Four-Year Bachelor of Science Degree
This traditional undergraduate track begins with a two-year pre-clinical plan designed to help you select appropriate courses on a semester-by-semester basis. Required science courses need to be taken in the appropriate sequence. Most courses that meet the University’s General Education requirements need not be taken in a specific order but must be completed by the end of the first two years of study because the Nursing requirements in the junior and senior years constitute full course loads in each semester.
You need to complete all School of Nursing prerequisite courses and Nursing courses with a grade of C or better (and maintain an overall minimum GPA of 2.5).
The final two years of study focus exclusively on nursing theory and clinical nursing courses to prepare you to graduate and take the NCLEX-RN® Professional Nursing Licensure exam.
For answers to your questions and for more information contact
Undergraduate Program, Traditional Track
University of Massachusetts School of Nursing
24 Skinner Hall
651 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003-9299
Phone: (413) 545-5096
Fax: (413) 577-2550