Health. Science. Perspective.

Nursing 3+2

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Explore God’s design for life. Ensure human flourishing. That’s your dual degree in biology and nursing, from NGU.

5 Years
To Earn Two Degrees
Complete three years at NGU and another two at the Mary Black School of Nursing. Graduate with dual degrees in biology and nursing. Now that’s thinking two steps ahead.
90%
Med School Acceptance Rate
Of the NGU biology majors who apply to med school, 90% are accepted, historically.
#6
Ranked College in SC
NGU ranked #6 on WalletHub’s list of “Best Colleges in South Carolina” (2021)

Rooted in Science, Focused on Health 

What does effective and personalized medical care require? Science, of course. So you explore biology, anatomy, pharmacology, and more. But also, certain intangible qualities like empathy, compassion, and communication. So you fine-tune your ability to provide top-notch care for families, communities, men, women, and children. 

Complete three years at NGU examining the science of life to better understand what makes us thrive. Then, transfer to the Mary Black School of Nursing for a two-year nursing program. Science. Health. And a compassionate, God-honoring approach to healthcare. That’s your future, at NGU.

Experience Learning in the Classroom, the Lab, and the Real World

Hands-On Research and Testing

Participate in faculty-led research with your peers. Teach lab studies under the supervision of your instructor. Practice research techniques and data analysis through various lab and field activities. All to help you grow as a student, teacher, and leader in your chosen area of study.

Medical or Environmental Internships

Earn coursework credit and prepare for nursing school as you shadow medical professionals. Gain real-world experience with local organizations like the Roper Mountain Science Center, and local, state, and federal environmental agencies.

Master the Art of Research and Presentation

Conduct your own research study. Develop your findings into a formal presentation. Share your results at NGU’s annual research symposium. Even accompany faculty members to regional or national meetings. Experience the world of medical and biological research like never before.

Biology Beside Experienced & Faithful Scientists

Jeffrey French, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology
Robert K. Knepp, DC
Associate Professor of Biology
Jan M. Foster, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology
Allison Bridges
Assistant Professor of Biology
Christina K. Eddy, PhD
Professor of Biology
Randall Moss, EdD
Instructor of Biology
Debo Nathaniel, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology

Study Biology on a Clear Route to Pharmacy

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  • Biology and Pharmacy Year 1

    Year 1 Example Courses

    • Check in with the program coordinator to make sure you’re on track to be admitted to the PharmD program at PBA
    • Composition & Rhetoric
    • Calculus 1
    • Principles of Biology I
    • General Chemistry I
    • General Chemistry II
    • First Year Experience or Introduction to Honors
    • Composition and Literature
    • Old Testament Survey
    • Comparative Biology
    • Psychology course
  • Biology and Pharmacy Year 2

    Year 2 Example Courses

    • Check in with the program coordinator to make sure you’re on track to be admitted to the PharmD program at PBA
    • Probability & Statistics
    • Organic Chemistry II
    • Genetics
    • Cell Biology
    • Introduction to Health Sciences
    • Anatomy & Physiology I
    • Anatomy & Physiology II
    • Microbiology
    • Oral Communication
    • Medical Terminology
  • Biology and Pharmacy Year 3

    Year 3 Example Courses for your last year at NGU:

    • Check in with the program coordinator to make sure you’re on track to be admitted to the PharmD program at PBA
    • Senior Seminar
    • Embryology
    • Fine arts appreciation course
    • Biochemistry
    • Pathophysiology
    • History course
    • English course
    • Human Growth & Development
    • Intelligent Design
    • Principals of Economics
    • New Testament Survey
  • Biology and Pharmacy Year 4

    Year 4 Example Courses for your first year at PBA:

    • Start at PBA: Having met the PharmD admissions criteria (you did check in regularly, didn’t you?), you begin this year at PBA, taking the first year of the PharmD program:
    • Principals of Drug Action I
    • Pharmaceutics
    • Integrated Anatomy & Physiology/Pathology I
    • Drug Information
    • Critical Pharmacy Knowledge I
    • Principals of Drug Action II
    • Pharmacokinetics
    • Integrated Anatomy and Physiology/Pathology II
    • Public Health, Medical Safety, Disease Prevention
    • Receive your BS in Biology from NGU at the end of this year.

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel every semester, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. You earn credit through attendance, and each course counts as half a credit. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

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