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Advising: Core Curriculum

Nursing (BSN) Core Requirements

The list below does not include nursing major or cognate requirements. Other professional program requirements will vary from this list. (Also compare to core requirements for general degrees - BA, BS, or BCS.) Visit the Off Campus Programs page to find out how a semester or interim abroad can fulfill some of the core requirements below.

Core Gateway

Category Courses Required Options
Developing a Christian Mind (DCM) one IDIS 150. Transfer credit not accepted for DCM.
First-Year Seminar one IDIS 149

 

Core Competencies

Category Courses Required Options
Written Rhetoric one ENGL 101, ENGL 102. Must complete with a grade of "C" or better.
Foundations of Information Technology one IDIS 110 (Exemption exam offered); CS 100, 106, 108; ENGR 101
Rhetoric In Culture one ART 153; CAS 101, 140, 141,180, 214; GEOG 261; GERM 362; IDIS 102, 103; SCES 214
Heath and Fitness two PER 101-189; KIN 223. A student participating in a varsity or junior varsity sport for a full season is exempt from one health and fitness course. (This requirement has been reduced for BSN students.)
Foreign Language Completion of one of the following: CHIN 102; DUTC 102; FREN 102, 132; GERM 102, 122; GREE 102; JAPN 102; KOR 102; LATN 102; SPAN 102, 122. High school exemption possible. (This requirement has been reduced for BSN students.)

 

Core Studies

Category Courses Required Options
History of the West and the World one HIST 151, 152
Philosophical Foundations one PHIL 153
Biblical or Theological Foundations I one REL 121, 131. Transfer credit not accepted: students must take at least one of their religion core courses at Calvin.
Biblical or Theological Foundations II not required  
Persons in Community one PSYC 151
Societal Structures in N. America one SOC 151
Literature one CLAS 211; ENGL 200-234, 299; FREN 351, 361; GERM 303; GREE 302, 307; LATN 206, 300, 302, 304, 305; SPAN 309
Global and Historical Studies not required  
The Arts one ARCT 201, 202; ARTH 101, 102, 234, 235, 237, 238, 239, 240; CAS 145, 203, 254, 281, 282, 320, 321; CLAS 221, 231; DAN 202, 330; EDUC 210; FREN 375; GERM 371; MUSC 103, 106, 107, 203, 236
Mathematics one MATH 143, 145
Natural World (Physical) one CHEM 115
Natural World (Living) one BIOL 141
Cross Cultural Engagement one NURS 379

 

Core Capstone

Category Courses Required Options
Integrative Studies one NURS 380. Transfer Credit not accepted for Integrative Studies.

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