Pre-Nursing



Course Descriptions:

BIOL 102 | Introductory Zoology (4 credit hours)
This course examines the foundation principles of biology with special emphasis on anatomy, morphology, life cycles, reproduction, evolution and diversity of animals and related organisms. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema - Nat Science

BIOL 210 | Human Anatomy (4 credit hours)
A comprehensive examination of the cell biology, histology, and organ systems of humans. The course is designed for students in allied health and pre-nursing. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
Prerequisite required: BIOL 102
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema - Nat Science

BIOL 301 |Microbiology (4 credit hours)
An introduction to the biology of prokaryotic, eukaryotic, and viral microbes; the diseases associated with microbes; and basic microbiology lab techniques. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
Prerequisites required: BIOL 101 and BIOL 102, or BIOL 210
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema - Nat Science

BIOL 312 | Human Physiology (4 credit hours)
An examination of the functions and interactions of the organ systems of the human body with an emphasis on the body's homeostatic control mechanisms. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
Prerequisites required: BIOL 102, BIOL 210
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema - Nat Science

CHEM 101 | General Chemistry I (4 credit hours)
An introduction to the fundamentals of chemistry. Such topics as atomic theory, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, solutions, and pH are covered. Both lecture and laboratory are required for this course.
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema - Nat Science

ENG 101 | English Composition (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of the principles of clear and effective expression as applied to the sentence, paragraph, and the whole composition. It includes a review of grammar, mechanics, and correct usages, as well as training in organization and the writing of short and long papers. This course, except for some exceptions is required for all freshmen. Each semester the department will offer at least one (1) special focus course but no more than two (2) (Note: Students who rank at the 85th percentile or higher on the English portion of the ACT may be excused from English 101. )
General Studies Outcome: Collegiate Skills - Effective Communication

ENG 201 | Advanced English Composition (3 credit hours)
This course provides advanced training in writing a variety of types of papers with emphasis placed on writing that requires the student to think critically, support generalizations, and appropriately acknowledge sources of information.
Prerequisite required: ENG 101 or ACT/SAT
General Studies Outcome: Collegiate Skills - Effective Communication

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MATH 112 | College Algebra (3 credit hours)
This course is for students who specifically need algebra in certain pre- professional programs. It covers algebraic principles and processes and is not to be taken for credit by students who have completed Math 113 or Math 120.
Prerequisite required: ACT Math 17 or greater, SAT 530 or greater or Math 100
General Studies Outcome: Collegiate Skills - Effective Communication

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STAT 210 | Statistics (3 credit hours)
A study of the methods of summarizing and interpreting data, elementary probability, and its relation to distributions. The meanings, importance, and application of the normal and binomial distributions and the methods of random sampling, testing of hypotheses, analysis of paired data, and interpretation of standardized test scores are covered. Students work on independent research projects to gain first- hand experience with the issues of the course.
General Studies Outcome: Collegiate Skills - Effective Communication

HPER 262 | Nutrition and Health (3 credit hours)
This course will investigate the physiological, psychological and economic effects of nutrition on humans. Macro and micro
nutrients, nutrition through the life span, the role of nutrition on health, food safety, and effects on physical activity will be
examined. In addition, evaluation of current nutritional issues, controversies, and consumer decisions will be analyzed.

PSYC 121 | Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hours)
This course is a general introduction to contemporary psychology focusing on basic concepts, principles, terminology, trends in psychological research, and the application of this knowledge.
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema - Soc Science

PSYC 250 | Human Growth and Development (3 credit hours)
This course focuses on the physical, cognitive, social and emotional aspects of growth from birth through old age. In
addition, factors thought to influence this growth are also examined.
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema - Soc Science

SOC 201 | Principles of Sociology (3 credit hours)
This course is an introductory study of group and social dynamics, cultures, social problems, social institutions, inter-group relationships, and the impact of social policies.
General Studies Outcome: Methods of Inq & Explanatory Schema - Soc Science

COUN 300 | Professional Ethics (3 credit hours)
This course introduces students to the profession of chemical dependency/addictions counseling with an emphasis on
professional ethics and issues in alcohol and drug counseling. Students study the NAADAC ethical guidelines as well as histories
and philosophies of ethical code development in related fields such as medicine, psychology, and social work. Students will also
investigate how many ethical issues are practically resolved through interviews with professionals in the field of addiction. Various
populations-at-risk are studied, and specific professional and ethical issues relating to these populations will be explored.

Additional Humanities Electives | (12 credit hours)