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Nursing Field of Study


Senate Bill 148 of the 75th Texas Legislature (1997) mandated Field of Study curricula. The Field of Study curricula, along with core curricula, are intended to facilitate the transferability of courses among Texas public colleges and universities. All public four-year institutions are required to accept Coordinating Board-approved Field of Study courses in fulfillment of lower-division requirements for bachelor’s degrees in majors that correspond to the Field of Study.

The Nursing Field of Study Curriculum is intended for baccalaureate degree seeking nursing students who plan to take their prerequisite and core curriculum courses at a Texas public institution and apply to a public Texas four-year college, university, or health-related institution with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

Students who wish to transfer from UH to another institution shall not be required to repeat courses transferred as part of the field of study curriculum. Completion of the field of study curriculum shall not prevent a receiving institution from requiring additional lower-division courses that may be necessary for specific degree programs. Because of the complexity of requirements, students must plan very carefully and work with an advisor/counselor.

If a student transfers with an incomplete Field of Study, then each completed Field of Study course transfers and applies to the to the degree program, and the institution may require the student to complete additional lower-division courses.

Nursing Field of Study at UH

To be Nursing Field of Study complete, students at UH need to take all 28 semester credit hours (SCH). Courses are listed using the Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) and their equivalent courses at UH.

Content Areas Number and type of courses TCCNS UH
Anatomy & Physiology 2 courses: A&P I with lab and A&P II with lab BIOL 2301/2101 or 2401 and
BIOL 2302/2102 or 2402
BIOL 2301/2101 and
BIOL 2302/2102
Microbiology 1 course: Microbiology with lab BIOL 2320/2120 or BIOL 2420
(or BIOL 2321/2121 or 2421)
BIOL 2320/2120
(or BIOL 2321/2121)
Chemistry 1 course: chemistry with lab Any 4 SCH course including lab CHEM 1305/1105 or CHEM 1311/1111
Nutrition 1 course: Nutrition & Diet Therapy I BIOL 1322 or HECO 1322 NUTR 2332
Psychology 2 courses: General Psychology and Lifespan Growth & Development PSYC 2301 and
PSYC 2314
PSYC 2301 and
HDFS 2314
Mathematics 1 course: Elementary Statistical Methods MATH 1342 MATH 1342