Jul 12, 2024  
2022-23 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022-23 Undergraduate Bulletin ARCHIVED

Nursing, BSN

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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.

*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.

University Core Curriculum Requirements

A. Communication

B. Mathematics

C. Life and Physical Science

Three hours from:

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture

E. Creative Arts

F. American History

G. Government/Political Science

H. Social and Behavioral Science

Three hours from:

I. Component Area Option

Foundation of Knowledge

Core Labs

Two credit hours from the following list:

Computer Science

Three credit hours from the following list:


Three credit hours from the following list:

Social Science 1

Three credit hours from the following list:

Pre-Nursing Requirement

Nursing Major

The Nursing, Major  will consist of a 50-hour core and three hours of nursing electives.

General Electives

The student may be required to complete additional elective hours to complete the degree.

Degree Total Hours: 120

Grade Requirements

  • A grade of at least C in each first-year 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.

In-Residence Requirement

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Undergraduate degrees require at least 25% semester credit hours completed in-residence.

Undergraduate degrees with 120 hours total degree program hours require a minimum of 30 advanced (upper level) in-residence semester credit hours. The in-residence hour requirement will be fulfilled as part of the individual discipline major, which includes as least 12 advanced in-residence semester credit hours. Minor requirements also may contribute to the total in-residence hours as at least six advanced in-residence semester credit hours are required. The balance of in-resident hours will be fulfilled through additional advanced semester credit hours and may include further major and minor coursework.

Undergraduate degrees with more than 120 total degree program hour requirements will ensure semester credit hours for the specific discipline include at least 25% of total semester credit hours in-residence.

View the In-Residence Requirement, Policy 6.15.

Texas Success Initiative Program

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

Degree Map

The following is the recommended sequence of course completion for this degree.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year


  • Credit(s): 3
  • C. Life and Physical Science (with lab) Credit(s): 3
  • D. Language, Philosophy and Culture Credit(s): 3
  • Social Science I Credit(s): 3
  • I. Component Area Option Credit(s): 3


  • E. Creative Arts Credit(s): 3
  • Additional Science Credit(s): 4
  • Computer Science Credit(s): 3
  • Social Science 2 Credit(s): 3-4

Junior Year

Senior Year

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