Health. Science. Perspective.

Biology: Nursing Concentration (Dual Degree)

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Pursue your passion of serving others by studying biology and nursing at NGU

5 Years
To Earn Two Degrees
Complete three years at NGU and another two at the Mary Black School of Nursing.
Student to Faculty Ratio
On average, number of students for every one professor.
Job Growth
Increase in number of employment opportunities projected from 2021 to 2031*

* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Professional Practice, Christ-Centered Care  

You have the empathy and passion for health needed for a career in nursing. At North Greenville University, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge needed to provide quality, ethical patient careand gain an understanding of God’s creation and the complexity of life found in the simplicity of God’s design.   

While NGU does not offer a formal nursing or pre-nursing program, we do offer a limited-seat dual degree program with Mary Black School of Nursing at USC Upstate. The program is designed to award students two bachelor’s degrees in 5 years: a Bachelor of Science in either biology or health science from NGU and a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) from USC Upstate.

What Can I Do with a Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Nursing?

A dual bachelor’s degree in biology and nursing opens up diverse career options in healthcare. You can become a registered nurse, working in hospitals, clinics, or community health settings, providing direct patient care. Alternatively, your biology background can lead to specialized roles such as a clinical research coordinator, where you assist in medical research or clinical trials.

Moreover, this unique combination can qualify you for healthcare management roles, allowing you to oversee healthcare facilities or work in healthcare policy development. Your dual degree provides a strong foundation for a versatile and rewarding career in the healthcare field.

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Nurse Anesthetist

Nurse Educator

Nurse Midwife

Nurse Practitioner

Registered Nurse

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

Master the Art of Research and Presentation

Participate in faculty-led research with your peers. 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. 

Hands-On Preparation

Earn coursework credit and prepare for nursing school as you shadow medical professionals. You’ll gain real-world, hands-on experience through practicums and research projects whichever path you choose.

Study Nursing from a Biblical Perspective

Nursing Year 1 Biology

Year 1 Sample Courses

  • CPR/First Aid
  • General Chemistry
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Intro to Health Science
  • Medical Terminology
  • Principles of Biology
Nursing Year 2 Biology

Year 2 Sample Courses

  • Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Human Nutrition
  • Microbiology
Nursing Year 3 Biology

Year 3 Sample Courses

  • Microbiology
  • Principles of Organic and Biochemistry
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Creation, Faith, and Science
  • Embryology
  • Pathophysiology
Nursing Year 4 Biology

Upon meeting the admissions criteria at NGU under the guidance of the program coordinator, and after your third year at NGU, you will transfer to the Mary Black School of Nursing at USC Upstate to complete these courses.

Year 4 Sample Courses

  • Child Health Nursing
  • Foundations of Nursing
  • Health Alterations
  • Intro to Professional Nursing
  • Nursing of Childbearing
  • Pharmacology

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel for the first seven semesters, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually

Have Questions about the Program?

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Jeff Williams, DPT

Department Chair, Health Science
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