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General Education Course Requirements

The following general education courses are required for the Traditional BSN. Courses may be in progress at the time of application; however--with the exception of Junior-Level Writing--all courses must be completed before enrolling in the clinical track. Any offer of clinical admission is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the required general education courses.

Students must adhere to the following additional policies in order to stay in the major, and be eligible for the clinical program:

    • Complete the required 48 pre-nursing credits (see list below) by the start the professional major
    • Have an overall minimum GPA of 2.75 overall and at least a 2.75 in the required biological and physical sciences (Biology, Math, and Chemistry)
    • Student’s best attempt grade will be used in calculating GPA
    • Minimum final grade of a C- in each pre-nursing prerequisite course
    • Grade of B- or higher within five years of enrollment is required for Chemistry, A&P I, A&P II, Microbiology
    • Courses with “EX” will not count as an attempt when calculating repeats
    • Cannot have more than one repeat per course and no more than three repeats total of the following required courses:
Course Title
ENGL 1100 First Year Writing
MATH 1030 College Algebra (or equivalent)
PSYCH 1003 General Psychology
NURSE 1000 Cultural Diversity in Healthcare
BIOL 1131 Anatomy & Physiology I**
CHEM 1052 Chemistry for Healthcare Professionals**
ECON 1000 Economics in Everyday Life
NURSE 1050 Communication for the Healthcare Professional
BIOL 1141 Anatomy & Physiology II**
PSYCH 2268 Lifespan Development
BIOL 1162 Microbiology**
NURSE 2000 Nutrition and Health
NURSE 2050 Pathophysiology
PHIL 2256 Bioethics
Statistics (multiple options - see advisor)

NOTE: Students who do not adhere to these guidelines will be ineligible for the Clinical Program