Second Degree BSN Undergraduate Program Prerequisites

Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Prerequisites

All Texas Core Curriculum requirements (CC) as established by Texas legislation must be successfully completed prior to enrollment in the Second Degree BSN program, and prior to course attendance at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center campus. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center does not offer general education courses.

General education requirements completed at a private or out-of-state institution may not be equivalents of the required Texas Core Curriculum, and may not excuse a student from not completing the core curriculum. For additional information on Texas Core Curriculum, click here.

Texas Core Curriculum Requirements
Course Credits
Communication (010) 6 Credit Hours
Mathematics (020) 3 Credit Hours
Life and Physical Sciences (030) 6 Credit Hours
Language, Philosophy & Culture (040) 3 Credit Hours
Creative Arts (050) 3 Credit Hours
American History (060) 6 Credit Hours
Government/Political Science (070) 6 Credit Hours
Social and Behavioral Science (080) 3 Credit Hours
Component Area Option (090) 6 Credit Hours
Total Core Curriculum Requirements 42 Credit Hours

In addition to being Texas Core Complete, please find below the necessary pre-requisites for admission into the Second Degree BSN Program.

Some of these pre-requisites may count toward being Texas Core Complete.

Course Description Credits
ZOOL 3303 Pathophysiology 3
BIOL 2420 or 2421* Microbiology with lab 4
BIOL 2401* Anatomy & Physiology I w/ lab 4
BIOL 2402* Anatomy & Physiology II w/ lab 4
CHEM 1305 & 1105 or 1406 or 1411* Chemistry w/ lab 4
PSY 2301* General Psychology 3
PSY 2314* Life Span Human Development 3
MATH 1342, 1442, 2342, or 2442*+ Statistics 3
BIOL 1322* Food and Nutrition 3
HIST 1301* History of the US to 1877 3
HIST 1302* History of the US since 1877 3
POLS 1301 or 2305* American Govt Organization 3
POLS 2302 or 2306* American Public Policy 3
ENGL 1301* English I 3
ENGL 1302* English II 3
Creative Arts Must be a Texas core approved course 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture Must be a Texas core approved course 3
Total 55

* Course numbers listed are based on the Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS). Check with your academic institution to verify the course number that corresponds with the TCCNS number.

Transfer Credit

Courses provided from other institutions with equivalent course content are acceptable for transfer credit if a "C" or better was earned. Note: pass/fail courses are not acceptable for transfer. Maximum credits allowed for CLEP or correspondence courses are 15 each.

If any of the pre-requisites have been or will be CLEPPED you will not receive credit towards the GPA we calculate. CLEP credit must be on an official college transcript for us to accept it.