May 20, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

1 - CORE CURRICULUM: See Core Curriculum
(42 semester credit hours)

2 - DEGREE REQUIREMENTS - Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • A minimum of 39 semester credit hours in nursing is required


  • Must have a 3.0 GPA in previous nursing courses
  • Must be eligible to enroll in upper level courses
  • Must hold a current, valid RN license from the State of Texas


  • A minor is not required.

Additional Requirements

  1. The student must complete additional hours to total 120 semester credit hours.
  2. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0, including a minimum of 2.0 in the major is required for graduation.
  3. A minimum of 36 advanced semester hours must be completed, including at least 15 in residence at Sul Ross State University.
  4. A minimum of 30 semester hours must be completed in residence.
  5. At least 24 semester hours of the last 30 hours presented for a degree must be in residence.
  6. Under no circumstances may more than 65 of the total semester hours required for a degree be presented in one discipline.
  7. No more than 6 semester hours of physical education activity courses may be presented as elective credit toward a degree.