I||3|
|BIOL 2310L - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory||1|
|CHEM 2310 - General Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 2310L - General Organic Chemistry I Laboratory||1|
|MATH 2520 - Calculus for the Sciences||5|
|Semester Credit Hours||13|
|BIOL 2311 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II||3|
|BIOL 2311L - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory||1|
|CHEM 2311 - General Organic Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 2311L - General Organic Chemistry II Laboratory||1|
|THEO 1310 - Introduction to Theology||3|
|MATH 2315 - General Statistics||3|
|Semester Credit Hours||14|
|BIOL 2325 - Fundamentals of Microbiology||3|
|BIOL 2325L - Fundamentals of Microbiology Laboratory||1|
|BIOL 3390 - Pathophysiology I||3|
|PHYS 1415 - General Physics I||4|
|PSYC 1310 - Introductory Psychology||3|
|Semester Credit Hours||17|
|BIOL 2135 - Medical/Surgical Observation||1|
|Semester Credit Hours||1|
Total hours for Bachelor of Science in Biology - Pre-Professional Human Medicine Degree = 122 credit hours (106 pre-professional phase and 16 professional phase)
* MATH 1315 is waived with an ACT Math subscore of 27 or SAT equivalent
**Students apply to the PA program in semester 7.
If admitted into the PA program, students begin the program in semester 9 (spring semester). For information on the PA curriculum, visit franu.edu/ Physician Assistant Studies.
Behavioral/Social Sciences electives may be taken from subjects ANTH, ECON, HIST, POLI, PSYC, RELS, SOCI
Ethics/Philosophy elective courses are PHIL 2315, PHIL 2320, THEO 3345, THEO 3350, THEO 3360
Humanities/Fine Arts electives may be taken from subjects ENGL, MUSI, ART, HIST, HUMN, PHIL, RELS, THEO.
Human biology electives may be taken from BIOL 3000 or 4000 level anatomy and/or physiology courses.