This page only applies to Accelerated BSN programs. For UW School of Nursing’s Accelerated BSN Program requirements, visit their website. Prerequisite coursework varies among programs; therefore, it is crucial to be aware of individual schools’ requirements.


For a pre-accelerated BSN course planning guide, click here. Also consider using our four-year planner to map out your coursework and extracurricular activities.



Many programs require a statistics course.  This can be taken in your major department.  Note that Math 112 is a prerequisite for Chem 103.


Choose one of the following sequences:

  • Chemistry 108
  • Chemistry 103-104

Biological Sciences


Choose one of the following sequences:

  • Zoology 101-102
  • Biology 151-152
  • Biocore: Students must apply to enroll in Biocore. For more information, visit their website.
    • Biocore 381-382 Evolution, Ecology and Genetics lecture/lab
    • Biocore 383-384 Cellular Biology lecture/lab
    • Biocore 485-486 Organismal Biology lecture/lab
    • Biocore 587 Biological Interactions



Choose one of the following sequences:

  • Microbiology 101-102
  • Microbiology 303-304



  • Kinesiology/Anatomy 337
  • Physiology 335 or 435

Psychology/Human Development
  • Introductory Psychology: Psych 202
  • Child Development: HDFS 362 or Psych 460 AND/OR
  • Adult Development: HDFS 363 or Psych 464

Many programs require 6 credits of college level English.

Other courses

Some programs require coursework in the following areas:

  • Organic Chemistry: Chem 341-342
  • Genetics 160
  • Anthropology or Sociology
  • Nutrition
  • Medical terminology
  • CNA certification