2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 02, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology/Nursing Dual Degree

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(Jointly offered with Florida International University and University of Miami)

Currently Florida Memorial University does not have a standalone Nursing Program. Students cannot declare themselves Biology/ Nursing majors without being officially accepted into the program. In order to be officially accepted into the program students must fill out an application first. Students will then receive an official letter saying whether they have been accepted into the program.

Students must apply for admission to be in the Biology/Nursing program. Once students have applied and have been accepted into the program they must meet with the Biology Nursing Coordinator each semester. International students can apply to the program; however, any financial benefits available at the participating nursing school are not available to students. International students will be expected to pay their way in the program. This program is competitive because there is a limited number of transfer slots per academic year.

Students who do not complete the two years at the Florida International University or University of Miami will be given the opportunity to complete a degree in Biology at Florida Memorial University. Students under the Dual-Degree program that complete the BSN at either nursing school are eligible to apply for graduation at Florida Memorial University for a BS in Biology.

To be immediately eligible for this program, all students must meet the following requirements in order to apply:

  1. High school or college transfer GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  2. SAT score of 1100 or higher or ACT score of 21 or higher. If the student has not taken either exam, he/she must take the PERT. The student will not be eligible to apply to the Biology/Nursing program until he/she has completed all remedial classes with a satisfactory grade B.
  3. No remedial/developmental courses. This requirement maybe waived if grades are a B or higher. If the student is a freshman, he/ she cannot apply to the Biology/Nursing program until after he/ she has taken all remedial courses and passed them (B or higher).
  4. If transferring, the student cannot apply if there are multiple repeats of (science and mathematics) classes. If there is only one repeat, it may be waived if it does not count toward the prerequisite classes for the nursing program. Any transfer student accepted into the Biology/Nursing program must maintain the GPA requirement for UM/FIU each semester to stay in the program. The GPA requirement is dependent on the nursing school of choice (FIU or UM). The participating school can change their GPA requirements at any time.

To remain in the program:

  1. Maintain a GPA of 3.6 of higher to meet transfer GPA requirements.
  2. Students must earn a “C” or better in all college level courses including the major courses (biology, mathematics, chemistry, and physics) (see course requirements for the Biology-Pre-Nursing degree),
  3. Students in this dual-degree program cannot repeat/retake pre-requisite classes. Given that this dual-degree program is an Honors Biology program.

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