Prerequisite Courses

In addition to the required prerequisites listed below, students pursuing a bachelor′s degree from TTUHSC must satisfy the coursework requirements of the TTUHSC Core Curriculum (CC). For more information, click here.

Course Description Credits
ZOOL 3303** Pathophysiology 3
BIOL 2420 or 2421* Microbiology with lab 4
BIOL 2401* Anatomy & Physiology I w/ lab 4
BIOL 2402* Anatomy & Physiology II w/ lab 4
CHEM 1305 & 1105 or 1406 or 1411* Chemistry 4
PSY 2301* Psychology 3
PSY 2314* Life Span Human Development 3
MATH 1342, 1442, 2342, or 2442*+ Statistics 3
BIOL 1322* Science of Nutrition 3
HIST 1301* History of the US to 1877 3
HIST 1302* History of the US Since 1877 3
POLS 1301 or 2305* American Govt Organization 3
POLS 2302 or 2306* American Public Policy 3
ENGL 1301* English I 3
ENGL 1302* English II 3
Visual & Performing Arts Must be a Texas core approved course 3
Humanities Must be a Texas core approved course 3
Total 55

*Course numbers listed are based on the Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS). Check with your academic institution to verify the course number that corresponds with the TCCNS number.

**Pathophysiology is offered online.

+Statistics is required as a nursing prerequisite. Students who take math statistics will simultaneously meet the requirements for the nursing prerequisite and the core curriculum. Students who take any other statistics course as the nursing prerequisite must also take an upper level mathematics course in order to meet the core curriculum requirement.

Transfer Credit

Non-nursing pre-requisite courses taken at other institutions with equivalent course content are evaluated and may be acceptable for transfer credit if a C or better was earned. 

Note: Pass/fail courses are not acceptable for transfer. Maximum credit allowed for credit by examination is 15 credit hours. For more information on institutional transfer of credit, refer to HSCEP OP 77.17.

If any of the prerequisites have been or will be taken for CLEP credit, students may not receive credit toward their TTUHSC El Paso-calculated GPA. CLEP credit must appear on an official college transcript to be accepted.