A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

BA/BS to BS Prerequisite Courses

All students are required to complete the following pre-requisite courses before transferring to Loma Linda University School of Nursing.  Students can have courses in progress while they are applying, as long as they will be complete before the program begins.

Pre-requisite

Quarter Units

Semester Units

Intermediate Algebra

4

3

Introduction to Physics

4

3

Anatomy & Physiology I with lab

4

3

Anatomy & Physiology II with lab

4

3

Introduction to Organic Chemistry

4

3

Introduction to Biochemistry

4

3

Medical Microbiology

5

4

Public Speaking

4

3

English (full sequence)

9

6

General Psychology

4

3

Developmental Psychology

4

3

Introduction to Sociology

4

3

Physical Education

2 activity courses

2 activity courses

Humanities

16

11

Statistics (only for accelerated track)

4

3

Intermediate AlgebraA year of Algebra II in high school will also cover this requirement

Intro to PhysicsA year of Physics in high school will also cover this requirement

Anatomy & Physiology I (with lab) – must be completed within the last 5 years

Anatomy & Physiology II (with lab) – must be completed within the last 5 years

Intro to Organic Chemistry (with lab) – must be completed within the last 5 years

Intro to Biochemistry (with lab) – must be completed within the last 5 years

Basic Medical Microbiology (with lab) – must be completed within the last 5 years

Public Speaking

English Composition (full sequence) – This is typically one full year (3 Quarters or 2 Semesters) of composition

General Psychology

Lifespan Development (Developmental Psychology)

Intro to Sociology

Physical Education (2 activity classes)

Humanities (16 units) – Students must take courses in three different areas, one area must be a foreign language.  Areas include:

  • Foreign Language
  • Applied Art or Music (max of 4 units)
  • Introduction or Art or Music
  • Literature
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Logic

Statistics (with computer application) – This course is only required for students coming into the accelerated BA/BS to BS track

For information regarding which course to take at your college or university, please refer to our Transfer Patterns.