Pre-Physician Assistant Bachelor's Degree Plan

Lamar University Pre-Professional Programs

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science
Major: Varies, follows Pre-Professional program
Hours: 120

Pre-Physician Assistant Bachelor Degree

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Pre-Professional Program Description

The pre-professional Pre-Physician Assistant Degree Plan at Lamar University leads to your further study in the medical field of your choice. Paired with the baccalaureate degree of your choosing, this program, along with your own brand of community and campus involvement, investigation and engagement in your chosen discipline and extraordinary academic performance will prepare you to apply for and excel in professional school.

Why Pre-Physician Assistant Studies at Lamar?

During your Pre-Physican Assistant Degree Plan studies at Lamar University, you will work with an advisor who will guide you in tailoring your bachelor's degree for PA program application and admission. You will prepare to submit your curriculum, admission exam scores and supporting application materials within the deadlines of those programs to which you apply.

Your faculty and advisors will encourage you in maintaining a high GPA (3.25 or better), and you'll have access to opportunities for research, volunteering and mentorship or internship experiences that reflect your potential for leadership in the medical profession.

Career Paths

Physician assistants work in all areas of medicine. Your work will depend in large part on your specialty or the type of medical practice where you work. In some areas, especially rural and medically underserved communities, physician assistants may be the primary care providers at clinics where a physician is present only one or two days per week. In these locations, you will collaborate with the physician as needed and as required by law. Employment of physician assistants is projected to grow 30% over the next 10 years, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Primary Careers

Physician assistant, physician assistant specialist

Career Areas

  • Family practice
  • Primary and emergent care
  • Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Outpatient medicine

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Private practitioners/partnerships
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Nursing and residential care centers
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Hospice organizations

*Suggested majors are only examples of a few degrees that may align with your pre-professional program interests. Speak with an advisor to decide on the best major to meet course requirements for your program and professional school.