Prior to attending UT Health San Antonio, all BSN students must complete a set of prerequisite courses at a regionally accredited college of their choice. All prerequisite courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
Applicants must complete all math and science prerequisites (in bold in the following table) before submitting an application. Applicants may be missing up to 9 hours of non-math and non-science classes when submitting an application but must finish those remaining hours prior to starting classes at UT Health San Antonio.
Courses Taken Pass/Fail
Prerequisite courses taken as “pass/fail” or “credit/no credit” during Spring 2020, Summer 2020, and Fall 2020 terms can be accepted as long as the course is passed and credit is earned. Classes taken this way will not be included in the cumulative or prerequisite GPA. Failed courses will not be accepted, but will be included in GPA calculation.
List of Prerequisite Courses
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|Course Name||Texas Common Course Number||Semester Hours|
|College Algebra (or higher)||MATH 1314||3|
|Elementary Statistical Methods||MATH 1342 or 1442||3|
|Chemistry I (no lab required)||CHEM 1305, 1311, 1405, or 1411||3|
|Chemistry II (no lab required)||CHEM 1307, 1312, 1407, or 1412||3|
|Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab)||BIOL 2401||4|
|Anatomy & Physiology II (with lab)||BIOL 2402||4|
|Microbiology (with lab)||BIOL 2420 or 2421||4|
|Human Nutrition||BIOL 1322||3|
|Introduction to Psychology||PSYC 2301||3|
|Introduction to Sociology||SOCI 1301||3|
|Human Growth & Development (must cover conception through death)||PSYC 2314||3|
|English I*||ENGL 1301||3|
|English II*||ENGL 1302||3|
|United States History I*||HIST 1301||3|
|United States History II*||HIST 1302||3|
|U.S. Government*||GOVT 2305||3|
|Texas Government*||GOVT 2306||3|
|Visual & Performing Arts*||Must be approved by the Texas Core Curriculum. Contact your school for a list of approved courses.||3|
|Total: 60 Hours|
*Note: Italicized courses can be fulfilled by submitting a transcript which indicates you have completed the Texas Core Curriculum. Only public colleges in Texas are able to provide transcripts which indicate this. If none of your transcripts indicate you have completed the Texas Core, then you will need to take these specific classes to fulfill the core. These requirements cannot be substituted otherwise. If you have questions about fulfilling the Core Curriculum at your school, please contact your school's Registrar.
All transcripts must be received by NursingCAS prior to the application deadline.
Students attending public colleges in Texas are encouraged to use the Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) to check for course equivalencies. Students attending colleges not on TCCNS may request a course evaluation by submitting a message to the Office of Admissions.
Foreign Coursework Evaluations
Applicants who have attended a college outside of the United States are required to submit an official course-by-course foreign evaluation by a current NACES member.
Applicants will need to have their course-by-course evaluation mailed directly from the NACES member to the Office of Admissions. This evaluation is due by the deadline and must be mailed to:
School of Nursing Office of Admissions
7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MSC 7945
San Antonio, TX 78229