Prerequisite Equivalencies & Coursework

Required Prerequisites

SC Technical Colleges

College of Charleston

English Composition (6 sh)

English 101 and 102

English 110 and a 3 sh English course above 110

Human Growth and Development (3 sh)

Psychology 203

Psychology 224

Human Anatomy

Biology 210

Biology 221/221L

Human Physiology

Biology 211

Biology 222/222L

Microbiology (4 sh)

Biology 225

Biology 310

Nutrition (3 sh)

CUL103 or SFT107

HEAL 257

Statistics (3 sh)

MAT 120

Psychology 211, Biology 360, MAT 104, MAT 216

Science elective (4 sh)

Science elective (4 sh)

Science elective (4 sh)

Social Science and Humanities electives (15 sh)

Social science and Humanities elective (15 sh)

Social science and Humanities elective (15 sh)

General elective (17 sh)

General elective (17 sh)

General elective (17 sh)

 

Students enrolled at South Carolina Technical Colleges and the College of Charleston must fulfill course prerequisites of their "home" institution, as well as the MUSC College of Nursing.

Prerequisite Coursework Minimum Content Requirements

English Composition/Communication
Six semester hours of coursework that emphasizes expository and critical writing and utilizes selected works of literature for analysis and composition topics. It can also include communication courses (interpersonal and public speaking).

Human Growth and Development
A three semester hour survey course of theory and research concerned with human growth and development from conception/birth through senescence and death. A course is child development will not fulfill this requirement. CLEP and Excelsior College exams taken after 2001 are acceptable.

Human Anatomy
A four semester hour survey course of the physical structure of human cells, tissues, and organs. This may be a stand-alone Human Anatomy course or it may be a combined Human Anatomy and Physiology course. If it is a stand-alone Human Anatomy course, a stand-alone Human Physiology course is also required. If it is a combined course, a second Human Anatomy and Physiology course is also required to meet the minimum course content requirements. It must include a lab component. Comparative anatomy and physiology courses do not meet the minimum course content requirements.

Human Physiology
A four semester hour survey course of the function and regulation of the human body and physiological integration of the organ systems to maintain homeostasis.  Course content should cover the major function of the major organs and organ systems of the body. This may be a stand-alone Human Physiology course or it may be a combined Human Anatomy and Physiology course. If it is a stand-alone Human Physiology course, a stand-alone Human Anatomy course is also required. If it is a combined course, a second Human Anatomy and Physiology course is also required to meet the minimum course content requirements. It must include a lab component. Comparative anatomy and physiology courses do not meet the minimum course content requirements.

Microbiology
A four semester hour survey course of the morphology, structure, metabolism, and growth of microorganisms, including viruses, bacteria, protozoan, and parasites. Basic concepts of virology, epidemiology, and pathogenicity should be included. Must include a laboratory component.

Statistics
A three semester hour course that emphasizes basic statistical concepts. Topics should include descriptive statistics, probability, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, simple linear regression and correlation, and analysis of variance.

Science elective
While an four semester hour college transfer course is acceptable, biology, chemistry, and physics courses with a laboratory component are preferred.

Social Science and Humanities electives
Fifteen semester hours of college transfer course work are acceptable including anthropology, psychology, sociology, geography, art, literature, philosophy, religion, music, history, theater, economics, political science, and government.

General electives
Seventeen semester hours of college transfer coursework (non nursing) are acceptable. Any computer information, public speaking, additional math, and additional science courses are highly recommended. General rule: Any course that is college transfer eligible, the course number is 101 or higher and has not been used to meet other specific prerequisite course work may be used.