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Pre-Health Sciences


**Nursing Requirements vary from state to state. Some of these careers may require further areas of study, education, or training.

Pre-health Courses Available

The Pre-Health courses are designed for students who wish to pursue studies which prepare them for a healthcare related profession. These courses provide students with the opportunity to take general studies requirements and preparatory courses for programs in Nursing, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Veterinarian, Pre-Pharmacy or other healthcare related programs. The courses are designed to provide the student the opportunity to consider career alternatives. Students completing these courses will not receive a degree. 

*Students who wish to apply to Mount Saint Mary's University Pre-Associate Nursing Program or Associate Degree Nursing Program on the ground campus after completing MSMU Onlines Associate in Pre-Health Sciences Pre-requisite courses must apply separately to Mount Saint Mary's University for those programs. 

To apply to the Associates in Nursing Degree program after successful completion of Pre-health courses, student will need to complete the requirements below:

  • Complete Program Change Application
  • Must have successfully completed ENG 1A, PSY 1, PHI 10AB, and a GS III course (Art, History, or Literature) with C or better.
  • If not all of the course requirements are met, students could be admitted into the Pre-ADN Program
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 and 2.5 overall in sciences (BIO 50 A/L, BIO 50 B/L, PHS 1, and BIO 3/L
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended


  • The University admits for the fall and spring semesters only (Deadlines: Fall Semester - April 1st and Spring Semester - September 1st)
  • The Associate Degree Nursing Program is co-ed
  • Online lab courses will not be accepted

**Meeting all requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Pre-ADN or ADN Program

Contact an Admissions Counselor to find out more information about the admissions requirements for the Pre-ADN and ADN programs.