The university requires a minimum of 120 units for graduation. However, established departmental requirements must also be completed for graduation with a nursing major. This necessitates completion of more than 120 units for most students enrolled in the department.
Admission to the major is contingent upon the student being screened and admission being offered to the applicant by the department. The screening process takes place during the term prior to the student's anticipated enrollment in the first nursing course.
Students are eligible to apply for admission after they have completed a minimum of 42 undergraduate units, including at least three (3) laboratory science prerequisites and ENGL 102. Students must complete 11 prerequisite courses prior to beginning the nursing major. As long as students meet the minimum requirements to apply, it is not necessary to have all 11 nursing prerequisites completed before submitting your nursing application; however, admission into the major is contingent on the completion of the 11 prerequisite courses before enrolling in nursing courses.