James Madison University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Freshman and Sophomore Year and Prerequisite Courses

General Education Courses


Cluster Course Title Hours
Cluster 1 Skills for the 21st Century 9
Cluster 2 Arts and Humanities 9
Cluster 3 The Natural World (1) 10
Cluster 4 Social & Cultural Processes 7
Cluster 5 Individuals in the Human Community 6

Nursing Prerequisites


Course Number Course Title Hours
Chem 120 Concepts of Chemistry (1),(2), (4) 3
Math 220 Elementary Statistics (1),(3) 3
Bio 270 Human Physiology (1) 4
Bio 280 Allied Health Microbiology 4
Bio 290 Human Anatomy 4
Nutr 280 Nutrition for Wellness 3
Psyc 160 Life Span Human Development 3

Total Hours: 61-64


(1) Note: Cluster 3 contains CHEM 120, MATH 220, and BIO 270
(2) CHEM 120 must be taken prior to or with BIO 270
(3) MATH 220 must be taken prior to or with BIO 270
(4) CHEM 120 must be taken prior to BIO 280