ABSN Prerequisites for University of St. Thomas Houston

While you may meet all of the qualifications to apply to our ABSN program, it’s likely you may also need to complete prerequisites before you may be eligible to apply for our Second Degree Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program.

Talking with the ABSN@UST admissions team is a good first step in determining exactly which ABSN prerequisite courses you may need to complete. They can review your academic history and unofficial transcripts with you and help you develop a plan for completing these courses in time for your target start date in our program.

You may take these courses through the University of St. Thomas Houston or at any accredited college, university or community college.

Nursing Specific PrerequisitesCredits
Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II (within five years [lab recommended but not required])6-8
Microbiology (lab recommended but not required)3-4
Algebra or Statistics (within five years)3
Nutrition (highly recommended but not required)
UST Core Curriculum RequirementsCredits
English6
Social/Behavioral Science (Human Growth and Development recommended but not required)6
History6
Fine Arts3
Theology6
Philosophy6

To meet the ABSN@UST requirements, you must complete prerequisites with a C or higher in each nursing prerequisite course; the exception is Human Anatomy and Physiology and Microbiology, in which a B- or higher is required.

Contact our admissions team to learn more about the ABSN@UST prerequisite courses.

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