Decker School of Nursing Intra-University Transfer and Double Degree

We welcome your application for internal transfer/double degree to the Decker School of Nursing, and encourage you to obtain more information and academic advising before you complete the online application via BU BRAIN. 

Application process

Applications are reviewed for the fall semester only. Applications are due by March 15; decisions are released by July 1. Registration for admitted IUT/DD applicants will reopen during the regularly scheduled adjustment period, just before classes begin. Seats in anatomy and physiology and all core nursing courses are reserved for admitted students. 

Admission guidelines

Admission is competitive and is based solely on your performance in the prerequisite coursework. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on 4.0 scale), and a minimum 3.0 average in the prerequisite requirements. Repeated courses are averaged together; they are not replaced with the highest grade for admission review. An applicant’s introductory biology course grade will be included only if it increases your prerequisite GPA.

Prerequisite courses

Prerequisite course completion is required prior to starting the core nursing courses. In the traditional four-year plan, nursing prerequisites typically take four semesters (freshman and sophomore years) to complete.

Prerequisite  Binghamton Course
 Composition I  C or J Gen Ed.
 Composition II  C or J Gen Ed.
 Statistics  MATH 147, MATH 148, PSYC 243 (choose 1)
 Intro Biology*  BIOL 118
 Anatomy and Physiology I  BIOL 251
 Anatomy and Physiology II  BIOL 347
 Microbiology  BIOL 224 (prior to spring 2016) or BIOL 319
 General Chemistry I  CHEM 101, CHEM 107, CHEM 111 (choose 1)
 General Chemistry II  CHEM 102, CHEM 108, CHEM 111 (choose 1)
 Intro Psychology  PSYC 111
Developmental Psychology PSYC 220

 *waived if Anatomy and Physiology I, II and Microbiology are completed at another college or university. 

Anatomy, physiology, chemistry and microbiology courses expire after 10 years. Decker requires comprehensive examinations in expired prerequisite subject areas or a repeat of coursework to demonstrate proficiency.

All courses must be taken for at least three credits. It is expected that anatomy, chemistry, microbiology and physiology include a laboratory component.

Candidates are encouraged to contact Decker Academic Advising with questions regarding transfer courses. Required prerequisites may be taken in person or online at any accredited college or university.