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Pre-Pathologist Assistant Curriculum

2014 - 2015

Admission to the Pathologists' Assistant Program:


  • Completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours, including the courses identified in the table below, is required to be considered for admission to the professional program in Pathologists' Assistant.
  • All prerequisite coursework must be completed with a cum GPA of 2.5, as well as a 2.5 GPA in pre-requisite coursework and 2.5 GPA in the sciences to be considered.
  • The professional program begins only in Fall Term. Science prerequisites must be completed by May. All preprofessional requirements must be completed by the end of Spring/Summer.
  • The application deadline for the professional program is May 15. For an application go to: www.cphs.wayne.edu.
  • Admission to the professional program in Pathologists' Assistant is selective. Each biology and chemistry couse must include a laboratory.
  • Each biology and chemistry requirement must include a laboratory with the exception of BIO 3200 (Cell Biology) and BIO 3070 (Genetics).
  • Time limitation: students must complete pre-professional work within six years and the professional program within three years. Science requirements must have been taken wtihin six years of application to the program. Students who interrupt their academic program must apply for reinstatement. Examination may be required for reinstatement.
  • Students must attend an Informational Meeting within one year of formal application to specific program. Information Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 259 Mack Avenue. Call 313-577-1716 for information or send email to: cphsinfo@wayne.edu. 
  • Annual Open House-Held in October each year

Pre-Pathologist Assistant Course and Examination Requirements:

Requirement Course/Exam Notations
Basic Composition (BC) ENG 1020  By 30 hours; Prerequisite: Qualifying Exam or ENG 1010 (for course completed Fall term 2008 or later, a grade of "C" or better is required)
Intermediate Composition (IC) ENG 3050 or 3010 By 60 hours; ENG 3050 preferred; see below for options (for course completed Fall term 2008 or later, a grade of "C" or better is required)
Elementary Functions (MC) MAT 1800 Placement into course by exam score or pre-requisite course required
General Chemistry I (PS) CHM 1020 See classschedule.wayne.edu for pre-requisites
General Chemistry II CHM 1030
Basic Life Diversity BIO 1500 Placement into course by exam score or pre-requisite course required
Basic Life Mechanisms (LS) BIO 1510 Placement into course by exam score or pre-requisite course required
Microbiology BIO 2200
Anatomy & Physiology BIO 2870  
Cell Biology BIO 2600  
Genetics BIO 3070  
Intro to Ethics (PL) PHI 2320  

 

Competency Requirements and Options:

Writing Intensive Course (WI): fulflled during professional program

Intermediate Composition (IC): (choose one) (complete by 75 credit hours)(for course completed Fall term 2008 or later, a grade of "C" or better is required):  Pre-requisite: "C" or better grade in Basic Composition (BC)
Africana Studies-AFS 2390, Introduction to African-American Literature: Literature and Writing, 4 cr.
English-ENG 2100, Introduction to Poetry: Literature and Writing, 3 cr.
English-ENG 2110, Introduction to Drama: Literature and Writing, 3 cr.
English-ENG 2120, Introduction to Fiction: Literature and Writing, 4 cr.
English-ENG 2210, Great English Novels: Literature and Writing, 3 cr.
English-ENG 2310, Major American Books: Literature and Writing, 3 cr.
English-ENG 2390, Introduction to African-American Literature: Literature and Writing, 4 cr.
English-ENG 2420, Literature and the Professions. 4 cr.
English-ENG 2560, Children's Literature. 4 cr.
English-ENG 2570, Literature By and About Women: Literature and Writing, 3 cr.
English-ENG 3010, Intermediate Writing, 3 cr.
English-ENG 3020, Writing and Community, 3 cr.
English-ENG 3050, Technical Communication I: Report Writing, 3 cr.

Critical Thinking (CT): (complete by 75 credit hours by one method below):
* Pass WSU Critical Thinking Exam
* Pass one of the following:
Philosophy-PHI 1050, Critical Thinking,  3 cr.
Communication-COM 2110, Argumentation and Debate, 3 cr.

Oral Communication (OC): (completed by 60 credit hours by one method below):
* Pass WSU Oral Communication  Exam 
* High school course work (two semesters of speech or debate, no credit hours granted)
* Pass one of the courses, or its equivalent, below:
Communication-COM 1010, Oral Communication: Basic Speech, 3 cr.
English-ENG 3060, Technical Communication II: Writing and Speaking, 3 cr.

 


University & College Group Requirements

A given Subject Area Code (e.g. ANT, HIS, P S, etc.) may not be used more than twice; a course must be at least three semester hours to apply; and courses for Group Requirements may not be elected on a Passed/Not Passed basis
 
Physical Science (PS); fulfilled by CHM 1020
Life Science (LS); fulfilled by BIO 1510 or PSY 1010
Laboratory (LB); fulfilled by CHM 1020 or BIO 1510

Historical Studies (HS); (choose one)
Anthropology-ANT 3200, Lost Cities and Ancient Civilizations, 3 cr.
Asian Studies-ASN 1710, History of Modern East Asia, 3 cr.
Classics - CLA 3590, Byzantine Civilization, 3 cr.
Classics-CLA 3720, Modern Greek Cities: An Historical-Ethnographic Study, 3 cr.
Gender Sexuality and Women's Studies-GSW 2600, History of Women, Gender and Sexuality in the Modern World, 3 cr. 
Greek (Modern)- GKM 3590, Byzantine Civilization, 3 cr.
Greek (Modern)- GKM 3720, Modern Greek Cities: An Historical-Ethnographic Study, 3 cr.
History-HIS 1000, World Civilization to 1500, 3-4 cr.
History-HIS 1300, Europe and the World: 1500-1945, 3-4 cr.
History-HIS 1400, The World Since 1945, 3-4 cr.
History-HIS 1600, African Civilizations to 1800, 3-4 cr.
History-HIS 1610, African Civilizations Since 1800, 3-4 cr.
History-HIS 1710, History of Modern East Asia, 3 cr.
History-HIS 1800, The Age of Islamic Empires: 600-1600, 3 cr.
History-HIS 1810, The Modern Middle East, 3 cr.
History-HIS 1900, History of Colonial Latin America, 3 cr.
History-HIS 1995, Society and the Economic Transition, 3 cr.
Near Eastern Studies-N E 2030, The Age of Islamic Empires: 600-1600, 3 cr.
Near Eastern Studies-N E 2040, The Modern Middle East, 3 cr.

American Society & Institutions (AI);(choose one):
History-HIS 1050, American Civilization Since World War II,  3-4  cr.
Political Science-P S 1010, American Government (preferred), 4 cr.
Political Science-P S 1030, The American Governmental System, 3 cr.

Basic Social Science (SS) (choose one):
Africana Studies-AFS 2210, Black Social and Political Thought, 4 cr.
Anthropology-ANT 2100, Introduction to Anthropology, 3-4 cr.
Latino/a Latin American Studies-LAS 3610, Seminar in Latino Urban Problems, 3 cr.
Economics-ECO 1000, Survey of Economics, 4 cr.
Economics-ECO 2010, Principles of Microeconomics, 4 cr.
Economics-ECO 2020, Principles of Macroeconomics, 4 cr.
Gender Sexuality and Women's Studies-GSW 2700, Social Science Perspectives on Gender, Sexuality, and Women, 3 cr.
Geography-GPH 1100, World Regional Patterns (CD), 4 cr.
Geography-GPH 2000, Introduction to Urban Studies (CD), 4 cr.
Geography-GPH 3130, Introductory Urban Geography, 4 cr.
Geography-GPH 3200, Europe, 3 cr.
History-HIS 2000, Introduction to Urban Studies (CD), 4 cr.
History-HIS 2605, Social Science Perspectives on Gender, Sexuality, and Women, 3 cr.
Honors-HON 1000, City I, 3 cr.
Political Science-P S 1000, Introduction to Political Science, 3 cr.
Political Science-P S 2000, Introduction to Urban Studies (CD), 4 cr.
Political Science-P S 2240, Introduction to Urban Politics and Policy, 4 cr.
Sociology-SOC 2000, Understanding Human Society, 3 cr.
Sociology-SOC 2020, Social Problems, 3 cr.
Sociology-SOC 2500, Introduction to Urban Studies (CD), 4 cr.
Sociology-SOC 3300, Social Inequality, 4 cr.
Sociology-SOC 3510, The Nature and Impact of Population on Society, 3 cr.
Sociology-SOC 4100, Social Psychology, 4 cr.
Urban Studies-U S 2000, Introduction to Urban Studies (CD), 4 cr.

Visual & Performing Arts (VP) (choose one):
Art History-A H 1110, Survey of Art History: Ancient through Medieval, 3-4 cr.
Art History-A H 1120, Survey of Art History: Renaissance through Modern, 3-4 cr.
Art History-A H 1130, Encounters with the Arts of Global Africa, 3 cr.
Communication-COM 2010, Introduction to Film, 4 cr.
Communication-COM 2020, History of Film , 4 cr.
Dance-DNC 2000, Introduction to Dance, 4 cr.
Dance-DNC 2310, History of Dance from 1800 to the Present, 3 cr.
English-ENG 2440, Introduction to Visual Culture. 3 cr.
English-ENG 2450, Introduction to Film, 4 cr.
English-ENG 2460, History of Film, 4 cr.
Music History-MUH 1340, Music Appreciation: World Music, 3 cr.
Music History-MUH 1350, History of American Popular Music, 3 cr.
Music History-MUH 1351, History of American Popular Music: 1940 to the Present, 3 cr.
Music History-MUH 1370, Music Appreciation: Beginnings to the Present, 3 cr.
Near Eastern Studies-NE 2060, Hebrew/Israeli Film:Trends and Themes in Israeli Cinema, 3 cr.
Slavic Studies-SLA 3710, Russian and East European Film, 3 cr.
Theatre-THR 1010, Introduction to the Theatre, 3 cr.
Theatre-THR 1030, Black Theatre: An Introduction, 3 cr.
Theater-THR 1200, Musical Theatre Appreciation 3 cr.

 

Philosophy & Letters (PL): fulfilled by Philosophy-PHI 2320

Foreign Culture (FC) (choose one):
Africana Studies-AFS 3250, Politics and Culture in Anglophone Caribbean, 3 cr.
Africana Studies-AFS 3610, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Foreign Culture: The Africans, 4 cr.
Anthropology-ANT 3150, Anthropology of Business, 3-4 cr.
Anthropology-ANT 3520, Understanding Africa: Past, Present and Future, 3 cr.
Anthropology-ANT 3540, Cultures and Societies of Latin America, 3 cr.
Anthropology-ANT 3550, Arab Society in Transition, 3 cr.
Armenian-ARM 3410, New Soil, Old Roots: The Immigrant Experience (CD), 3 cr.
Art Education- AED 5050 (VP) Integrating the Arts Into the Elementary Classroom. Cr. 3
Asian Studies-ASN 2150, Chinese Philosophy, 3 cr.
Latino/a Latin American Studies-LAS 2410, History of Mexico, 3 cr.
Latino/a Latin American Studies-LAS 2420, History of Puerto Rico and Cuba, 3 cr.
Dance-DNC 2400, Introduction to African Dance, 3 cr.
English-ENG 2670, Introduction to Canadian Studies, 3 cr.
English-ENG 2730, Languages of the World,  3 cr.
French-FRE 2710, Introduction to French Civilization I, 3 cr.
French-FRE 2720, Introduction to French Civilization II, 3 cr.
German-GER 2710, Survey of Germanic Culture I, 3 cr.
German-GER 2720, Survey of Germanic Culture II, 3 cr.
German-GER 3410, New Soil, Old Roots: The Immigrant Experience, 3 cr.
Geography-GPH 2700, Introduction to Canadian Studies, 3 cr.
Greek-GRK 3710, Modern Greek Literature and Culture in English, 3 cr.
History-HIS 2440, History of Mexico, 3 cr.
History-HIS 2700, Introduction to Canadian Studies, 3 cr.
Italian-ITA 2710, Italian Culture and Civilization I, 3 cr.
Italian-ITA 2720, Italian Culture and Civilization II, 3 cr.
Japanese-JPN 4550, Japanese Culture and Society I, 4 cr.
Japanese-JPN 4560, Japanese Culture and Society II, 4 cr.
Linguistics-LIN 2730, Languages of the World, 3 cr.
Near Eastern Studies-N E 2000, Introduction to Islamic Civilization of the Near East, 3 cr.
Near Eastern Studies-NE 3225-Modern Israeli Society and Culture:A Pluralistic Perspective, 3 cr.
Near Eastern Studies-N E 3550, Arab Society in Transition, 3 cr.
Philosophy-PHI 2150, Chinese Philosophy, 3 cr.
Polish-POL 2710, Survey of Polish Culture, 4 cr.
Polish-POL 3410, New Soil, Old Roots: The Immigrant Experience, 3 cr.
Political Science-PS 2700, Introduction to Canadian Studies, 3 cr.
Russian-RUS 2710, Study of Russian Culture, 3 cr.
Russian-RUS 3410, New Soil, Old Roots: The Immigrant Experience, 3 cr.
Slavic Studies-SLA 3410, New Soil, Old Roots: The Immigrant Experience, 3 cr.
Ukranian-UKR 3410, New Soil, Old Roots: The Immigrant Experience, 3 cr., or complete one foreign language through the third semester (2010 or 2110).

To determine your progress in meeting Pre-professional Requirements, make an appointment with an Academic Advisor in the University Advising Center online at: wams.wayne.edu/go/uac or by calling 313-577-2680. The Advising Center, located at 1600 David Adamany Undergraduate Library, is open from 8:30 - 7:00 Monday and Thursday and from 8:30 - 5:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Summer hours are Mon.--Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

It is the student's responsibility to become familiar with and to complete all degree requirements. For updated information regarding changes in the pre-professional program contact the Office of Enrolllment Services (313) 577-1716.

Applying to Professional Schools

6/10/14

 

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