Nursing Program Prerequisites
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To apply to the Union College Nursing Program, your cumulative GPA must be 2.75 or above on a 4.0 scale at time of application.
The following prerequisites must be in progress or completed with a "C" or above before acceptance:
BIOL 111 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
Recommended Prerequisite: One year of high school chemistry
An introduction to the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology including the chemistry of life, cytology, histology, cellular respiration, skeletal, muscular, integumentary, and nervous systems of the body. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Does not apply toward a biology major or minor. Fall semester.
BIOL 112 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
Prerequisite: BIOL 111 with a minimum grade of C
Anatomy and physiology of the endocrine, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, excretory and reproductive systems of the human body. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Does not apply toward a biology major or minor. Spring semester.
BIOL 205 Microbiology 4
Recommended Prerequisite: CHEM 104
Basic principles of microbial nutrition, metabolism, genetics, ecology, microbial control and microbe-human interactions are also considered. The laboratory introduces a variety of procedures, including asepsis, culture, isolation and identification of microorganisms, especially bacteria. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Does not apply toward a biology major or minor. Fall semester and summer.
CHEM 104 Intro to General, Organic and Biochemistry for Nursing 4
Prerequisite: ACT math score of 18 or SAT math score of 430 or higher or MATH 100 with a C or better or MATH 100 as a corequisite
Comprehensive study of the basic principles of chemistry applicable to the health science professions. Topics covered include measurements, the scientific method, atomic structure, the use of radiation in cancer treatment, pH, acids, bases and buffers in the body, organic functional groups and reactions, glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylation and the biochemical functions of carbohydrates, nucleic acids, fats and proteins in the body. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Does not apply toward a division major or minor. Spring semester.
ENGL 112 College Writing II 3
Prerequisite: ENGL 111; a minimum ACT Reading score of 17 or a minimum
SAT Reading score of 430 or a minimum TOEFL PBT Reading score of 55 or a minimum TOEFL iBT Reading score of 20 or successful completion of ENGL 103
The application of rhetorical principles to further expository and persuasive writing and sharpening of skills in basic research writing. Readings, class discussions and writing assignments foster critical thinking skills (including the recognition of logical fallacies) and acquaint students with academic language. Includes an introduction to various styles of documentation. Fall/spring semesters.
PSYC 215 Developmental Psychology 4
Studies the physical, emotional, cognitive and psycho-social development through each of the life stages, prenatal through old age. Fall/spring semesters.
MATH 221 Elementary Statistics and Probability 3
Prerequisite: Two years of high school algebra and an ACT math score of 20 (SAT of 480) or MATH 100
Explores basic frequency distributions, probability, sampling, estimations, testing hypotheses, correlation, regression, chi-square and analysis of variance. A TI-84 (highly recommended) or other graphing calculator with comparable features is required for this course. Does not apply toward a mathematics major or minor. Fall/spring semesters.