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Associate in Science in Pre-Nursing Science

The Associate in Science in Pre-Nursing Science is designed to prepare students for application to ASN or BSN programs in Nursing, and/or employment in health-care related fields. Courses may not be taken pass/fail. Complete courses with a grade of C or higher.


School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Degree requirements

General Education Requirements 26 hrs

  • ENGL 111 English Composition I 3 hrs
  • ENGL 112 English Composition II 3 hrs
  • PSYC 101 General Psychology 3 hrs
  • BIOL 110 Principles of Biology 3 hrs
  • BIOL 110L Principles of Biology Laboratory

    2 hrs

  • CHEM 109 Chemistry for Biological and Health-Releated Sciences or
    3 hrs
  • CHEM 110 Chemistry 110

    3 hrs

  • MATH 106 Intermediate Algebra 3 hrs
  • Or a higher level

Arts, Humanities & History 6 hrs

  • Two additional courses are chosen by the student in consultation with an advisor.

Major Area Requirements 24 hrs

  • BIOL 223 Anatomy 3 hrs
  • BIOL 223L Anatomy Laboratory 2 hrs
  • BIOL 230 Medical Terminology 3 hrs
  • BIOL 326 Physiology 3 hrs
  • BIOL 326L Physiology Laboratory 2 hrs
  • NURS 209 Introduction to Nursing

    6 hrs

  • Complete one of the following options:
  • Option 1:
  • BIOL 221 Clinical Microbiology 3 hrs
  • BIOL 221L Clinical Microbiology Laboratory 2 hrs
  • Option 2:
  • BIOL 312 Microbiology 3 hrs
  • BIOL 312L Microbiology Laboratory 2 hrs

Major Area Electives 10 hrs

  • Complete 10 hours from course with a BIOL or NURS prefix, excluding all core options. CHEM 112 and CHEM 112L may also count toward this requirement (Please contact your advisor to have them applied).

Total Semester Hours 60 hrs


The Associate in Science in Pre-Nursing Science degree is available and is approved at the following locations. Some locations may require a combination of in-seat and online coursework. Select one to view the tuition rate.

Please note this degree program may not be able to be completed fully in-seat. A combination of in-seat and online coursework may be required.


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