The Nursing Field of Study Curriculum is intended for generic baccalaureate degree nursing students who plan to take their prerequisite and core curriculum courses at a community college and transfer the block of courses to a general academic teaching institution or health related institution. The block of courses may also be transferred from one general academic teaching institution to another or to a health-related institution. The student shall receive full academic credit toward the degree program for the block of courses transferred.

Austin Community College’s (ACC) field of study courses for nursing are listed below. The Field of Study Curriculum for Nursing consists of 36-38 semester credit hours (SCH) of lower-division academic courses. These courses are fully transferable to other Texas public colleges and universities and are applicable to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Nursing Field of Study Curriculum
BIOL 1322Nutrition and Diet Therapy
BIOL 2401Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2402Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 2421*Microbiology
CHEM X3XX/CHEM X1XXAny 4 SCH transferable Chemistry Lecture/Lab except CHEM 1309/CHEM 1109
ENGL 1301Composition I
ENGL 1302Composition II
MATH 1342Elementary Statistics
PSYC 2301Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 2314Human Growth and Development
Directed ElectivesAdditional 6-8 SCH determined by transfer college/university.
*BIOL 2420 is the required course in this field of study; however BIOL 2421, as mandated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, covers the same material in more depth and should be accepted in substitution.

Students should always consult with an academic or Nursing faculty advisor regarding transfer to a specific college or university. In addition, students should consult with an advisor at the Texas college or university to which they are transferring for additional information.