Advising Course Plan - Health Sciences Major - Nursing Interest

Those interested in pursuing a career in Nursing should plan on completing a common core of prerequisite course work (*), as well as taking the TEAS standardized exam. Some requirements may differ from the ones below, depending on the Nursing program in which you may be interested, so please make sure to look at various graduate program requirements for different universities. Therefore, you will want to begin looking at universities’ requirements during your 1st year as an undergraduate to better prepare you for graduate programs. Of course, make sure you satisfy all the Integrative Health Science (IHSC) major requirements listed in the course catalog (the plan below should allow you to do this).
Most students who have been interested in Nursing have gone on to complete an accelerated (usually 1-2 years) second bachelor’s degree, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Most nursing programs require at least a 2.8 GPA.
 

First Year
Fall
BIOL 141P1,*Introductory Biology I: Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics1
HLSC 119VHealth and Wellness1
FSEM 1001First Year Seminar (unless transfer student)1
ENGL 1011Writing and Rhetoric1
 Term Units4
Spring
BIOL 142P1,*Introductory Biology II: Animal and Plant Physiology1
PSYC 101S1,*Introduction to Psychology1
SOCI 101S1,*Understanding Society: An Introduction to Sociology1
HLSC 200V1,*Introduction to Nutrition Science1
 Term Units4
Second Year
Fall
SOCI 101S is recommended to be taken at some point during this year if it was not taken in First Year 
HLSC 2011,*Anatomy Physiology I1
CHEM 141P*General Chemistry I1
BIOL 3011,*Microbiology1
General Education requirement (A, B, H, L course)11
 Term Units4
Spring
HLSC 2021,*Anatomy and Physiology II1
CHEM 142P*General Chemistry II1
PSYC 3151,*Developmental Psychology1
General Education requirement (A, B, H, L course)11
 Term Units4
Third Year
Fall
Junior Seminar must be taken during this year 
HLSC 3091Research Methods in the Health Sciences1
HLSC 4111Exercise Physiology1
General Education requirement (A, B, H, L course)21
COMM 2011Public Speaking (or Junior Seminar)1
HLSC 3751,*Community Health Care Seminar (recommended)0.5
 Term Units4.5
Spring
HLSC 4981Senior Research Proposal1
PUBH 308Q1,*Health and Medical Statistics1
PSYC 315*Developmental Psychology1
COMM 201Public Speaking (or Junior Seminar)1
PUBH 3761,*Health Coach Practicum I0.5
 Term Units4.5
Fourth Year
Summer I
Take the TEAS standardized exam in preparation for Nursing school applications - by the end of summer before Fourth Year 
 Term Units0
Fall
HLSC 4991Senior Research Project1
PHIL 316V1Bio-Medical Ethics (or equivalent (counts as an HLSC elective), or other Personal & Social Responsibility course (R, E, W, D, J course))1
PUBH 3771,*Health Coach Practicum II0.5
Elective1
 Term Units3.5
Spring
General Education requirement (A, B, H, L course) or elective1
General Education requirement (A, B, H, L course) or elective1
General Education requirement (A, B, H, L course) or elective1
General Education requirement (A, B, H, L course) or elective1
 Term Units4
Total Unit: 32.5
1

Required for HLSC major.

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Common core of prerequisite course work.