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University of Colorado

Aurora,
CO

Admissions Office Email:

PA-info@ucdenver.edu
303-724-7963

Program Information

Length of Program:

35 Months

Part-Time Option Available:  

No

Starting Semester: 

Summer

Accreditation:

Continued

Students per Class:

44

PANCE First-Time Pass Rate: 

98%

Cost of Attendance (Resident / Non-Resident): 

$61,179 / $132,465   Does not include living expenses.

Tuition Notes:

Students may petition for residency after their first year living in Colorado. Tuition is $84,941 for the full 3-year program for out-of-state students who are granted residency status after their first year.

Combined Degree Program(s) Offered: 

None

Admissions Information

Application:

Participates in CASPA:

Yes

Application Deadline:

September 1
(Rolling Admissions)

GPA:

Minimum GPA:   

3

Minimum Science GPA:

3

Average GPA: 

3.8

Average Science GPA:   

3.76

Shadowing and Experience:

PA Shadowing Required or Recommended:

Not Mentioned

Minimum PA Shadowing: 

None

Patient Care Experience Required:

None

Patient Care Experience Recommended: 

No Specific Recommendation

Additional Information Regarding Patient Care:

Healthcare experience is not required.

Testing

Test(s) Required:

None

GRE Deadline:

Not Applicable

GRE Expiration:

Not Applicable

PA-CAT Deadline:

Not Applicable

CASPer Required:

Yes

CASPer Deadline:

September 1

Coursework Policies

Coursework Expiration:

Not Available
Upper division biology courses must be completed within the last five years. Coursework fulfilling other prerequisite requirements may be older than 5 years.

Online Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Community College Coursework Accepted:

Yes

Pending Prerequisite Coursework Allowed:

Yes
The general Genetics, Statistics, and Psychology requirements may be pending and completed by the end of the fall semester prior to matriculation. The Chemistry and Biology requirements must be completed prior to the application deadline.

Prerequisites

Course
Semesters
Required or Recommended
Notes
General Chemistry
2 Semesters with Lab
Required
One chemistry course must include a lab. This requirement may be met with higher level chemistry courses.
Organic Chemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry
Not Required
Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry Options
Not Required
Introductory Biology
1 Semester
Required
May be comprised of general biology, genetics, immunology, embryology, etc.
Microbiology
Not Required
Upper-Level Biology
2 Semesters
Course Required, Lab Recommended
At least 6 semester hours of the biology coursework must be upper division.
Genetics
1 Semester
Required
Genetics may not fulfill biological science or upper division biological science hours. Course must be designed for science majors. General or human genetics is required. Molecular genetics may not be used toward this requirement.
Anatomy and Physiology
2 Semesters: 1 Each of Anatomy and Physiology, OR 2 Semesters of Combined Anatomy/Physiology
Course Required, Lab Recommended
Physics
Not Required
Medical Terminology
Not Required
English / Writing
Not Required
Psychology
2 Semesters
Required
Recommended courses include general psychology, abnormal psychology, and developmental psychology.
Social Sciences
Not Required
Statistics
1 Semester
Required
Other Math
Not Required
Foreign Language
Not Required
Other Requirements
Biology requirement details: 14 semester hours (or 20 quarter hours) including 6 semester hours of upper-division biology credit, 3 semester hours of Anatomy, and 3 semester hours of Physiology (or 6 semester hours of combined Anatomy and Physiology).At least one biology course must be taken with a lab.
Other Recommendations

None.

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