BSN Transfer Student Equivalency Guidelines for Local Colleges & Universities

Please email course descriptions to Katie Richardson at richardk@up.edu if you need assistance determining if a course fulfills one of the requirements below.

University Core Curriculum Requirements:

Transfer students into the BSN program complete all Foundation Level University Core Curriculum Requirements as prerequisites for admission. The Foundation Level includes the following courses, which are organized around six “Habits of the Heart and Mind”:

  • “Aesthetic Inquiry, Imagination, and the Creative Process” Habit:
    • Fine Arts – One theory course that focuses on the creative process in visual art or the creative process in performative art. Applied/performance/studio courses in art, cinema, dance, music, photography, or theatre will not fulfill this requirement.
  • “Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and the Common Good” Habit:
    • One course that offers theoretical and empirical perspectives on equity, justice, and social inequality. Examples of University of Portland courses that fulfill this requirement include Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others, Introduction to Sociology, and Social Work and Social Justice.
  • “Global and Historical Consciousness” Habit:
    • History – One U.S. history, global history, or western civilization course.
  • “Literacy, Dialogue, and Expression” Habit:
    • Introductory Philosophy – One course taught from a historical perspective that has representation from the Ancient, Medieval, and Modern periods.
    • Literature – One writing-intensive literature course from the English department. One composition course that has a literature component will not fulfill this requirement.
  • “Religion, Faith, and Ethics” Habit:
    • Theology – Two courses:
      • One comparative religions course that covers both Eastern and Western Religions. A course that only covers Eastern religions or only Western religions will not fulfill this requirement.
      • One Old and/or New Testament course that includes interpreting passages in scripture and writing a research paper. A course in Bible and Literature will not fulfill this requirement.
    • Ethics – One course in general ethics. The course should be primarily a moral theory course, not a course in applied ethics.
  • “Scientific and Quantitative Literacy and Problem Solving” Habit:
    • Natural Science – Foundations of Biology. One or two courses depending on the school. Must include molecular biology, cellular biology, and genetics.
    • Statistics – One course.
    • One course that offers social scientific approaches to addressing social problems. Examples of University of Portland courses that fulfill this requirement include Introduction to Psychology/Psychological Science, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, and Introduction to U.S. Politics/Political Science.

BSN Foundation Requirements:

  • Anatomy and Physiology with labs: One school year of coursework with labs. Must have been completed within five years of acceptance into the program.
  • Microbiology with lab: One course with the accompanying lab. Must have been completed within five years of acceptance into the program.

Foundations of Biology is also considered a BSN Foundation Requirement; however, those credits count toward fulfillment of a University Core requirement (see above).

All transfer students must complete one general chemistry course at the high school or college level.

Electives

Transfer students must have a minimum of 49 semester credit hours (73.5 quarter credit hours) accepted in transfer to begin the BSN program. Electives credits in writing, speech, science, foreign languages, or the social sciences may be accepted to bring transfer students up to at least 49 semester credits after all other prerequisite courses are accepted. AP, IB, or CLEP credits may also be accepted.

 

Local College & University Equivalents for BSN Foundation Requirements

  • Central Oregon Community College
    • Foundations of Biology: BI 101 or BI 211
    • Anatomy and Physiology with labs: BI 231, 232 & 233
    • Microbiology with lab: BI 234
  • Chemeketa Community College
    • Foundations of Biology: BI 102 or BI 212
    • Anatomy and Physiology with labs: BI 231, 232 & 233
    • Microbiology with lab: BI 234
  • Clackamas Community College
    • Foundations of Biology: BI 101 or BI 112 or BI 211
    • Anatomy and Physiology with labs: BI 231, 232 & 233
    • Microbiology with lab: BI 234
  • Clark College
    • Foundations of Biology: BIOL 160, BIOL 164 or BIOL 222 
    • Anatomy and Physiology with labs: BIOL 251, 252 & 253
    • Microbiology with lab: BIOL 260
  • Eastern Oregon University
    • Foundations of Biology: BIOL 101, 102 & 103 or BIOL 105 or BIOL 211
    • Anatomy and Physiology with labs: BIOL 231, 232 & 233
    • Microbiology with lab: BIOL 234 or 244
  • George Fox University
    • Foundations of Biology: BIOL 100 or BIOL 211 & 212 or BIOL 220
    • Anatomy and Physiology with labs: BIOL 331 & 332
    • Microbiology with lab: BIOL 370
  • Lane Community College
    • Foundations of Biology: BI 101 or BI 112
    • Anatomy and Physiology with labs: BI 231, 232 & 233
    • Microbiology with lab: BI 234
  • Linn-Benton Community College
    • Foundations of Biology: BI 112 or BI 211
    • Anatomy and Physiology with labs: BI 231, 232 & 233
    • Microbiology with lab: BI 234
  • Mt Hood Community College
    • Foundations of Biology: BI 101 & 102 or BI 112
    • Anatomy and Physiology with labs: BI 231, 232 & 233
    • Microbiology with lab: BI 234
  • Oregon State University
    • Foundations of Biology: BIO 102 & 103 or BIO 212 & 213
    • Anatomy and Physiology with labs: BI 231/241, 232/243, & 233/243 or BI 331/341, 332/342 & 333/343
    • Microbiology with lab: MB 230
  • Portland Community College
    • Foundations of Biology: BI 101, 102 & 103 or BI 112
    • Anatomy and Physiology with labs: BI 231, 232, & 233
    • Microbiology with lab: BI 234
  • Portland State University 
    • Foundations of Biology: BI 207 or BI 211, 212, & 213
    • Anatomy and Physiology with labs: BI 301, 302 & 303
    • Microbiology with lab: BI 234 & 235 or BI 480 & 488
  • Rogue Community College
    • Foundations of Biology: BI 211
    • Anatomy and Physiology with labs: BI 231, 232, & 233
    • Microbiology with lab: BI 234
  • Southern Oregon University
    • Foundations of Biology: BI 211
    • Anatomy and Physiology with labs: BI 231, 232 & 233
    • Microbiology with lab: BI 214
  • University of Oregon
    • Foundations of Biology: BI 211
    • Anatomy and Physiology with labs: ANAT 311, 312, 314 & 315, and HPHY 313, 314, 316 & 317
    • Microbiology with lab: BI 330 & 331
  • Western Oregon University
    • Foundations of Biology: BI 102 or BI 211
    • Anatomy and Physiology with labs: BI 234, 235 & 236
    • Microbiology with lab: BI 318