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  • Pre-Nursing

    Pre-Nursing

    Dean provides the opportunity for a rewarding career with an associate degree in Pre-Nursing from Dean College.

    Students intending to major in Pre-Nursing must have a strong science background and a recommended high school cumulative 3.000 Grade Point Average (GPA) based on core academic courses. Transfer into four-year nursing programs is highly competitive. Students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree are advised to maintain at least a 3.000 overall GPA with no grade lower than a B–.

    Graduates with an A.A. in Pre-Nursing are ready to enter a four year program or segue directly into the profession.

    Course Sequence

    Pre-Nursing

    MAJOR (30-24 CREDITS) Credits
    STEM 111
    Intro to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    3
    BIO 172
    Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    4
    CHM 151
    General Chemistry I
    4
    CHM 152
    General Chemistry II
    4
    BIO 211
    Microbiology
    4
    SFL 234
    Nutrition and Food Science
    3
    ID 230
    The Interdependence of Health Professions in the U.S.
    4
    PSY 202
    Human Development: A Lifespan Perspective
    3
    MTH 130
    Introductory Statistics
    3
    PHL 115
    Ethics
    3
    PSY 111
    General Psychology
    3
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    Elective - Open
    3
    CORE (28 CREDITS) Credits
    ENG 111
    Composition I
    3
    ENG 112
    Composition II
    3
    SPC 101
    Communication Fundamentals
    3
    MTH 150
    Foundations of Quantitative Reasoning
    3
    BIO 171
    Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    4
    ART ELECTIVE
    Core Distribution Arts Elective
    3
    HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    Humanities Elective
    3
    NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATH ELECTIVE
    Natural Sciences and Mathematics Elective
    3
    SOC 113
    Introduction to Sociology
    3
    TOTAL CREDITS: 66 Credits


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