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CASPA Course Subjects

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When completing the Transcript Entry section, you select your course subjects from a standardized list that was created in conjunction with the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). These course subjects fall into categories that CASPA uses to help calculate several GPAs

If you're not sure which course subject to choose based on your course's title, default to the department the course is offered through. During Verification, our team will update any course subjects that were incorrectly listed.

If you disagree with a course subject selected during Verification, refer to Disputing and Correcting Course Subjects and GPAs for information on how to dispute a course subject decision. You can only dispute the subject assigned to your course; you cannot dispute the GPA that subject factors into. 

CASPA Course Subject List

Subject GPA Category

GPA Calculation

Course Subject

Behavioral Science

Non-Science GPA

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biological Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Community Health
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Geography
  • Cultural Studies
  • Death & Dying
  • Developmental Biology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Family Studies
  • Growth & Development
  • Human Behavior
  • Human Development
  • Human Sexuality
  • Lifespan Development
  • Marriage and Family
  • Multicultural Studies
  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychobiology
  • Psychology
  • Sensorimotor Development
  • Social Ecology
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Welfare
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sports Psychology

Biochemistry

Science GPA

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Biomolecules
  • Metabolism
  • Physical Biochemistry
  • Physiological Chemistry

Biology/Zoology

Science GPA

  • Anatomy
  • Bacteriology
  • Biodiversity
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science (BIMS)
  • Biophysics
  • Botany
  • Cellular & Molecular Biology
  • Cellular Biology
  • Cellular Physiology
  • Ecology
  • Embryology
  • Endocrinology
  • Entomology
  • Eukaryotics
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Hematology
  • Histology
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Micro-Organisms
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuromechanisms
  • Neurobiology
  • Neurology
  • Neuroscience
  • Parasitology
  • Pathology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Physiological Science
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Prokaryote Physiology
  • Virology
  • Zoology

English

Non-Science GPA

  • Basic Composition
  • Composition
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Journalism
  • Literature
  • Medical Terminology
  • Poetry
  • Rhetoric
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing

Inorganic Chemistry

Science GPA

  • Analytic Chemistry

  • Armchair Chemistry

  • Basic Chemistry

  • Chemistry

  • Inorganic Chemistry

  • Intro to Chemistry

  • Medical Chemistry

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry

  • Physical Chemistry

Math

Non-Science GPA

  • Algebra
  • Analytical Geometry
  • Behavioral Statistics
  • Biometry/Biometrics
  • Biostatistics
  • Calculus
  • Chemical Math
  • Computer Programing
  • Computer Science
  • Linear Algebra
  • Math Analysis
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry

Organic Chemistry

Science GPA

  • Bio-organic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Structure and Bonds
  • Structure and Reaction

Other Non-Science

Non-Science GPA

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Agriculture
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • American Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Banking
  • Bible Literature
  • Business
  • Classics
  • Communications
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Ergonomics
  • Ethics
  • Excel
  • Film/Media
  • Finance
  • Fire Aid/Firefighting
  • Folklore
  • Food Management
  • Foreign Languages
  • Forestry
  • Geography
  • Gerontology
  • Government
  • Health Education
  • Health Science Administration
  • History
  • Honors Core
  • Horticulture
  • Humanities
  • Hygiene
  • Informatics
  • Information Technology
  • Internet
  • Law
  • Law Enforcement
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Logic
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Massage
  • Medical Ethics
  • Military Science
  • Music
  • Orientation
  • Organizational Studies
  • Personal Health
  • Philosophy
  • Phonetics
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Policy
  • Public Relations
  • Public Speaking
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Range Management
  • Reading
  • Recreation
  • Religion
  • Special Topics
  • Sports Administration
  • Teaching Science
  • Test Credit - No Subject
  • Theater
  • Theater Literature
  • Theology
  • Typing
  • Urban Planning
  • Western Civilization
  • Wildlife
  • Women's Studies
  • Word Processing

Other Science

Science GPA

  • Acupuncture
  • Aerospace Studies
  • Animal Behavior
  • Animal Science
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training (not PE courses)
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Audiology
  • Biobehavioral Health (BBH)
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioethics
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Engineering (BME)
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chinese Internal Medicine
  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Clinical Sciences (Clinical Lab Sci)
  • Communication & Speech Disorders
  • Communication Science Disorders
  • Conservation
  • CPR
  • Cytology/Cytotechnology
  • Dental Assisting 
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics
  • Disease
  • Earth Science
  • Electronics
  • Emergency Med-Tech (EMT/EMS)
  • Engineering (Civil, Electrical, etc.)
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Science
  • Epidemiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Science
  • First Aid
  • Food Science
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Geology
  • Gynecology
  • Health
  • Health Science
  • Health Services
  • Health Technology
  • Herbology
  • Human Geography
  • Human Movement
  • Kinesiology
  • Limnology
  • Locomotion Studies
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Science
  • Mechanics
  • Medical Technology (Med Tech)
  • Medicine
  • Meteorology
  • Motor Control
  • Movement Science
  • Natural Resources
  • Natural Science
  • Nuclear
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oceanography
  • Optics
  • Optometry
  • Oriental Medicine
  • Other Health Professions
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Phlebotomy
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Physical Geography
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Plant
  • Plant Sciences
  • Podiatry
  • Population Biology
  • Public Health
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Sonography
  • Speech and Hearing Disorders
  • Speech and Hearing Science (SPHS)
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Sciences
  • Surgery Tech
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Toxicology
  • Veterinary

Physics

Science GPA

  • Electricity
  • Electricity & Light
  • Heat
  • Light
  • Magnetism
  • Mechanical Heat
  • Physics
  • Thermodynamics

 
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