Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Required Areas of Study

A. Areas of Proficiency
     1. English Composition: ENG 105 and 106 (or 107)
     2. Mathematics: NUR 202 Introductory Statistics for Health Care
     3. Writing Across the Curriculum: 5 courses designated as writing courses. These will be completed during a
         student's junior and senior year of upper division nursing courses.

B. Areas of Knowledge (Cognates)
     1. STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (fulfilled with BSN degree)
     2. People and Society
     3. Arts and Humanities
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BSN First Year Program of Study

Fall
ENG 105 English Composition I 3 cr
*CHM 103/105
or
*BIL 150/151
Chemistry for Life Science w/ Lab
or
General Biology w/ Lab
4 cr
or
5 cr
*MTH 101
or
*MTH 107
College Algebra
or
Pre-Calculus I
3 cr
Cognate Arts & Humanities
or
People & Society
3 cr
Cognate Arts & Humanities
or
People & Society
3 cr
UMX 100 UM Experience 0 cr
Total Credits 16 cr or 17 cr

* If student places in MTH 101 they will be required to take CHM 103 / 105.

* If student places in MTH 107 they will be required to take BIL 150 / 151.

* If student places above MTH 107 a course towards Arts & Humanities or People & Society Cognate should be taken in place of a Mathematics course.

* Students whose Math placement is below MTH 107 will be required to take Biology (at UM) in the spring semester or during the summer between their freshman and sophomore years in order to be ready for the junior year of clinical coursework.


Prerequisite Courses

BSN students must complete the following prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of C prior to beginning the upper division (clinical portion) of the curriculum that generally begins in the junior year.

  • BIL 150/151 General Biology with Lab
  • CHM 103/105 Chemistry for Life Sciences with Lab
  • PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology
  • MIC 320 Introduction to Microbiology and Immunology for Nurses
  • HCS 212/213 Human Anatomy with Lab
  • HCS 215 Systemic Physiology
  • MTH 101 College Algebra
  • NUR 202 Introductory Statistics for Health Care
  • NUR 317 Developmental Issues Across the Lifespan
  • NUR 306 Principles of Nutrition

In addition, in order to progress to the upper division of the BSN program students:

  • Must have a minimum cumulative UM GPA of 3.0, and a GPA for the prerequisite courses of 2.75.
  • May not fail more than one prerequisite or fail the same prerequisite twice. A grade of C- or below is consider a failed prerequisite.
  • Must complete their prerequisite coursework at UM.