May 20, 2024  
2020-21 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-21 Undergraduate Bulletin ARCHIVED

Nursing, B.S.N.

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The curriculum of the Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing  allows for individual planning and is based on the mission statement and core values. The curriculum plan includes courses in general education, science and the humanities, and a nursing core. The curriculum exposes students to each of the major practice areas of nursing; clinical practice aids in development of skill competencies.

The baccalaureate program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and the Texas Board of Nursing. Upon successful completion, students may apply to take the state licensure exam.

1. University Core Curriculum Requirements

A. Communication

B. Mathematics

C. Life and Physical Sciences

Three hours from:

Three hours from:

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture

E. Creative Arts

F. American History

G. Government/Political Science

H. Social and Behavioral Sciences

Three hours from:

I. Component Area Option

2. Foundation of Knowledge

Core Labs

Two credit hours from the following list:


Three credit hours from the following list:

Social Science 1

Three credit hours from the following list:

3. Pre-Nursing Requirement

4. Nursing Major

Required Courses

5. General Electives

Additional hours as needed to meet degree minimum hour requirement.


*Specified cognates must be completed with at least a grade of C for acceptance into the nursing program.

The model curriculum outline can be manipulated to meet student needs. Some courses have specific prerequisites. For questions or concerns, consult your advisor.

6. Degree Map

Freshman Year


16 hours


16 hours

Sophomore Year


  • Life and Physical Sciences course Credit(s): 3 *
  • Credit(s): 3 *
  • Language, Philosophy and Culture course Credit(s): 3
  • Social Science 1 course Credit(s): 3
  • Component Area Option course Credit(s): 3
16 hours


  • Creative Arts course Credit(s): 3
  • Additional Science course Credit(s): 4 *
  • Computer Science course Credit(s): 3
  • Social Science 2 course Credit(s): 3-4 *
13-14 hours

Summer Session

Complete American History and/or Government/Political Science courses, if not completed.

Junior Year

Senior Year


Degree requirements are subject to changes approved by the Board of Regents during the previous academic year. Check with your department regarding changes in the major.

7. Minimum total hours: 120

Grade Requirements

  • A grade of at least C in each freshman English course (ENGL 1301 , ENGL 1302 )
  • A C average in work completed in the major field
  • A C average in work completed in the minor field

The required averages are based on those SFA courses taken in each category that are included in the student’s official degree plan (CAPP).  Transfer and advanced placement coursework are not included in GPA calculations.

Texas Success Initiative Program

All students must satisfy provisions of the Texas Success Initiative program.  See TSI information  elsewhere in this bulletin.

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