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General Studies, Pre-BSN Specialization AS

Associate of Science (AS)

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This program is intended to prepare students for entry into a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. This curriculum is designed to serve as the first two years of the Bachelor’s degree and incorporates the general education courses required by most BSN programs. When taken concurrently with the Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Nursing, the student in this curriculum can complete the first three years of a BSN program at JTCC. This program is also appropriate for Associated Degree Registered Nurses who wish to enter into BSN Bridge programs.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. Students planning on completing a BSN should meet with their faculty advisor to decide on the courses that best match the requirements of their intended transfer institution. Where only one standard course option is listed, that course is required by the majority of BSN programs.

Printable Advising Sheet

Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1    
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See Placement Test Scores  
MTH 157 Elementary Statistics 3 See Placement Test Scores MTH 240
BIO 141 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4    
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3    
Milestone: Eligible to Apply for JTCC Nursing Program
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 ENG 111  
Math Elective 3 See Placement Test Scores MTH 158 or higher
BIO 142 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 BIO 141  
Social/Behavioral Science Elective: SOC 200 3   See Note 2
Transfer Elective: PSY200 3    
Laboratory Science Elective 4   See Note 3
HLT 230 Principles Of Nutrition & Human Development 3    
Literature Elective 3   See Note 4
History Elective 3   See Note 5
Humanities Elective: PHI 101 or PHI 220 3    
Humanities Elective: ART 101 or ART 102 3    
Laboratory Science Elective 4   See Note 3
Transfer Elective: BIO 150 4    
Transfer Elective 3    
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 60    


  1. Students applying for January admission must complete (with a minimum grade of “C” or better) or be enrolled in the first five prerequisites to APPLY to the Nursing Program. Students applying for August admission must have completed (with a grade of “C” or better) the first five prerequisites by the end of the spring semester (see Nursing Eligibility requirements for more details).
  2. The social/behavioral science elective can be satisfied with the following prefixes: PSY (except PSY 100), SOC, ECO, GEO, PLS, and HIS.
  3. Students can either take the BIO 101/BIO 102 or the CHM 101/CHM 102 sequence (but they should consult with their transfer institution).
  4. The literature requirement can be satisfied by any 200-level English literature course, exclusive of composition and creative writing courses.
  5. The history elective requirement can be satisfied with HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 121, HIS 122 or any other course approved by the student’s advisor.
  6. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
  7. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.

2016-2017 College Catalog & Student Handbook

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