General Pre-Nursing School Course Requirements

  • Prerequisite requirements are vary school specific.
  • We strongly recommend you compile a list of your interested programs in order to keep track of varying prerequisites.
  • It is important to check the requirements of each school you are considering to make sure you complete all requirements.
  • To find a list of nursing programs, please go here
  • Following are some of the most common courses required and recommended.

 

Course Subject # Semesters UC Berkeley courses that most students use to fulfill requirements
General Chemistry 1 semester of general chemistry with lab

Chem 1A/1AL-

Chem 1B 

Biology 2 semesters with lab Bio 1B and 1A/1AL (while not many programs require general biology, these courses are a prerequisite to upper-division biology coursework at Berkeley)
Microbiology 1 semester with lab PH 162A/162L OR MCB C112/112L
Human Anatomy 1 semester with lab IB 131/131L 
Physiology 1 semester with lab MCB 32/32L
 
Nutrition 1 semester NSTX 10
Statistics 1 semester Stat 2
English 2 semesters R1A/R1B (any R&C sequence)
Humanities, Social & Behavioral Science Most schools require 1 semester of an introductory course/s in psych and additional social science coursework Psych 1 or Psych 2
AND
Sociol 1
Lifespan/Human Development Psychology Some schools require this course Not offered at UC Berkeley- we recommend taking at a community college
Oral Communication Some schools require this course Not offered at UC Berkeley- we recommend taking at a community college
 

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