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Pre-Physician Assistant Major (Biology)

Earn a biology degree that will help you prepare for physician assistant school.

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology

The Pre-Physician Assistant Program at MVNU is designed to enable you to prepare a file that is competitive for entry into physician assistant school. While in the program, you will be guided through academic, spiritual, character, and life-skill development.

Our faculty will make sure you’re informed of expectations within the program, as well as the expectations of the admissions officers within the physician assistants’ schools. A semester-by-semester approach provides you with feedback for self-assessment regarding the extent of preparation as you progress. Seminars, documentation, and one-on-one meetings provide information about the preparation necessary, the application progress, and professional competencies and expectations.


See what it takes to get into physician assistant school. Explore our curriculum, with courses designed to help you succeed.

Faith & learning at MVNU

As an intentionally Christian University, we integrate our faith into everything we do at MVNU. From prayer before class to exploring real-world moral and ethical dilemmas, we’ll teach you what it means to shine forth.


MVNU offers a number of fantastic travel and study afar programs designed to broaden your perspective, introduce you to new and exciting domestic and international cultures, and enhance your resume.

Student Teaching:
  • Costa Rica
  • China
  • Central America
  • South America
  • Africa
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Australia
Service Learning:
  • Belize (Tropical Biology)
  • Swaziland
  • Haiti
  • Croatia, Austria & Hungary
  • Italy
  • Spain, Portugal & France
  • Greater Columbus Area
  • Orlando
  • San Francisco
  • New Orleans
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Guyana
  • Guatemala


Need a little help with finances? We’ve got you covered. Explore scholarships, grants, and other resources to help you pay for your education.

MVNU has many endowed scholarships available for students of a wide variety of backgrounds and majors.

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This program is designed to provide the preparation that is needed to apply to schools that offer physician assistant programs. Students take courses that are required for entrance, as well as recommended courses. This academic preparation provides part of the necessary components. In addition, students are given instruction and guidance to complete an application profile that is competitive, including extra-curricular activities, volunteerism, clinical exposure, and undergraduate research. Finally, seminars are available for training in professionalism, the application process, interview preparation, and development of essential competencies.


Work with patients of all ages in virtually all specialty and primary care areas, diagnosing and treating common illnesses.


MVNU alumni have been accepted into physician assistant programs at the following institutions:

  • Arcadia University
  • Alderson Broaddus University
  • Baldwin Wallace
  • Butler University
  • Chatham University
  • Elon University
  • Gannon University
  • Kettering University
  • Marietta College
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • St. Francis University
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Trevecca Nazarene University
  • University of Findlay
  • University of Mount Union
  • West Liberty University

Hands-on learning in our labs

You will work in our laboratories, which round out the learning environment by mimicking the professional settings that students will work in after graduation.

At MVNU, we use all of our resources to help you develop your skills as a scientist and researcher — including our natural resources!

Regardless of which Biology track you follow, our faculty want to see you success and prepare for your calling.

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