Academic Catalog 2024-2025

2-Year Pre-Nursing

The University Core Curriculum is the same across all undergraduate bachelor's programs.   Please consult the academic advisor for your designated major before selecting courses in this area.


General Education Core Curriculum33
Pre-Nursing Curriculum19
Total Hours52

General Education Core Curriculum (Standard)1 

ENGL 1301Freshman English I3
ENGL 1302Freshman English II3
MATH 1314College Algebra3
Life and Physical Sciences
BIOL 2301Human Anat & Phys I3
CHEM 1311Chemistry I3
Creative Arts
Select one of the following:3
Fine Arts In Daily Living
Introduction to Theatre
Drawing & Composition I
Topics in Contemp Art & Cultur
Intro African Art
Music Appreciation
American History
HIST 1301Soc & Pol Hist US to 18773
HIST 1302Soc & Pol Hist US Since 18773
Government/Political Science
POLS 2305American Government3
POLS 2306Texas Government3
Institutional Options
COMM 1315Public Address3
or COMM 1321 Business & Professional Comm
Total Hours33

Students should be advised by a major advisor prior to registering for any credit, particularly any core curriculum credit as listed.

Pre-Nursing Curriculum

BIOL 2101Human Anat Physiol Pre-Nur Lab1
BIOL 2302Human Anat & Phys II3
BIOL 136LHum Anat Phys Lab1
BIOL 246Microbiol Hlth Rel Professions4
CHEM 111Chemistry I Lab1
PSYC 2314Life Span Developmental Psychology3
PSYC 2317Basic Statistics3
SOCW 345Human Behav Social Environ I3
Total Hours19

Note: It is the responsibility of the student to apply to the degree program of their choice. Completion of TSU’s Pre-Nursing program does not guarantee acceptance to any institutions offering a Nursing degree. Some institutions may have additional requirements. The student is responsible for contacting the professional schools of their choice to determine the specific admission requirements.

The above courses satisfy the prerequisites for the Nursing Programs at Prairie View A&M University, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston and University of Texas at Houston.

Please note requirements for other schools’ programs below:

  • Texas Woman’s University (TWU): Literature can be substituted for PHIL 1301 Introduction To Philosophy.
  • Houston Baptist University (HBU): Six hours of foreign language is required to satisfy the Humanities requirements (Spanish is recommended). FN 233 Elementary Nutrition is not required.
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
ENGL 1301 Freshman English I 3
BIOL 2301 Human Anat & Phys I 3
BIOL 2101 Human Anat Physiol Pre-Nur Lab 1
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
Select one of the following: 3
Fine Arts In Daily Living
Introduction to Theatre
Topics in Contemp Art & Cultur
Intro African Art
Music Appreciation
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 Freshman English II 3
BIOL 2302 Human Anat & Phys II 3
BIOL 136L Hum Anat Phys Lab 1
CHEM 1311 Chemistry I 3
CHEM 111 Chemistry I Lab 1
PSYC 2314 Life Span Developmental Psychology 3
Second Year
Third Semester
HIST 1301 Soc & Pol Hist US to 1877 3
SOCW 345 Human Behav Social Environ I 3
POLS 2305 American Government 3
BIOL 246 Microbiol Hlth Rel Professions 4
Fourth Semester
HIST 1302 Soc & Pol Hist US Since 1877 3
PSYC 2317 Basic Statistics 3
POLS 2306 Texas Government 3
COMM 1315 Public Address 3
 Total Hours52