Pre-nursing Coursework

Pre-nursing course requirements

If you are an Indiana University student planning to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program, you must complete between 29 and 31 credit hours of pre-nursing coursework before submitting your application. All pre-nursing coursework must be completed by the end of the spring semester of your freshman year.

Earn a 3.0 GPA for the 29-31 credits of required nursing program requirements. Grades earned in transfer courses will count in the calculation of admission GPA.

You must achieve a minimum grade of C in the required courses. The most current grade will be used when a course is repeated for admission.

Required courses (65 percent of admission score)

  • ENGL 13100 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I
  • PSY 12000 Elementary Psychology
  • SOC 16101 Principles of Sociology
  • BIOL 20300 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • MA 21300 Finite Mathematics (or Calculus)

General education courses (35 percent of admission score)

  • BIOL 20400 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • COM 11400 Fundamentals of Speech Communication
  • Arts & Humanities course
  • CHM 10400 or Social Science course