Please note: Undergraduate nursing courses are only offered at the Storrs campus.
The first four semesters of the curriculum provide the building blocks of knowledge in the arts, humanities and the sciences, and also provide a foundation for entry into the Junior-Senior curriculum. Upon admission, students are assigned a faculty advisor who assists them in planning their course of study to meet the requirements of the nursing major. The Scholastic Standing Requirements can be found on the School of Nursing page in the general catalog.
Most of the nursing courses are concentrated in the second half of the program. The nursing major includes courses providing the theoretical foundation of the discipline of nursing, research, and clinical application.
Admission Requirements and Academic Standards Applicants to the undergraduate program must meet the requirements for admission to the University of Connecticut as well as to the School of Nursing.
A summary of these admission requirements is described in the University Catalog.
University Admission Requirements
Freshman applicants should be attending an approved high school program. Upon graduation, a minimum of 16 units, with 15 in college preparatory work, must be completed. The following college preparatory courses are required for all freshman applicants.
- 4 years of English
- 3 years of math (algebra I, algebra II, and geometry)
- 2 years of social studies (including 1 year of U.S. history)
- 2 years of a single foreign language (3 years strongly recommended)*
- 2 years of laboratory science
- 3 years of electives
- School of Engineering & School of Nursing applicants: high school chemistry and physics are required.
*Two years of a documented foreign language, that is not English, without level repetition is required.
Applications are accepted from November 1st to February 1st each year for admission for the following fall. A motivational statement is required from all applicants stating why they wish to change to nursing.
For more specific information, go to the University Catalog.
For further instructions on changing your major, view the undergraduate petition information PowerPoint.