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4-Year BSN: Curriculum

Each individual student’s curriculum plan is tailored depending on courses already completed and courses still required. The 4-Year BSN curriculum plan is designed to complete Wittenberg’s graduation requirements which consist of general education requirements and nursing major requirements. English 101E, Psychology 100S, Sociology 101S, Chemistry 111N, and Statistics must be completed with a C- or better to progress to Year 2. Course descriptions are found in the Academic Catalog. Pre-approved transfer guides are available for multiple Ohio colleges.

Year One

ENGL 101E Introduction to Expository Writing (4)
ENGL 101 introduces students to basic forms and conventions of college writing, provides the opportunity for frequent practice in writing and revising, and helps students explore various stages of the writing process, from planning to proofreading. It also introduces the fundamentals of research. A prerequisite to all other English courses, except English 100. To meet the general education writing goal, each student must complete this course with a grade of C- or above. Should be taken in the first year of college. Every semester.

CHEM 111N   Introductory Chemistry for Health Sciences (4)
This course is intended for students pursuing a degree in Nursing, or who are seeking to satisfy the Natural World (N) requirement of the Arts and Sciences component of the General Education program. Topics include matter and measurement, chemical structure and reactions, solutions, acids and bases, the four major groups of biomolecules (lipids, carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids) and changes in energy that accompany metabolic processes. Relation of these topics to health will be presented. Credit cannot be applied toward a chemistry major or minor. This course is not recommended for those planning to attend medical school. Credit cannot be applied toward a chemistry major or minor or toward science course requirements for other science majors.

MATH 127 Introductory Statistics (4)
Study of statistics as the science of using data to glean insight into real-world problems. Includes graphical and numerical methods for describing and summarizing data, sampling procedures and experimental design, inferences about the real-world processes that underlie the data, and student projects for collecting and analyzing data. Open to non-majors only. (Note: A student may not receive credit for more than one of the following: MATH 127, MATH 227, PSYC 107, or BUSN 210.) Prerequisite: Appropriate level on the Math Placement Exam. Every year.

PSYC 100S: Understanding Psychology (4)
Introductory-level survey course in psychology intended for the student who does not plan to major or minor in psychology. Covers topics in biological foundations of behavior, learning, memory, cognition, development across the life span, personality, and abnormal and social psychology. Note: A student may not receive credit for Psychology 100S if the student has received credit for any of the six Psychology Proseminars (110N-160S). Every year.

SOCI 101S Introduction to Sociology (4)
Analysis of human interaction. Focus upon social structure, culture, socialization, and the nature of basic institutions and social processes. Every semester.

Foreign Language: Efforts are made to complete students’ Foreign Language requirements during Year One. Depending on foreign language placement results, students may be placed in Language 101, 111, or 112F. Language 112F is considered advanced beginner college level language and fulfills the foreign language graduation requirement.

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