Program Advising & Requirements

This section will give an overview of how students will be advised as Emory College students and the specific requirements for successful completion of the program

Student Advising

Students who intend to apply to the Dual Degree Program in Engineering are advised to contact the PreHealth Mentoring Office (PHMO) in Emory College to discuss meeting the pre-requisites for the program. Students are encouraged to take this step as early as possible. Students can use School of Nursing Interest Form to signal their intent.

Advisors in the PreHealth Mentoring Office will help students plan a course of study that fulfills the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing pre-requisites, and all the requiremetns for the BA/BS degree to be awarded by Emory College.

Pre-Requisites for Admission to the Dual Degree Program

Course Requirements

Before beginning the BSN degree, students will need to complete the following:

  • Prerequisites for the School of Nursing
    • General Chemistry with Lab (CHEM 141 & 141L)
    • General Biology with Lab (BIOL 141 & 141L)
    • Statistics Course (QTM 100)
    • Human Anatomy and Human Physiology (NRSG 201 & NRSG 202; taught by the School of Nursing)
    • Human Growth and Development (NRSG 200; taught by School of Nursing)
  • Suggested Prerequisites for the School of Nursing
    • BIOL 370: Microbiology with Lab or NRSG 205: Fundamentals of Microbiology
    • HLTH 220: Intro to Nutrition Science or HLTH 221: Contemporary Nutrition
  • Suggested Electives
    • HLTH 210: Predictive Health
    • HLTH 410: Contemporary Health Issues
  • The Emory College General Education Requirements
  • 95 credit hours to qualify for the BA degree from Emory College.  No more than 12 hours of those 95 credit hours can be fulfilled with test or transfer credit.
  • Completion of a major in Emory College. 

Grade Requirements

Students applying to the program must

  • Earn a minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in all course work
  • Earna a minimum 2.8 GPA in all math and science courses required by the program


In order to be eligible for the Dual Degree in Nursing Program, students must complete and submit the "Intention to Pursue the Dual Degree Program at Emory University" Form no later than February 1st of your second year at Emory College.

Students who meet all of these requirements will be assured of admission into the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing after their third year of study.

Emory College General Education Requirements for BA/BS students

Students are required to complete all of the regular General Education Requirements for Emory College. 

Area General Education Area Number of Courses Required/Notes on Area BSN Pre-Requisites
I First Year Seminar (FSEM) 1 course
II First Year Writing (FWRT) 1 course - ENG 101, ENG 181, CPLT 110 or approrpiate test credit
III Continuing Writing Courses (CWR/WRT) 3 courses- complete with a grade of C or higher
IV Math & Quantitative Reasoning (MWR) 1 course QTM 100 satisfies this requirement
V Science, Nature and Technology (SNT) 2 courses, one course must have a lab component

General Chemistry I (CHEM 141)
Human Anatomy and Human Physiology (NRSG 201&202, taught by the School of Nursing)*
General Biology with Lab (BIOL 141 and 141L)


History, Society and Culture (HSC) 2 courses Human Growth and Development for Health Professions (NRSG 200, taught by the School of Nursing)*
VII Humanities, Arts and Performance/Language (HAP/HAL) 4 courses, at least 2 courses must be sequential courses in one langauge starting at the student's level of competence)
VIII Health (HTH) 1 course; HLTH 100
IX Physical Education (PED/PPF) 2 courses, including one Principles of Physical Fitness (PPF) course

*Courses taught in the School of Nursing do not carry GER tags. Students enrolled in the Dual Degree program in Nursing may use the courses listed above to satisfy their general education requirements. In the event that students were to return to Emory College without completing the Dual Degree Program, they would need to ensure that they satisfy any GER previously satisfied by a School of Nursing course.