Students are required to fulfill the Pre-Nursing Core prior to the program start date. The Pre-Nursing Core can be fulfilled through coursework taken at other universities or community colleges. For a list of articulated courses at other institutions, we recommend visiting the Assist Website. Please be aware of the Repeat Rule. Pre-Nursing Core courses for which the student earns less than a grade of C (2.0) may be repeated only once.
|CSU GE Area||CSUSM Course||
|B2||BIOL 175||Intro to Anatomy/Phys I||4||None|
|BIOL 176||Intro to Anatomy/Phys II||4||P--BIOL 175|
|B3||CHEM 105||Organic & Biochemistry for Life||4||P -- ELM requirement|
|B3||CHEM 105L||Organic & Biochemistry for Life Laboratory||1||C -- CHEM 105|
|B4||MATH||**Any CSU B4 statistical mathematics course||3||P -- ELM requirement|
|A1||GEO 102||Oral Communication||3||None|
|A2||GEW 101||Written Communication||3||None|
|A3||LTWR 115||Critical Reading & Thinking||3||P -- GEW 101|
|MATH 110||Critical Thinking||3||None|
|PHIL 110||Critical Thinking||3||None|
|PSYC 110||Critical Thinking in Psychology||3||None|
Note: All science courses completed must include labs. We don't accept any science courses and labs taught online, except those that are offered through Extended Learning at CSU San Marcos.
Attention International Applicants: Oral Communication, Written Communication and Critical Thinking must be taken in the United States.