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Pre-Nursing Options

General Studies Associates of Arts Degree


Nursing Program

Review the academic map for recommended course selections and sequencing for a Pre-Nursing focus. (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window)

At Montgomery College there are several options for students interested in pursuing Nursing.  You can take your pre-requisite courses and then apply for the MC Nursing Program. You can complete the MC Nursing program and transfer as part of a transfer articulation. You can complete a degree in General Studies Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics with the transfer pre-requisite courses.

If you are planning to apply to Montgomery College’s Nursing program, beginning in General Studies STEM will allow you to complete your pre-requisites prior to application using the Academic Map listed below.

Alternately, earning an A.A. degree in General Studies-STEM is the ideal way to prepare for admission to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at many of the state’s competitive Nursing programs. As a General Studies-STEM major, you will take prerequisite courses such as Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Math, and other General Education courses that are required for admission to your chosen institution. If you’re planning to apply to the Nursing program at Montgomery College, please see the nursing program information or consider attending a nursing information session.

Key Courses

Students who plan to enter a BSN program generally complete BIOL 150, BIOL 210, BIOL 212, BIOL 213, CHEM 131, MATH 117. Furthermore, PSYC 102, PSYC 203, SOCY 100, BIOL 226, MATH 120 are typically required for admission to most BSN programs. Please be sure to check the specific requirements for your transfer institution.

Program Advising

Academic advising helps students reach their educational and career goals. Meet with your academic advisor regularly to discuss your academic plans and make sure you are on track to graduate and/or transfer. The program advising guide outlines the degree requirements and is meant to supplement the advising process. 

Transfer Opportunities

Through the Nursing option students will develop the knowledge and skills to transfer to four-years institutions and earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). See nearby Nursing schools and transfer agreements.

Career Options

For some positions listed, a bachelor's degree or higher may be required. Use the Career and Program Explorer to see a full report for this career field. See links below chart for further guidance and/or connect with a Program Advisor to discuss career goals.

Graduates of BSN programs typically pursue a career as nurses in hospitals or private practice offices.

  • MC Student Employment Services: Speak with the Student Employment Specialist for help with resume writing, interviewing, setting up a College Central Network (CCN)new window account and other job search topics.
  • Career Coach: Explore Career Coach to learn more about this career and/or discover related majors and in-demand careers based on your current interests! Take a Career Assessment and then browse careers and job opportunities in the area.

Related Programs and Courses

General Studies Degree

Students who major in general studies explore personal, professional, and academic areas of interest within a flexible framework supporting transfer.

Workforce Development and Continuing Education

MC offers a wide variety of noncredit classes. These courses are designed to help you upgrade your skills, pursue career training, or learn something new.

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