Bachelor of Science in human biology "3+2"-year MPAS accelerated curriculum


The Bachelor of Science with a major in human biology is a versatile degree that provides the student with extensive preparation for graduate or professional studies in any field that works with the human organism. While the natural sciences are emphasized, students receive a thorough background in social sciences,
cultural studies, and the humanities. In addition, graduates in human biology have an understanding of health care disciplines and the qualifications they demand.

Highly qualified Kettering College students enrolled in the human biology major (minimum 3.70 cumulative GPA and minimum 3.70 science GPA) who express a desire to accelerate their studies and meet admission requirements for the Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) degree are eligible to apply to the “3+2”-year MPAS accelerated program of study. This program of study is designed for students who begin human biology courses as freshmen at Kettering. Students transferring to Kettering College will find it difficult to schedule the required course sequence to be eligible for the acclerated curriculum. A student with an excellent academic record for the first three years as a human biology major at KC, desiring to prepare for the physician assistant profession, may be given early admission to the two-year MPAS program at the college.

It is essential that each student become faimliar with the admission requirements of the Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Kettering College in order to seelct the appropriate courses within the major in human biology. Students who pursue this program of study are not guaranteed admission to the MPAS.

All Kettering College students wishing to apply to the PA program must complete the MPAS application which is available from the PA admissions coordinator. Applications are due in the PA office no later than Oct. 1 of the year prior to summer matriculation. Those students accepted by the physician assistant department into the “3+2”-year MPAS accelerated program of study have the potential to complete both degrees in an accelerated fashion. 


Kettering College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, approved by the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA), and authorized by the Ohio Board of Regents. The Bachelor of Science in human biology program is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


For more information about the bachelor’s in human biology, contact the program office at (937) 395-8601 ext. 55658, or e-mail Dan Schoun.