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Nursing Requirements for BSN

Admission to USCB

General Education and pre-requisite courses (total of 58 credits)*:

  • English (6 credits)
  • College Algebra (3 credits)
  • Speech (3 credits)
  • Liberal arts (15 credits): Fine Arts, History, Psychology (2 courses, general and developmental), Sociology
  • Natural Sciences (16 credits): Anatomy & Physiology I/ II & Lab, Chemistry & Lab, Microbiology & Lab
  • Foreign Language (6 credits)
  • Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding Studies (3 credits) - Medical Anthropology or Transcultural Health
  • Nutrition (3 credits)
  • Elective (3 - 9 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)


Required prior to admission

  • Anatomy & Physiology I&II (BIOL B243 & B244)
  • English Composition & English Composition & Literature (ENGL B101 & B102)
  • College Algebra (MATH B111 or higher)
  • Psychology & Development Psychology (PSYC B101 & PSYC B209 or B321)
  • Chemistry (CHEM B109)
  • Sociology (SOCY B101)
  • Microbiology (BIOL B230)
  • Nutrition (BHRM B240)
  • Speech (COMM B140, B201 or B230)
  • Statistics (STAT B201)

Overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and an overall science GPA of 2.75 or above (all collegiate science coursework, i.e., biology, chemistry, physics, etc.).**

In addition to course requirements:

Students in the BSN major will be responsible for the following (costs not included in university tuition and fees):

Annual Medical Clearances as required by law and clinical placement agencies

  • Physical exam
  • Immunizations
  • Drug testing

Textbooks, uniforms, supplies (stethoscope, watch, etc), transportation to/from clinical sites, CPR certification and clearances (criminal background check)


  • Personal PC/mobile devices
  • Printer
  • Software requirements for coursework and university communication

Contact Information

Transfer Students: See the USCB Student Bulletin and review the information for transfer students: 

Tuition and Fees

USCB Department of Nursing:

USCB website:

*You must have completed at least 43 pre-requisite hours, including all science courses, by the end of the fall semester for entry into the spring BSN major.

**If your GPA falls below a 3.00 at the end of the fall semester, your acceptance into the BSN major will be withdrawn.