Undergraduate Nursing Prerequisites

All students are required to complete the following prerequisite courses before transferring into the Upper Division Nursing program at Howard University.

Students may have courses in progress while applying to the Upper Division Nursing program, as long as all courses are complete before the start of the semester. Be advised that all science and math prerequisite courses must be taken within the past five years, unless you've earned a bachelor's degree.

Please see the available transfer guides below for equivalent courses at neighboring colleges:

Apply to the Upper Division Nursing program.

Course Semester Hours
General Chemistry I with Lab 4
General Biology with Lab 4
Anatomy & Physiology I & II with Lab 8
Microbiology with Lab 4
College Algebra or Higher Level Math 3
Statistics 3
Nutrition for Health Science Majors 3
English Composition I & II 6
Principles of Speech 3
Literature (English, American) 3
African-American Studies 3
Fine Arts (Art, Music, Dance, Theater) 2
General Psychology 3
Introduction to Sociology 3
The Family 3
Human Growth & Development Across the Life Span 3
TOTAL 58 Semester Hours