Program Description

The transfer Nursing program at BSC provides the first two years of core classes toward a baccalaureate degree for students planning a career in nursing. Students study chemistry, anatomy and physiology, psychology, microbiology, sociology, nutrition, algebra and statistics and complete general education courses required for an associate degree.


High School students who plan to follow a registered nursing curriculum should take biology, chemistry and the appropriate mathematics courses in high school. Students without this background should expect to spend longer than two years at BSC finishing coursework. Anyone considering this career field should have a sincere desire to help those experiencing disease, as well as the ability to deal with increasingly complex technology.

Program Requirements

Students who complete requirements of the suggested curriculum receive an Associate in Science degree and can transfer to a college of nursing at a four-year institution.

Contact your BSC advisor for assistance with transfer planning.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of nursing programs are in high demand in North Dakota and throughout the United States. Nurses provide care in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, clinics, home health, long-term care, community health and schools.



Yvette Matthews • Jack Science Center 301H

Associate in Science

College degree requirements

Note: Courses listed on degree plan are suggested. Students should consult with their advisor concerning their unique transfer decisions.

Total Degree Credits64
Plan of Study Grid
1st YearCredits
Communications I  
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
Communications II  
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition II  
Introduction to Professional Writing  
Communications III  
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
MICR 202 Introductory Microbiology 3
MICR 202L Introductory Microbiology Lab 1
Math, Science & Technology  
CHEM 115 Introductory Chemistry 4
CHEM 115L Introductory Chemistry Lab 1
CHEM 116 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry 4
CHEM 116L Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Lab 1
MATH 103 College Algebra (or higher, except MATH 137) 4
Social & Behavioral Sciences  
PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
2nd Year
Arts & Humanities  
General Education Matrix (Arts & Humanities) 3
General Education Matrix (Arts & Humanities) 3
Electives 1  
BIOL 221 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL 221L Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers (Recommended) 3
MATH 210 Elementary Statistics 3
NUTR 240 Principles of Nutrition 3
PSYC 250 Developmental Psychology 3
Elective Course 3
Enrichment Course Matrix 2
Math, Science & Technology  
BIOL 220 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIOL 220L Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1
 Total Credits64