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Pre-Nursing, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Gunnison, CO, United States
The Biology program provides a comprehensive educational experience consistent with Western’s liberal arts philosophy. The Pre-Nursing emphasis is for students seeking careers in nursing and other health care-related areas.
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Overview

With a faculty focused on teaching, small classes and hands-on learning opportunities, you’ll delve deeply into your focus areas, as well as the supporting sciences of physics, chemistry and mathematics. You’ll know your professors as they enrich your understanding of the current social, political and economic milieu. You’ll learn by experience as you build knowledge for your career and/or graduate school.

The programme

Students in Western’s Pre-Nursing program have unique opportunities to gain experience in scientific investigation through active participation with faculty in laboratory research.

Through funding from Thornton research grants, students can further hone the ancillary skills required to carry out research by writing funding proposals, giving on-campus presentations of their work and drafting final research reports.

Some students present their results at national meetings of scientific societies and publish their findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Some also attend summer research programs, providing them with a more intensive research experience.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Pre-Nursing majors receive broad training in the life sciences. The contemporary curriculum includes hands-on learning through laboratory and field experience. 
  • Our low student-to-faculty ratio allows meaningful interaction between biology majors and their professors, both in- and outside the classroom. 
  • Professors advise students on both their academic scheduling and career options. 
  • Students are encouraged to conduct research projects with faculty and to participate in internships with private entities and local agencies.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Complete Western’s Online Application or the Common Application.
  • Request your official high school transcript to be sent to Western.
  • Request your official ACT and/or SAT test scores to be sent to Western.
  • Submit the $50 application fee.
  • A personal statement; Letter(s) of recommendation; A resume.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18096 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18096 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18096 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18096 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6624 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6624 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Gunnison

  • 950 - 1350 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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