Nursing Transfer Articulation

All transfer students seeking admission to UAH should read and follow the Admissions Information section of this catalog. Specific UAH courses that satisfy admission requirements are listed under the Baccalaureate Program of Studies later in this section of the catalog. All transfer students are encouraged to complete courses equivalent to those listed in that summary. Students transferring from Alabama two-year colleges should follow the general studies curriculum approved by the Articulation and General Studies Committee (AGSC). A copy of this curriculum is available in the UAH Office of Admissions. Articulation requirements, as they relate to the nursing major, are provided below:

Area I. Written Composition (6 semester hours).

Area II. Humanities and Fine Arts (12 semester hours). 
Requirements include a minimum of 3 semester hours in literature, 3 semester hours in the arts, and the remaining semester hours from either the humanities or arts. Disciplines in the humanities include, but are not limited to, philosophy, religious studies, speech, foreign languages, art, music, theater, and dance. As part of the general studies curriculum, students must complete a 6 semester hour sequence in either literature or history.

Area III. Natural Sciences and Mathematics (11 semester hours). 
Requirements include a minimum of 3 semester hours in mathematics at the precalculus level or higher. Students transferring to the nursing major must complete a course in inorganic chemistry (including lab) and an additional science course with a lab in either biology, chemistry or physics.

Area IV. History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences (12 semester hours). 
Requirements include a minimum of 3 semester hours in history and at least 6 semester hours from among other disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Disciplines include, but are not limited to, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology. For students transferring to the nursing major, one of these courses must be in psychology. As part of the general studies curriculum, students must complete a 6 semester hour sequence in either history or literature.

Area V. Pre-Professional, Major and Elective Courses (19-23 semester hours). 
Students entering the nursing major must complete 6-8 semester hours in human anatomy and physiology (with lab) and 3-4 semester hours in microbiology (with lab). Students entering the nursing major at UAH must also complete a minimum of 3 semester hours in statistics, 3 semester hours in human growth and development and elective hours to meet the 19 hour minimum in Area V.

The specific credit for work completed at other institutions and applied to the courses for admission to the College of Nursing is determined by the College of Nursing Office of Student Affairs. Courses taken at community or junior colleges may satisfy lower division prerequisite course requirements; courses taken at other four year institutions may meet prerequisite and upper division course requirements.