Catalog Year 2017/2018

Area of Concentration within the A.S. in Arts & Sciences (Transfer)

The Pre-Health Professions Pathway is designed for students seeking transfer into a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program. In this program, students will pursue a general education curriculum with subjects that support the pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and/or prepares students to meet the eligibility requirements for one of the College's selective admissions Allied Health programs. Students are urged to work with their FCC Advisor to understand the transfer requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer. It’s important to note that successful completion of the pre-health program does not guarantee admittance into a transfer program or one of the College’s selective admissions programs.

Students applying for admission to FCC Nursing, Nuclear Medicine, Respiratory Care, or Surgical Technology programs must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all coursework.

  • Students must complete their credit English and Mathematics within the first 24 credits.
  • One general education course must meet the cultural competence graduation requirement. 
  • CORE: The General Education CORE is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. Students should check with an advisor or the transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting General Education CORE requirements.
Course Credits


EN 101–English Composition 3


MA 206–Elementary Statistics  or
MA 207–Elementary Statistics with Probability

Social & Behavioral Sciences

PS 101–General Psychology 3
SO 101–Introduction to Sociology 3

Arts & Humanities

Arts Elective (GedEd course list) 3
Communications Elective (GedEd course list) 3
EN 102–English Composition & Literature 3

Biological & Physical Sciences

BI 103–Anatomy & Physiology 4
BI 104–Anatomy & Physiology 4

General Education Elective

(GedEd course list) 3

PE/Health Requirement
(HE 102 or HE 200 elective satisfies this requirement) 3

Departmental Requirements

ED/PS 208–Human Growth & Development 3
BI 120–Microbiology for Allied Health  or
BI 203–Elements of Microbiology

CH 101–General Chemistry 4
HE 102–Nutrition in a Changing World  or
HE 200–Principles & Applications of Nutrition



Chemistry, Math or Social Science are recommended 14

Students should check with an advisor or transfer institution (ARTSYS) before selecting their electives.



FCC has articulation agreements with the following institutions for students graduating with an A.S. in Pre-Nursing and who are looking for transfer opportunities. For more information, contact the Counseling & Advising Office at 301.846.2471.
  • Stevenson University –B.S. Nursing