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Four-Year Track Prerequisites

Admission Requirements:
Applications for admission to the Four-Year BSN Track must be submitted by Dec. 1 for fall admission or May 1 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.

Technical College Equivalents

Course Name  Course Number  Credit Hours
English CompositionENGL 1013
English LiteratureENGL 1023
SpeechSPCH 2013
Intro to PsychologyPSYC 1013
Developmental PsychologyPSCY 3023
AnatomyBIOL 232/232L4
PhysiologyBIOL 242/242L4
MicrobiologyBIOL 330 /330L4
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, LOGC 205, LIBR 201, SOCY 101, NURS 301 (2 credit hours)3

Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3

Contact Us

Katharine Gibb, Ed.D., MSN, RN

Dean, Mary Black School of Nursing

Kathleen Fitzsimmons, Ph.D., M.Ed., RN
Associate Dean, Spartanburg Campus

Angie Davis, Ph.D., MN, RN 
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

Chasity Ramos
RN-BSN Advisor 


Giving Nursing

BSN (Four-Year Track) Application
Spring 2016 applications will be accepted between March 1-May 1

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:
March 1 for fall semester

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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