Pre Nursing Requirements for the BSN Track

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**If your GPA falls below a 3.00 at the end of the fall semester, your acceptance into the BSN major will be withdrawn.