BS in Health Science (Nursing Interest)

Program of Study

Major Requirements

Core Requirements
Complete the core requirements for this program45
Field of Study Requirements
Minimum grade of C is required
BIOL 2251KAnatomy & Physiology I4
BIOL 2252KAnatomy & Physiology II4
BIOL 2260KFoundations of Microbiology4
HESC 2105Personal Health3
HESC 2125Applied Nutrition3
Field of Study Requirements Total18
Required for the Major
Minimum grade of C is required
HESC 1105Introduction to the Health Professions1
HESC 3105Survey of Environmental Health3
HESC 4106Methods and Materials in Health Education3
HESC 4145Working with Families3
HESC 5107UHuman Sexuality3
HESC 4115Principles of Epidemiology3
HESC 5187UResearch Methods for the Health Professions3
HESC 5795USeminar in Alcohol and Drug Abuse3
STAT 3127Statistical Computing3
Required for the Major Total25
Major Electives
Minimum grade of C is required in each HESC course
Select 24 credits from the following: 124
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
Writing in the Workplace
Kinesiology
Working with the Aged
Fundamentals of School Health
Death and Dying
Internship
Seminar in Health Science
Independent Study
Behavioral Determinants of Health and Disease
Consumer Health
Grant Writing for the Health Professions
Contemporary Health Problems
Medical Terminology
Pre-Calculus
Introductory Physics I
and Introductory Physics I Lab
Major Electives Total24
General Electives
Select 11 credits11
General Electives Total11
Total Credit Hours123
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Out of the course options below, 15-18 credits must be 3000 level courses or above in order to meet the 39 hour upper level graduation requirement.

Program Map

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ENGL 1101 English Composition I (minimum grade of C) 3
Mathematics and Quantitative Skills Recommended MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills or Reasoning or MATH 1101 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling. 3
Other acceptable courses courses include DATA 1501, MATH 1111, MATH 1113, MATH 1125, MATH 1131, MATH 1132, MATH 1165, MATH 2125, and STAT 1401.  
Institutional PrioritiesITDS 1779 (2), LEAD 1705 (2), PERS 1506 (1;may be repeated with different topic) 1
Arts, Humanities, and EthicsFine Arts Elective 3
Technology, Mathematics, and Sciencesthe following chemistry courses are strongly recommended. They will be required before you can take other courses required in your major:  
CHEM 1151 Survey of Chemistry I (minimum grade of C) 1 3
CHEM 1151L Survey of Chemistry I Lab (minimum grade of C) 1 1
KINS 1106
Lifetime Wellness
or Concepts of Fitness
2
 Credit Hours16
Spring
ENGL 1102 English Composition II (minimum grade of C) 3
Mathematics and Quantitative Skills (Counts in the Field of Study Requirements in the BSN. Students who complete the Nursing program will be required to take another Core IMPACTS course in the Mathemtics or Technology, Mathematics, and Sciences Area)STAT 1401 Introductory Statistics 3
Arts, Humanities, and EthicsHumanities Elective 3
Technology, Mathematics, and SciencesTake a second science course. The following chemistry courses are strongly recommended. They will be required before you can take other courses required in your major:  
CHEM 1152 Survey of Chemistry II (minimum grade of C) 1 3
CHEM 1152L Survey of Chemistry II Lab (minimum grade of C) 1 1
HIST 2111
U. S. History to 1865
or U. S. History since 1865
3
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
General ElectivesGeneral Elective 3
POLS 1101 American Government 3
Social ScienceWorld Culture Elective 3
Field of Study RequirementsBIOL 2251K Human Anatomy and Physiology (minimum grade of C) 4
Institutional PrioritiesCOMM 1101 Public Speaking; Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, 2002 can also be used. 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours48

Admission Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is competitive and based on limited program capacity.  Completing the required coursework does not guarantee acceptance. 

  1. Complete the required coursework according to the BSN coursework conditions below1. Coursework required for admission includes the following:
    1. Mathematics & Quantitative Skills Core IMPACTS area
    2. Communicating in Writing Core IMPACTS area
    3. CHEM 1151 Survey of Chemistry ICHEM 1151L Survey of Chemistry I LabCHEM 1152 Survey of Chemistry II, and CHEM 1152L Survey of Chemistry II Lab
    4. All Field of Study requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    5. At least 34 out of the 42 overall credit hours in Core IMPACTS areas.
  2. Complete the Evolve Reach A2 Assessment Test with scores of 75% or better on the three required sections (math, reading, and grammar).

1BSN coursework conditions:

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 among all BSN Field of Study courses
  • A grade of “C” on all BSN Field of Study Science courses
  • Students may only FAIL (D or F) or WITHDRAW FAIL (WF) from a "Field of Study" lab science course once. Failing two or more "Field of Study" lab science courses (D, F, or WF) will make a student ineligible to apply to the BSN program for five years.
  • Required “Field of Study” lab science courses must be completed no more than 7 years prior to starting the nursing program. If a “Field of Study” course has expired, the course will need to be repeated, and only the most recent grade earned will be used for the program GPA. 

Admission Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health Science

There are no program specific admission requirements.