School of Nursing

Prerequisite Courses

Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Accelerated/ Traditional Track

Prior to attending UT Health San Antonio, all BSN students must complete a set of prerequisite courses at a regionally accredited institution, and all prerequisite courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.

Applicants must complete at least 51 out of 60 hours of prerequisite courses, including all math and science courses identified in the table below, prior to submitting an application. The remaining 9 hours of liberal arts courses must be completed prior to enrollment if the applicant is admitted.

Math & Science Prerequisite Courses  
Course NameTexas Common Course NumberSemester Hours
College Algebra or higherMATH 13143
Elementary Statistical Methods or Psychology Statistics

MATH 1342 or 1442

or PSYC 2317

Chemistry I (no lab required)CHEM 1305, 1311, 1405, or 14113
Human Anatomy or Human Anatomy & Physiology I with labBIOL 24014
Human Physiology or Human Anatomy & Physiology II with labBIOL 2402



Microbiology with labBIOL 24204
Human NutritionBIOL 1322 or HECO 13223



Liberal Arts Prerequisite Courses  
Course NameTexas Common Course NumberSemester Hours
Introduction to PsychologyPSYC 23013
Introduction to SociologySOCI 13013
Human Growth & Development (must cover conception through death)PSYC 23143
English Composition IENGL 13013
English Composition IIENGL 13023
Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 1301 (or a class in language, philosophy and culture core curriculum)3
ElectiveAny College level course3

The following prerequisite courses may be fulfilled by courses approved for the Texas Core Curriculum.

Course NameTexas Common Course NumberSemester Hours
United States History IHIST 13013
United States History IIHIST 13023
United States GovernmentGOVT 23053
Texas GovernmentGOVT 23063
Visual & Performing ArtsContact your school for a list of approved courses.3


Courses Taken Pass/Fail

Prerequisite courses taken as “pass/fail” or “credit/no credit” during the Spring 2020, Summer 2020, or Fall 2020 terms can be accepted as long as the course is passed and credit is earned. Classes taken this way will not be included in the cumulative or prerequisite GPA. Failed courses will not be accepted, but will be included in GPA calculation.

Unofficial Transcript Evaluations - Currently Unavailable

The Office of Admissions is not preparing unofficial transcript evaluations for prospective students at this time.  If you are unsure about specific course(s) fulfilling our prerequisites, check the Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) to see if classes you have taken are equivalent to our requirements.  If your courses or school are not listed on TCCNS, you may submit an inquiry to with the following information so that we may evaluate the course(s) and determine if they will count toward our prerequisites:

  • Full name of school
  • Prefix and course number
  • Full course title
  • Course description from the school catalog for the year the course was taken (copy and paste)
  • Link to the catalog you used for the course description

The Office of Admissions is experiencing a high volume of messages. Response times may be longer than usual due to current office staffing levels. Should you have questions that can be answered over the phone, please call us at (210) 567-0341.

Thank you in advance for your patience!