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Prerequisite Equivalencies & Coursework

The schools, Trident Technical College and the College of Charleston, are only listed as examples. Prerequisite coursework may be completed at any accredited college or university, whether it's a technical college or comprehensive university.

Required Prerequisites

Trident Technical College

College of Charleston
English Composition/Literature (6 sh)

English 101 and 102

English 101 and 102
Human Growth and Development (3 sh)

Psychology 203

Psychology 311
Human AnatomyBiology 210Biology 202/202L
Human PhysiologyBiology 211Biology 201/201L
Microbiology (4 sh)

Biology 225

Biology 310
Statistics (3 sh)

MAT 120

Psychology 211, Biology 360, MAT 104, MAT 216
Science elective (4 sh)

Science elective (4 sh)

Science elective (4 sh)
Social Science and Humanities electives (15 sh)

Social science and Humanities elective (15 sh)

Social science and Humanities elective (15 sh)
General elective (17 sh)

General elective (17 sh)

General elective (17 sh)

Students enrolled at Trident Technical College and the College of Charleston must fulfill course prerequisites of their "home" institution, as well as the MUSC College of Nursing.

Prerequisite Coursework Minimum Content Requirements

English Composition/Literature
Six semester hours of course work that emphasizes expository and critical writing, and utilizes selected works of literature for analysis and composition topics.

Human Growth and Development
A three semester hour survey course of theory and research concerned with human growth and development from conception/birth through senescence and death. A course is child development will not fulfill this requirement. CLEP and Excelsior College exams taken after 2001 are acceptable.

Human Anatomy
A four semester hour survey course of the physical structure of human cells, tissues, and organs. This may be a stand-alone Human Anatomy course or it may be a combined Human Anatomy and Physiology course. If it is a stand-alone Human Anatomy course, a stand-alone Human Physiology course is also required. If it is a combined course, a second Human Anatomy and Physiology course is also required to meet the minimum course content requirements. It must include a lab component. Comparative anatomy and physiology courses do not meet the minimum course content requirements.

Human Physiology
A four semester hour survey course of the function and regulation of the human body and physiological integration of the organ systems to maintain homeostasis.  Course content should cover the major function of the major organs and organ systems of the body. This may be a stand-alone Human Physiology course or it may be a combined Human Anatomy and Physiology course. If it is a stand-alone Human Physiology course, a stand-alone Human Anatomy course is also required. If it is a combined course, a second Human Anatomy and Physiology course is also required to meet the minimum course content requirements. It must include a lab component. Comparative anatomy and physiology courses do not meet the minimum course content requirements.

Microbiology
A four semester hour survey course of the morphology, structure, metabolism, and growth of microorganisms, including viruses, bacteria, protozoan, and parasites. Basic concepts of virology, epidemiology, and pathogenicity should be included. Must include a laboratory component.

Statistics
A three semester hour course that emphasizes basic statistical concepts. Topics should include descriptive statistics, probability, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, simple linear regression and correlation, and analysis of variance.

Science elective
While an four semester hour college transfer course is acceptable, biology, chemistry, and physics courses with a laboratory component are preferred.

Social Science and Humanities electives
Fifteen semester hours of college transfer course work are acceptable including anthropology, computer science, management, psychology, sociology, geography, art, ethics, education, foreign languages, literature, philosophy, speech, communications, religion, and fine arts.

General electives
Seventeen semester hours of college transfer course work (non nursing) are acceptable. Any computer information, public speaking, additional math, and additional science courses are highly recommended. General rule: Any course that is college transfer eligible, the course number is 101 or higher and has not been used to meet other specific prerequisite course work may be used.


 
 
 

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