The Pre-PA Program offered at UND in the College of Arts and Sciences set guidelines and timetables for students to successfully complete prerequisite coursework and other requirements relating to PA school. The UND Pre-PA Program is designed for undergraduate students with no prior health care licensure/certification and extensive experience (such as nurses or paramedics) – therefore it does not prepare students for the UNDSMHS PA program.
This program is not a major and does not lead to a degree from UND! In order to graduate with a degree from UND, students must:
Choose a Major and complete the specific requirements of that major as determined by the department responsible for that major
Complete Essential Studies Requirements
Complete 125 semester credits (36 of which must be upper divisional)
In order to join the Pre-PA Program at UND, freshmen students (planning to finish in 4 years) must:
Officially declare Pre-PA in the main office of the College of Arts and Sciences (Montgomery Hall 125)
Activate and use their UND e-mail account
Attend all freshmen group advising meetings during fall semester
Attend one freshmen group advising meeting during spring semester
Complete the following courses, with a C grade or better, before the start of sophomore year:
Bio 150-151, with labs
Math 103 (may test out of this with an appropriate ACT Math score or Compass Math test)
Chem 121-122, with labs
Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Visit with their major advisor
Older students wishing to join or switch to the Pre-PA Program should contact the College of Arts and Sciences ASAP to set up an appointment with the Health Sciences Advisor.
In order to stay in the Pre-PA Program at UND, all students must:
Complete any prerequisite coursework as advised
Maintain a competitive cumulative GPA (3.0 minimum)
Take the GRE if required
Visit with the Health Sciences Advisor regularly
Visit with their major advisor regularly
Currently enrolled or prospective UND students may set up an appointment to discuss a Pre-PA Plan of Study with the Health Sciences Advisor. Click on the Advising link under Pre-PA Resources.