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Non-Bio/Chem Major Acceptance Success

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Hi all,

I just wanted to know if anyone has gotten into PA school, or are going to apply, that have not been the traditional Biology, Chemistry, Bio-Chem, etc. science majors?
I am a Psychology major, but was previously a Biology major. I have finished all of the pre-reqs for most PA schools and some of the "recommended but not required" courses.
I am just afraid that the committee will doubt my academic readiness to take on PA school.

Does anyone have any experience in this?

Thank you!

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They do not care. I've heard some others say they believe it gives you an advantage - you stand out from the crowd of Bio majors. What they want are the pre-reqs. 

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28 minutes ago, NikkiO said:

English major here, with two interview invites so far. It can be done.

First of all, congrats on the interviews! I am sure you will do great.
Can I ask which courses you took, as far as pre-reqs?

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11 hours ago, TheHopeful said:

First of all, congrats on the interviews! I am sure you will do great.
Can I ask which courses you took, as far as pre-reqs?

Thanks! As far as all my pre-reqs for different programs, I took Gen Bio i&II, Gen Chem I&II, Ochem I, Gen Psych, Sociology, English, Stats, Algebra, Physics, Microbio, and Genetics. (One of the schools I applied to even required Spanish)

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I was accepted with a Bachelors in Criminology and Justice Studies. I had lots of great HCE and my pre-reqs were good as well. 

I think they care about the person as a whole and a little less about the degree they might have. I have interviewed at three different schools and only once did the Crim Justice thing come up. They were curious to know why the shift from Crim Justice to Health. It was easy to explain and it made sense, so it was a non-issue. 

I think my ability to be personable, previous health care experience (military) and my GPA were the true selling points for my acceptance. The school I was accepted to didn't ask about the Crim Justice degree. Also, I know of Dr's that had undergrad in English.
 

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Engineering and computer science. Your degree doesn't matter; your prereqs, etc do.


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