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Prerequisites and Core Curriculum for the BSN Program

Program Prerequisites

Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and a grade of C or higher in all core and prerequisite courses listed on the degree plan, demonstrating a pattern of academic success prior to admission. 

CourseHours (31 total)
Biology: Anatomy and Physiology I3
Biology:  Anatomy and Physiology II3
Biology: Microbiology4
Communication Options3
English:  Writing & Research3
Psychology:  General Psych3
Psychology:  Developmental3
Sociology:  Intro3


Degree Core Courses

The following courses are mandatory core curriculum requirements for the BSN degree.  It is not required that they be completed prior to admission to the nursing program.  Completed courses must reflect a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

CourseHours (30 total)
Language/Philosophy/Culture:  See list3
Creative Arts:  See list3
History:  American History to 18653
History: American History Since 18653
Govt/Pol Sci:  American Government I3
Govt/Pol Sci:  American Government II3
Cultural & Global Understanding:  See list3
Inquiry & Creativity:  See list3
Program Requirement:  Data Analysis/Statistics3
Elective: 2-3 hour elective3

For further information on curriculum and graduation requirements,please refer to the current university undergraduate catalog.