Courses below must be included in the 57 credit hours of college-level coursework required to enroll in the traditional BSN program at UIC. Applicants must have all BSN prerequisite courses, with the exception of the Upper Division Elective prerequisite, completed by the end of the spring semester before the start of the program. The upper division elective requirement may be completed after entry to the program.
The UIC’s Office of Admissions offers individual pre-admission counseling appointments to transfer students who may have questions regarding the application and transferability of courses. Please call (312) 996-4350 to schedule an individual appointment .
UIC participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), which is a statewide transfer agreement between more than 100 participating colleges or universities in Illinois. All colleges and universities participating in the IAI agree to accept a “package” of IAI general education courses in lieu of their own comparable lower-division general education requirements.
For information about UIC's College Level Examination Program (CLEP) policy, please visit the UIC CLEP webpage. Please know that UIC College of Nursing will only accept CLEP credit for the General Chemistry and/or Lifespan Development prerequisite courses. Any other CLEP credit may only be accepted as a lower-level elective credit.
Applicants can use this downloadable PowerPoint as a guide to prerequisite information.
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|General Chemistry (lab required)||4-5 hours|
|Organic / Bio Chemistry (lab required)||3-5 hours|
|Anatomy & Physiology I, II (lab required)||8-10 hours|
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|Lifespan Development||3 hours|
|Human Nutrition||2-3 hours|
|Upper Division Elective**||3 hours|
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|English Composition I, II||6 hours|
|Understanding the Past*||3 hours|
|Understanding the Creative Arts*||3 hours|
|Exploring World Cultures*||3 hours|
|Individual & Society (Introduction to Psychology)||3 hours|
|United States Society (Introduction to Sociology)||3 hours|
|Total Minimum Hours||57 hours|
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** Upper Division Elective: Students may choose a course from one of these categories: physical sciences, life sciences, mathematical sciences, social sciences, fine arts, performing arts or humanities. Must transfer to UIC as a 200 level (or higher) course. Though the requirement may be completed after entry to the program, it is very highly recommended that students complete an upper division elective with other prerequisite courses prior to enrollment.
*** The number of elective hours will vary according to the number needed to total 57 credit hours after all prerequisite requirements have been met.