Pre -Major Curriculum Code: A1010I

This program prepares the student to transfer courses or the degree in its entirety to a four-year senior institution. This Associate in Arts program is specifically designed for students who wish to earn a baccalaureate degree in Nursing.

General Education Core (44 SHC)*  SHC = Semester Hours Credit

Forty-four semester hours of credit in general education core courses are required as outlined on the NCCCS Curriculum Standards for Associate in Arts degree programs. The general education core includes study in the areas of humanities and fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and English composition.

*Students who complete the 44-hour general education core are eligible to receive the GENERAL EDUCATION DIPLOMA IN ARTS (D10100).

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Course Requirements for A.A. Pre-Major Nursing

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

English Composition (6 SHC)

Two English composition courses are required.
English 111, Expository Writing (3 SHC), is required as the first composition course.
The second composition course must be selected from the following.
ENG 112 Argument-Based Research (3 SHC)
ENG 113 Literature-Based Research (3 SHC)
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting (3 SHC)

Humanities/Fine Arts (12 SHC)

Four courses from three discipline areas are required.
One of the following courses is required.
COM 120 Interpersonal Communication (3 SHC) or
COM 231 Public Speaking (3 SHC)
One course must be a literature course.
ENG 231, 232, 241, 242, 261, 262
One course must be a fine arts course (ART, DRA, or MUS).
One additional general education core courses from the following discipline areas is required: art, drama, foreign languages, interdisciplinary humanities, literature, music, philosophy, and religion.
ART 111, 114, 115 DRA 111, 112, 211, 212
ENG 231, 232, 241, 242, 261, 262 FRE 111, 112, 211, 212
HUM 130, 160, 211, 212 MUS 110, 112, 210, 213
PHI 215, 240 REL 112, 211, 212, 221
SPA 111, 112, 211, 212
One of the following courses is recommended.
FRE 111 Elementary French I (3 SHC)
SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I (3 SHC)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (12 SHC)

Four courses from three discipline areas are required.
One course must be a history course.
HIS 115, 121, 122, 131, 132
The following courses are required. (9 SHC)
PSY 150 General Psychology (3 SHC)
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology (3 SHC)
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology (3 SHC)

Natural Sciences/Mathematics (14 SHC)

Natural Sciences (8 SHC)
The following course sequence is required.
CHM 151 General Chemistry I (4 SHC) and
CHM 152 General Chemistry II (4 SHC)
Mathematics (6 SHC)
Two courses are required.
MAT 151 Statistics I (3 SHC)
MAT 161 College Algebra (3 SHC)
Note: Additional lab courses may be required for math classes taken at Coastal Carolina Community College. You must see an academic counselor for details.

Other Required Hours (21 SHC)

The following courses are required.
ACA 111 College Student Success (1 SHC)
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 SHC)
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 SHC)
BIO 175 General Microbiology (3 SHC)
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers (3 SHC)
PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology (3 SHC)
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family (3 SHC)

Total Semester Hours Credit (SHC) in Program: 65

Students must meet the receiving university’s foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.

Admission to the Major

Grade point average requirements vary and admission is competitive across the several programs in Nursing.  Other professional admission requirements may be designated by individual programs.

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