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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 may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit for all course placement options. 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.

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Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1    
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See Placement Requirements  
MTH 157 Elementary Statistics 3 See Placement Requirements MTH 240
BIO 141 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4    
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3    
Milestone: Eligible to Apply for JTCC Nursing Program (see Note 1)
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I or ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II 3    
BIO 101 General Biology I 4 Math modules 1-3 and eligible for ENG 111 See Note 2
BIO 102 General Biology II or CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry I 4 BIO 101 See Note 2
BIO 142 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 BIO 141  
BIO 150 General Microbiology 4    
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 ENG 111  
HLT 230 Principles Of Nutrition & Human Development 3    
History Elective 3   See Note 3
MTH Elective 3 See Placement Requirments MTH 158 or higher
Literature Elective 3 ENG 112 See Note 4
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy I or PHI 220 Ethics 3    
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3 Eligible for ENG 111  
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology 3    
Transfer Elective 3   See Note 5
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 60    


  1. Students applying for January admission to the JTCC Nursing Program 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. Students are reminded to consult with their transfer institution and faculty advisors about the varying science requirements of BSN programs.
  3. 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.
  4. The literature requirement can be satisfied by any 200-level English literature course, exclusive of composition and creative writing courses.
  5. See for list of Approved Transfer Electives.
  6. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.

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