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University Transfer Program
60–70 transferable units

California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities

Program Overview

The Biology degree in Pre-Nursing prepares students to transfer to a four-year program at a baccalaureate institution. Upon completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, graduates choose from first level professional nursing staff positions in specializations which include community health, geriatrics, maternity, mental health, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery.

Note that for College of San Mateo's Nursing Program CHEM 410 is the specific chemistry prerequisite. Be sure to check the specific prerequisites for other Nursing Programs.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements
Required Core Courses: 13 units Units
BIOL 240 General Microbiology 4 units
BIOL 250 Human Anatomy 4 units
BIOL 260 Human Physiology 5 units
Required Selective Courses: 8 or 10 units from one of the following groups: Group 1 Units
CHEM 210 General Chemistry I 5 units
CHEM 220 General Chemistry II 5 units
Group 2 Units
CHEM 410 Health Science Chemistry I 4 units
CHEM 420 Health Science Chemistry II 4 units
Total Required Major Units: 21 - 23

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.