This major is the baccalaureate component of the 3+2 Physician Assistant Studies program in collaboration with Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences. The first three years will be completed on the Saint Mary’s Winona campus and the fourth and fifth years will be completed at the master’s level out of the Saint Mary’s Cascade Meadow facility in Rochester, MN. The Bachelor of Arts in Health Science is awarded after the fourth year of study. This major prepares students with a strong scientific, preclinical, and liberal arts foundation in advance of the graduate clinical curriculum and preparation for a career as a physician assistant. Application to this major is during the student’s senior year of high school (early fall). Qualified high school applicants [Cumulative high school GPA and Science/Math GPA of 3.5 or higher (scale of 4.0); ACT composite score of 24 or higher or SAT equivalent of 1170 or higher; ACT Math score of 26 OR calculus ready] will be selected, upon review of all application materials, to interview for a limited number of seats in the program.