Admission to physician assistant programs is extremely competitive, roughly equivalent to admission to medical school. Students may seek admission having earned a degree in any of a variety of disciplines, as long as specific courses have been completed as part of the program. The following are the specific course requirements for admission to the University of Colorado Child Health Associate/ Physician Assistant Program. We recommend students complete a B.S. degree in biology (cellular and molecular biology) and seek consultation with the appropriate advisor. Some upper-division courses have prerequisites not listed below.