San Diego State University

Transfer Student Curriculum

The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Nursing program is a six-semester (3 academic year) program.  Due to the sequencing of clinical coursework, the degree cannot be completed in fewer than six semesters.  Transfer students are randomly assigned by the School of Nursing to Map 1 or Map 2 for their plan of study.  Students will continue in the Schedule (Map) assigned throughout the duration of program unless there is a reason for a break in progress through the program.

SDSU Graduation Requirements

In addition to completing 55 units of Nursing coursework, students are also required to meet the University’s Graduation Requirements  (pdf) which includes 9 upper-division units in Exploration and an International Experience Requirement (see below).

International Experience

All BS in Nursing students (including incoming freshmen students, continuing SDSU students, transfer students, and RN to BS students) participate in an international experience to increase awareness of cross-cultural issues, global health, economic, political, cultural, social services, and health challenges experienced by local populations in international environments. Students participate in residence for two or more weeks (exceptions must be approved by the dean of the college for students who, because of serious and compelling life events or physical limitations, cannot meet this requirement).

Specific details can be found on the CHHS Undergraduate International Experience web site.




last updated: 10/04/2016