Office of Undergraduate Studies

Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, in addition to meeting the general requirements for bachelor’s degrees, including the SAGES and Physical Education requirements, must also complete the following requirements:

  1. A minimum of 126 credit-hours
  2. The General Education Requirements of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing listed below.
  3. The requirements for the major in nursing as presented in the Bulletin.
  4. For all courses specifically required for the major in nursing, a minimum grade of C.

Note that most Nursing students will complete NURS 320 Theoretical and Evidence Bases for Best Practice in Nursing to fulfill the SAGES Departmental Seminar requirement and will complete NURS 373 Global Health Practicum to fulfill the SAGES Senior Capstone requirement. Also, most Nursing students will complete NURS 277 upon matriculation to count as a half-semester of Physical Education credit; this course may be used again two years later for a second half-semester.

General Education Requirements of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing (minimum of ten 3- or 4-credit-hour courses, totaling at least 30 credit-hours)

These requirements provide a broad educational foundation for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Course credit earned by Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, proficiency examinations, and transfer credit may be used to satisfy School of Nursing general education requirements.

Arts and Humanities(6 - 8 credit-hours)

Two 3- or 4-credit-hour Arts and Humanities courses selected from:

  • Arabic (ARAB)
  • Art History (ARTH)
  • Art Studio (ARTS)
  • Chinese (CHIN)
  • Classics (CLSC)
  • Dance (DANC)
  • English (ENGL)
  • French (FRCH)
  • German (GRMN)
  • Greek (GREK)
  • Hebrew (HBRW)
  • History (HSTY)
  • Italian (ITAL)
  • Japanese (JAPN)
  • Latin (LATN)
  • Music - General (MUGN)
  • Music - History (MUHI)
  • Music - Popular Music (MUPM)
  • Music - Theory (MUTH)
  • Philosophy (PHIL)
  • Portuguese (PORT)
  • Religious Studies (RLGN)
  • Russian (RUSN)
  • Spanish (SPAN)
  • Theater (THTR)
  • World Literature (WLIT)

Natural and Mathematical Sciences (18 credit-hours)

Mathematical Reasoning and Analysis * 3
ANTH 319
Introduction to Statistical Analysis in the Social Sciences
PSCL 282
Quantitative Methods in Psychology
STAT 201
Basic Statistics for Social and Life Sciences
Natural Sciences 15
BIOL 114
Principles of Biology
BIOL 116
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 117
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II
CHEM 119
Concepts for a Molecular View of Biology I
CHEM 121
Concepts for a Molecular View of Biology II
Total Units 18

* Students choose one of these three courses. A student who successfully completes any one of these courses is not eligible to enroll in or receive credit for either of the other two.

Social Sciences

SOCI 203 Human Development: Medical and Social * 3
Social Science course ** 3
Total Units 6

* or approved course in human growth and development
** Any 3-credit-hour course selected from: Anthropology (ANTH), Cognitive Science (COGS), Communication Sciences (COSI), Economics (ECON), Political Science (POSC), Psychology (PSCL), Sociology (SOCI)