Undergraduate Program (BSN) Requirements
Basic Requirements for Admission to Marywood University:
In addition to the completed application form and fee, the candidate to be considered for admission must send to the Office of Admissions the following information:
- A minimum of 1450 (combined) on the SAT, with no single test score below 480.
- One letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor, teacher, or other person familiar with the student’s academic background.
- An official high school and/or university transcript with an indication of class rank and/or QPA.
- Achieve a 70% of higher on the Kaplan Admission Test. Students may take this exam a maximum of three times, but may not take it any sooner than 90 days from the previous exam date.
To progress to the Nursing Major courses, the student must:
- Have the required physical ability to perform in the nursing profession.
- Complete the following cognate courses or their equivalent, with a minimum of “C” or better:
BIOL 121, 122 Anatomy & Physiology* 4,4 BIOL 114 Microbiology* 4 CHEM 121 Principles of Chemistry* 4 ND 112 Nutrition 3 PSY 211 General Psychology 3 SOC 211 Intro to Sociology 3 PHIL 113 Intro to Philosophy 3 ENGL 160 Writing Skills 3
One additional cognate course is required which must be taken prior to nursing research (N451). This is:
NOTE: The cognate courses fulfill many of the liberal arts requirements for the nursing major.
Visit the Undergraduate Admissions page for more information.