UC's Biology Department offers the recommended curriculum for students intended to pursue a career as a physician assistant. This interdisciplinary curriculum includes a rigorous course of studies in biology, chemistry, and mathematics. After three years of undergraduate coursework, strong students may be able to apply to a Physician Assistant Studies program like UC’s dual degree program, which leads to both a B.S. and master’s degree after five years of study. Or students may complete an undergraduate degree and then apply to the PA program at UC or one elsewhere.