Pre-requisite Course Requirements

Prior to admission to the RN-MSN Pathway, all but fifteen (15) of the following pre-requisite courses must be completed.  However, prior to submitting application for the MSN program, all of the pre-requisite general education coursework must be completed.  The pre-requisite coursework may be taken at UNCP or other accredited college or university.  Academic credits, from other accredited institutions, may be accepted by UNCP if a grade of C or higher is earned.  There is no time limit or expiration date for acceptance of general education academic credits.


Semester Hours

English Composition – ENG 1060                    

3 credits

Arts/Humanities (Fine Art, Literature, History, Logic)                                                    

12 credits

Social Sciences (Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology)  

9 credits

Biological Sciences (Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Microbiology)                 

12 credits

Natural Sciences/Math (CHM 1400, 1410, 1120, 1130 or equivalent and MAT 1070 or higher)             

11 credits

Statistics (Math, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, or Criminal Justice)            

3 credits

Physical Education                                                                   

1 credit

NUR 2020                                                                                                                      

1 credit


8 credits