Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) Major in Nursing

Minimum required: 120 semester hours

Admission Requirements

  1. The application period begins October 1 and closes January 15.
  2. Admission to the undergraduate major in nursing is competitive and selective. Applicants must first be admitted to Texas State University prior to submitting the St. David's School of Nursing application.
  3. Applicants must have a prerequisite GPA of 2.90 or higher and a science GPA of 3.00 or higher. However, a 3.0 prerequisite GPA is recommended to be competitive in the application process.
  4. Science courses require a minimum grade of “C” for admission. A maximum of 8 attempts (including W) on the 5 science courses, with no more than 2 attempts on any one science course, is permitted. There can be a maximum of 18 remaining prerequisite credit hours, (including no more than 2 of the 5 science courses) left to complete in the spring and summer semesters before final admission to the St. David’s School of Nursing.
  5. An application fee must accompany the St. David’s School of Nursing application.
  6. Additional criteria include a personal persuasive essay, scores from the Test of Essential Academic Skills (pre-nursing entrance assessment) and 2 professional or academic references.
  7. One hundred (100) highly qualified junior level students are admitted each fall.

General Requirements

  1. This degree program requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  Information about the program admissions can be found at:
  2. Any student who did not complete at least two years of the same foreign language in high school is required to take 6-8 hours of the same foreign language.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
ENG 13103ENG 13203 
BIO 13303CHEM 13413 
HIST 13103HIST 13203 
Select one of the following:3PHIL 1305 or 13203 
 COMM 13103 
PSY 13003  
US 110011  
 16 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
BIO 24514BIO 24524 
English Literature23Select one of the following:3 
POSI 23103  
BIO 24404  
 NUTR 23603 
 FCD 1351 or PSY 33003 
 POSI 23203 
 14 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
NURS 32502NURS 34404NURS 34414
NURS 31101NURS 32402NURS 32412
NURS 33003NURS 32602 
NURS 31211NURS 33603 
NURS 32212NURS 33023 
NURS 34304  
 13 14 6
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
NURS 43503NURS 43803 
NURS 42502NURS 43513 
NURS 43113NURS 42802 
NURS 42112NURS 42012 
NURS 32302NURS 43413 
Advanced Elective1  
 13 13
Total Hours: 120

If US 1100 is waived, the student must have 120 hours to graduate. See College Advising Center. 


See the Academic Services section of the catalog for course options that satisfy the Literature component.