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Associate in Arts - Pre-Major
Nursing

Curriculum Description

The Associate in Arts degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 64 and a maximum of 65 semester hours of college transfer course. (Ref. 23 NCAC 2E 0204) Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers.

Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Community college graduates who have earned 64 semester hours of academic credit in approved transfer courses with a grade of C or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale will receive at least 64 semester hours of academic credit upon admission to a university. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions. Courses offered through bilateral agreements may not transfer to all receiving institutions.

The following represent one way in which program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Arts

A1010I
NC CIP: 51.1105
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2013

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
Fall Semester
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 3 3 0 4
MAT 161 College Algebra NEW REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Communication Core 3 0 0 3
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1 0 0 1
   
    16 3 0 17

Spring Semester
CHM 152 General Chemistry II 3 3 0 4
MAT 155 Statistical Analysis NEW REQUISITE 3 0 0 3
MAT 155A Statistics Analysis Lab 0 2 0 1
___ ___ Composition Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ History Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts ** ** 0 3
   
    12 5 0 17

Fall Semester
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 3 0 4
PSY 241 Developmental Psych 3 0 0 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Literature Core 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
   
    12 3 0 16

Spring Semester
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 3 0 4
BIO 175 General Microbiology 2 2 0 3
PED 110 Fit and Well for Life 1 2 0 2
PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology 3 0 0 3
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family 3 0 0 3
   
    12 7 0 15

Total Credit Hours: 65

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

This template has been developed by university and community college faculty as a blueprint for guiding community colleges in developing programs for students who intend to major in Nursing. Students who successfully complete this course of study and who meet the requirements for admission to the university may be eligible to apply for admission to the major with junior standing.

See Associate in Arts A10100 and your academic advisor for all Core and Professional choices.

Required:

BIO 168 and BIO 169; BIO 175 or BIO 275; set 1 (CHM 131, CHM 131A, and CHM 132) or set 2 (CHM 151 and 152); MAT 155 and MAT 155A; MAT 161 or higher; 1-3 hours from CIS 110 or PED 110 plus 1 PED activity course; PSY 150; PSY 241; PSY 281; SOC 210; and SOC 213

Communication Core:

One 3 credit hour course

See your academic advisor for an Individualized Learning Plan for this pre-major.

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.