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Nursing Core Requirements
College of Nursing
The University of South Alabama's College of Nursing welcomes transfer students to our BSN program. Students are accepted into the upper division Professional Nursing Component each semester (including summer). Students may submit an application while pre-requisite courses are still in progress, but pre-requisites must be completed before admission to the Professional Component. Admission to the Professional Component is competitive based on GPA on prerequisite courses. Criteria for admission are as follows:  
About six months before you finish prerequisite courses, you will need to submit an Application to the College of Nursing for the Professional Component. The application for the BSN program can be found at  
A $50.00 non-refundable application fee must accompany your application before it will be processed. You may mail your application and fee to us, or you may bring it by the College of Nursing.  
Application deadlines for the USA College of Nursing Professional Component are as follows:  

In addition to the College of Nursing Professional Component Application, transfer and second-degree seeking students will also need to submit an application for admission to the University through the USA Admissions office. The USA Admissions application can be downloaded here. Students who have been previously enrolled at USA but have not attended classes for one term (excluding summer term) will need to reapply to the university through the Registrar's Office. Applications for readmission are located on the Registrar's Office website located at

Note: While there are more than 64 transferable semester hours, you may only count 64 semester hours as transfer credit from a community college.  

Northwest Florida State College

English Composition    
ENC 1101      
ENC 1102      

Fine Arts  
Choose one of the following courses:
ARH 1000    
ARH 2050    
ARH 2051    
MUH 1011    
THE 2000    

Choose one of the following courses:  
AML 2010    
AML 2020    
ENL 2000    
ENL 2022    
LIT 2110    

Choose one of the following courses:
AMH 2010    
AMH 2020    
WOH 1012    
WOH 1022    

History or Literature Sequence  
Complete either a Literature or History sequence by taking the second course in the sequence started above (for example, if you choose to take a complete Literature sequence in American Literature, then you would take both semesters in that sequence.

Humanities Electives
If History sequence chosen, complete two additional humanities electives chosen from the following. If Literature sequence is chosen, complete one additional Humanities elective chosen from the following:
HUM 1020    
PHI 2010    
SPC 1600    
FRE 1120    
FRE 1121    
FRE 2200    
FRE 2201    
FRE 1120    
FRE 1121    
GER 2200    
GER 2201    
REL 2300    
FRE 1120    
FRE 1121    
SPN 2200    
SPN 2201    

Social Science Electives
If Literature sequence chosen above, complete two additional courses from the following. If History sequence chosen above, complete one course from the following.
DEP 2004      
GEA 1000      
POS 1041      
PSY 2012      
SYG 2000      
SYG 2010      

MAC 1105      
MAC 1140      
ST 2023      

ECO 2013      
ECO 2023      

CHM 1045/1045L      

PSY 2012      

Complete the following three courses (with lab):
BSC 1085C      
BSC 1086C      
MCB 1000C      
MCB 2313C      

Biology Elective
Choose one of the following courses (with lab):
BSC 1005/1005L      
PCB 2011C      
BOT 1010C      
ZOO 1010C      

Computer Science
CGS 1570      

Special Notes:  
Questions regarding degree/graduation requirements and the applicability of transfer credit toward satisfaction of degree requirements should be directed to the College of Nursing, SHAC 1012, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688-0002 (251/434-3410).      
Questions regarding transfer admission and transfer credit evaluation should be directed to the Office of Admissions, Meisler Hall Suite 2500, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688-0002 (251) 460-6141 or (800) 872-5247.
For more information regarding the degree in Nursing at the University of South Alabama, please consult the USA Bulletin.  

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