ABSN Prerequisite Courses and the PREP Program

A job in nursing requires a strong aptitude in science, biology, and math. Therefore, we require our ABSN students to complete a series of general and natural science-based prerequisite courses, which can be completed 100% online through Utica College as part our Prerequisite Priority (PREP) Program.

ABSN Prerequisites Courses

General Prereq

Natural Science Prereq

Statistics Anatomy & Physiology I + Lab
Life Span Development Psychology Anatomy & Physiology II + Lab
Chemistry + Lab
Microbiology + Lab

Keep in mind, however, to be eligible for the ABSN program, you must:

  • Earn a grade of “C” or better in the general prerequisite courses.
  • Earn a grade of “B-” or better in the natural science prerequisite courses.

You can retake a course, however, only one retake of any two prerequisite courses is permitted. And if you completed any of the natural science prerequisite courses during your previous college experience, you must have done so within the past 10 years.