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Four-Year Track Prerequisites

Admission Requirements:
Applications for admission to the Four-Year BSN Track must be submitted by Dec. 20 for fall admission or May 31 for spring admission. Applications must include the following:

  1. Documentation of admission to the University of South Carolina Upstate. (Official transcripts are required for admission to USC Upstate.)
  2. A completed application to the Mary Black School of Nursing.
  3. A copy of all college transcripts that demonstrate completion of 61 credit hours of the courses below.

SC Technical College Equivalents

Course Name  Course Number  Credit Hours
English CompositionENGL 1013
English LiteratureENGL 1023
SpeechSPCH 2013
Intro to PsychologyPSYC 1013
Developmental PsychologyPSYC 3023
AnatomyBIOL 243/243L4
PhysiologyBIOL 244/244L4
Principles of  MicrobiologyBIOL 250 /250L4
Chemistry of
Living Things
CHEM 109/109L4
HistoryHIST 101, HIST 102, HIST 105, HIST 1063
Intro to ComputerCSCI 138 or INFO 1013
(College Algebra)
MATH 120 or MATH 1213
StatisticsMath 1023
Fine ArtsArt , Music or Theatre elective     3
Foreign Language

Foreign Language: Choose 1 – ASLG 101, FREN 101, SPAN 101, GERM 101, CHIN 1013


Recommended Electives: UNIV 101, NURS 230, LIBR 201, SOCY 1013

Elective 3
ElectiveBeginning with Fall 2018 applications, this elective will change to a required pathophysiology course: NURS 308.3
ElectiveBeginning with Fall 2018 applications, this elective will change to a required nutrition course: NURS 301.3

Contact Us

Katharine Gibb, Ed.D., MSN, RN

Dean, Mary Black School of Nursing

Deborah K. Charnley, Ph.D., RN
Associate Dean, Spartanburg Campus

Sonya Blevins, DNP, RN, CMSRN, CNE

Associate Dean, Greenville Campus  

Terri Whitaker, M.Ed.
Director of Nursing Student Services
Advisor for four-year, BSN track

Lynette M. Gibson, Ph.D., RN

Director of Research in Nursing

Trish Wade
RN-BSN Advisor 

Giving Nursing


BSN (Four-Year Track) Application Instructions
Accepting Spring 2017 
applications from
March 1 to May 31, 2016

Re-Admission Application: Four-Year Track Only
Application Deadlines:
May 1 for spring semester
Dec 1 for fall semester
Admission Requirements

RN-BSN Application/Reapplication 

Application Deadline Spring: November 15

Application Deadline Fall: May 15

Additional Information
Nursing Student Handbook
Prerequisites for Four-Year Track
Prerequisites for RN-BSN Track
BSN Policies and Curricula
FAQ: Four-Year Track

Contact Us
USC Upstate
Mary Black School of Nursing
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Phone: 864-503-5440

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