Nursing, B.S.
Curriculum

Discovery Core

Foundations Credits:
FCWR 101 Writing I: Foundations of College Composition1 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: WRIT 100 or Writing Placement Exam

A course introducing students to the fundamentals of college composition. Topics include writing process, rhetorical strategies, basics of critical reading and thinking, analytical writing, and argumentative writing. This course serves as a foundation to prepare students to succeed in other academic writing contexts. Coursework includes a computer lab component.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
FCWR 151 Writing II: Foundations of Research Writing1 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: FCWR 101 or WRIT 101

Further development of the academic writing, critical thinking, and analytical reading skills taught in Writing I. An introduction to academic discourse in the four core seminar areas: literature, social sciences, behavioral sciences, and philosophy. Development of library skills leading to a documented research paper.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
FCSP 105 Foundations of Speech Communication 3
Study of the fundamentals of verbal communication including public speaking, interpersonal communication, and small group interaction. Training in methods of obtaining and organizing materials and ideas for effective verbal communication.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
FCIQ 101 Foundations of Inquiry2 2–3
This course introduces you to the fundamentals of critical thinking. Topics include an overview of the research methods in various academic disciplines, reasoning, constructing an argument, and evaluating information. This course serves as a foundation for your continued development of critical thinking skills in other core classes, your major program coursework, and your personal and professional life.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
FCWR 302 Communication for Healthcare Careers 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111) and Group 2 (FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161)

Building on courses taken in their majors, students will learn and apply concepts of effective written and oral expression appropriate for careers in the health and biology professions. In addition to closely examining a variety of texts across the discipline, students will develop public speaking skills while also learning to collaborate on grant proposals, literature reviews, pamphlets and posters, and a research paper. Topics covered include the rhetoric of writing in the health professions, ethics, images in the sciences, grant- and abstract writing, and researching and writing publishable manuscripts. Course work includes a computer lab component.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 14–15 Credits
[1] Non-native English speakers take FCWR 111 instead of FCWR 101, and FCWR 161 instead of FCWR 151.

[2] NYIT 101 College Success Seminar (2 credits) may be substituted for FCIQ 101.
 
Seminars Credits:
ICLT 3XX Literature choice 3
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ICPH 3XX Philosophy choice 3
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ICSS 3XX Social Science choice 3
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ICBS 309 Anthropological Approaches to Health Seminar 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take one course in each group: Group 1 (FCWR 101 or FCWR 111 or WRIT 101 or WRIT 111) and Group 2 (FCWR 151 or FCWR 161 or WRIT 151 or WRIT 161)

This seminar course in health and anthropology will examine this subfield within the diachronic context of the theoretical framework from functionalism to the recent more holistic multidisciplinary perspectives of cultural, ecological, and bio-cultural approaches. Moreover, individual health issues such as infectious epidemics, nutrition, stress, etc. will be examined from a cross-cultural as well as from a biological perspective. Attention will be given to cultural beliefs and customs as they interact in the adaptive relationship between disease and the physical environment. We shall also be concerned with the dynamic interplay between the healers, the healing situation (traditional and non-traditional), and the clients as they participate in the healing process.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 12 Credits
 
Math and Science Credits:
MATH 135 Fundamentals of Precalculus I 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 100 or MATH 101 or Math Placement Exam

The first course in a two semester precalculus sequence. Review of algebra: exponents, factoring, fractions. Linear equations, ratio, proportions. Word problem application. Coordinate systems and graphs of functions: straight line, slope. Systems of linear equations and their applications. Complex numbers. Quadratic equations. Introduction to trigonometry. Classroom Hours- Laboratory and/or Studio Hours- Course Credits: 5-0-4

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 5-0-4
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MATH 141 Precalculus 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 100 or MATH 101 or Math Placement Exam

A study of relations and functions; inequalities; complex numbers; quadratic equations; linear systems of equations; higher degree equations; trigonometric functions; identities; functions of composite angles; graphs of the trigonometric functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; and binomial theorem. Note: A graphing calculator is used throughout the course.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 5-0-4
CHEM 105 Applied Chemistry 3
Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: TMAT 135 or MATH 141

For bachelor of technology majors. An introduction to basic chemical concepts and their application to industrial technology. Studies will include basic chemical concepts and calculations, the relationship of atomic structure and bonding to chemical and physical properties and the state of matter, and the role of thermal chemistry, thermodynamics and oxidation-reduction in determining the rates and extent of chemical reactions. The laboratory work will illustrate common laboratory techniques and the lecture materials presented.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-3-3
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CHEM 110 General Chemistry I 4
Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: MATH 135 or TMAT 135, MATH 136 or TMAT 155, MATH 141, MATH 161, or MATH 170

An introduction to theoretical and inorganic chemistry. Studies include: types of matter, atomic structure, the periodic table, chemical bonding, states of matter, solutions, chemical reactions, gas laws, and chemical calculations. Laboratory work illustrates common laboratory techniques as well as chemical principles.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4
    Total: 7–8 Credits
 

Major Requirements

Nursing Credits:
NURS 102 Introduction to Nursing and Nursing Process 2
This course lays the foundation for professional practice by introducing theoretical concepts that provide the basis for contemporary nursing in the evolving health care environment. Students will explore and discuss the profession of nursing and the roles of the professional nurse as a member of the interprofessional health care team. Students will be introduced to the nursing process and selected teaching learning theories relating to Transcultural Nursing and Global Health, the nurse-patient relationship, professional values and ethical behavior, and effective interprofessional communication. Students will develop selected skills essential for basic nursing care.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-0-2
NURS 301 Nursing Therapeutics I: Foundations Clinical 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: All courses in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th semester plus students major BS nursing

This course is the clinical component of NURS 312. This course focuses on the fundamental concepts needed for the care of adults. This clinical course facilitates the application of nursing skills, knowledge, and critical thinking necessary for safe, effective, nursing care within a controlled setting. Students will be expected to develop beginner-level nursing process competencies in caring for the adult client. The course includes on campus clinical practice in the Nursing Arts and Simulation labs and off campus clinical practice in acute and sub-acute health care settings. The nursing process provides the framework for clinical practice. Students are introduced to the professional nursing skills used in basic health assessment of an adult client and will be expected to develop beginner-level fundamental nursing competencies. Content will address developmental, psychosocial, environmental, and health promotion which form the foundation of safe nursing practice. Topics include methods of clinical data collection, the identification of risks to health, safe communication, inter-professional team process, and the formulation and application of preventative interventions.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 0-12-4
NURS 305 Health Assessment with Lab 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: All courses 1 s1, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th semester as listed on degree map plus students major BS nursing Corequisites: NURS 102, NURS 301, NURS 312, NURS 315

A holistic approach to health assessment is the focus of the course. Frameworks for physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural aspects of clients across the lifespan are included. Students will learn physical assessment techniques and how to apply the techniques to the nursing process.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-2-3
NURS 312 Transcultural Nursing I: Foundations of Nursing 2
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: All courses 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th semester plus students in BS nursing major Corequisites: NURS 305, NURS 301, NURS 102, NURS 315

Basic nursing therapeutic skills and frameworks for clinical decision making are the focus of this course. The concepts of communication and psychomotor nursing interventions are explored from cultural and global perspectives. Providing safe care environments is emphasized.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-0-2
NURS 315 Pharmacology for Nursing 3
This didactic course provides students with an overview of pharmacology with an emphasis on clinical applications that are pivotal to safe and effective medication therapy for clients with potential or actual health problems. Both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment modalities will be discussed. Content includes indications, modes of action, effects, contraindications and interactions for selected medications. Specific nursing responsibilities related to medication administration for individuals across the lifespan are emphasized.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
NURS 351 Nursing Therapeutics II: Adult Health Clinical 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take NURS 301 with minimum grade of P or IP and NURS 310.

Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: NURS 360. Course is limited to Nursing students.

This course is the clinical component of NURS 360. This course focuses on the assessment and care of adults with acute health and chronic health problems and builds on the expected assessment and safe care competencies attained in Adult Health I: Clinical. The course includes on campus clinical practice in the Nursing Arts and Simulation labs and off campus clinical practice in acute primary health care settings. Emphasis is placed on the role of the nurse as a member of the interprofessional health care team in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of safe client and family centered care. Attention is paid to the psychosocial aspects of disease within the context of a multicultural patient community. The student is expected to master the nursing competencies required to care for patients with complex medical-surgical diagnoses.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 0-12-4
NURS 360 Transcultural Nursing II: Adult Health 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: NURS 310.

Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: NURS 351. Course is limited to Nursing students.

This didactic course expands and applies the principles developed in Transcultural Nursing I: Adult Health. Continued study of nursing care for adult patients with alterations in physiological integrity, emphasizing promoting clinical reasoning skills best practices and patient safety. Students learn to provide high quality, client centered care within a cultural context, using the nursing process to promote optimal wellbeing. Developmental focus is on the middle-aged adult.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
NURS 401 Nursing Therapeutics III: Maternal-Child and Family Health Clinical 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Take NURS 351 with minimum grade of P or IP and NURS 360.

Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: NURS 410. Course is limited to Nursing students.

This course is the clinical component of NURS 410. This course focuses on the nursing care of child-bearing and child-rearing families. Students are introduced to actual or potential patient/family health care problems encountered in a variety of gynecologic, obstetric and pediatric settings. The student is introduced to the interpersonal and nursing care skills necessary for the assessment of risks to health and safety among members of these families. Emphasis is placed on the planning and the implementation of preventive and educational interventions and health promotion and maintenance strategies within a multicultural patient community. The student is expected to attain the competencies required to care for the developing family.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 0-12-4
NURS 410 Transcultural Nursing III: Maternal-Child and Family Health 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: NURS 102, NURS 301, NURS 305, NURS 312, NURS 315 Co-requisites: NURS 401. Course is limited to Nursing students.

This didactic course applies the concepts and competencies attained in Transcultural Nursing I and II as it focuses on the health needs of different families and their interactions with the nurse. The student is expected to apply principles of nursing science and evidence based care in the specialty areas of genetics, reproductive health, obstetrical, gynecological and pediatric nursing within a multicultural context. Inter-professional collaboration in planning and implementing care as well as the role of the nurse as advocate and educator in support of the family system. Acute and chronic health problems of children and adolescents will be integrated with developmental needs, as related to nursing practice. Developmental focus is on the newborn, toddler and adolescent.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
NURS 430 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: PSYC 210. Course is limited to Nursing students.

This didactic course introduces the student to scientifically based research methodologies and their application to nursing practice. Research is viewed as an integral aspect of professional nursing practice. Students learn the basic components of research studies, including theoretical and conceptual grounding of research, critical elements of research design, ethical/legal issues of human subjects and how to integrate research into evidence-based practice. Emphasis is placed on developing the ability to evaluate published nursing research for knowledgeable consumership , including information literacy skills, and in utilizing research strategies and evidence-based nursing care outcomes to solve nursing care problems.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
NURS 445 Nursing Therapeutics IV: Community and Mental Health Clinical 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: NURS 360, NURS 351, NURS 410, NURS 401 Corequisites: NURS 465, NURS 430

This clinical course has two components. The community health half focuses on defining a community, assessing the health status, identifying health care needs, planning for the health of populations in the community, implementing care and evaluating the potential effects of the community health plan. The mental health portion allows the student nurse to interact with clients who have multiple health problems which have arisen within the context of a mental health or behavioral issue. Students administer nursing care in a variety of departments in the hospital settings.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 0-8-4
NURS 455 Transcultural Nursing IV: Nursing in the Community and Mental Health 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: NURS 360, NURS 351, NURS 410, NURS 401 Corequisites: NURS 465, NURS 430

This course focuses on the theoretical concepts and evidence based best practices for safe culturally competent nursing practice in diverse communities from a local, national and global perspective. The role of the community health nurse as a member of the inter-professional health care team is emphasized. The integration of public health principles that include social, cultural, political, economic, policy and environmental health care indicators that are pivotal to the development of care strategies that promote and protect the health of communities, especially populations at risk, the elderly and underserved populations. There is also a concentration on the mental health of patients in the community, as well as the hospital setting. Students gain an understanding of metal health disease processes, medication management, and nursing care of the patient with mental health disorders.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 4-0-4
NURS 465 Nursing Therapeutics V: Adult Health II Clinical 4
This course is the clinical component of NURS 471. This clinical course facilitates the application of nursing skills, knowledge, and critical thinking necessary for safe effective nursing care within a controlled setting. Students will be expected to demonstrate an advanced level of understanding of nursing process competencies in caring for the adult client. The course includes on campus clinical practice in the Simulation lab and off campus clinical practice in the acute health care setting. The nursing process provides the framework for clinical practice. Content will address developmental, psychosocial, environmental, and health promotion of the adult acute care client. Topics include methods of clinical data collection, the identification of risks to health, safe communication, inter-professional team process, and the formulation and application of preventative interventions.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 0-8-4
NURS 471 Transcultural Nursing V: Adult Health II 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: NURS 430, NURS 445, NURS 455 Corequisites: NURS 465, NURS 470, NURS 480

This course expands and applies the principles developed in Transcultural Nursing II. The acute and chronic health needs of adults and the interactions between the nurse and the adult client are explored. Students investigate the conflicts that arise among the variable expectations of adults within western society in general, within western health care institutions in particular and within nonwestern cultures. The course content is crucial in preparing the nursing student in the planning and the implementation of medical-surgical and mental health nursing care interventions within a multicultural context. It specifically investigates methods of accommodation and negotiation, of enculturation, and of behavioral restructuring of adults, their families and communities.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 4-0-4
NURS 472 Leadership in Professional Nursing: Managerial Concepts and Skills 2
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: NURS 301, NURS 310, and NURS 315.

Co-Requisite: Co-requisite: NURS 351, NURS 360, and NURS 430. Course is limited to Nursing students.

This didactic course provides an introduction to the current theories of management, leadership and change and introduces the managing role of the nurse within varied nursing practice settings Students investigate and discuss the issues associated with nursing health care management. Managerial skills and leadership concepts required to promote positive outcomes are examined. Emphasis is placed on strategies that facilitate quality improvement and safety.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
NURS 480 Nursing Capstone: Professionalism, Empowerment, and Voice 4
The senior capstone course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore and examine contemporary nursing practice, issues, topics, or problems relevant to the nursing profession within a multicultural context. Lectures, civic engagement clinical project Lobby Day), clinical seminars (preceptored practicum and transition to professional practice) and designated workshops, conferences and IPEC Collaborations (Simulations) and the NCLEX-RN Boot Camp will provide the medium for facilitating student outcome goals. Students will work in groups on selected professional/civic engagement/NCLEX-RN Strategy projects and will be assigned a faculty mentor who will serve as a facilitator to guide and assist in the development of project objectives, resources and related research, implementation strategies and evaluation criteria specific to the project. It is expected that students will use various agencies or individuals who are expert in the particular issue, problem, or topic that the students are exploring. Various course requirements related to the selected projects must demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, analysis, evaluation &synthesis. This is a writing intensive course. Writing assignments include evidenced based research essays, student reflections (including a Personal Philosophy of Nursing), professional resume development, professional portfolio development and professional brochures, posters and abstracts. The essays are comprehensive, rubric evaluated and include a review of the literature, analysis of topic and application lo practice. Students must demonstrate an ability to write cohesively and present data in a form that is acceptable for manuscript writing.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4
NURS 480L Nursing Capstone Laboratory 0
This course is a laboratory component of the lecture course. This senior capstone course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore and examine contemporary nursing practice, an issue, topic, problem, or trend relevant to nursing practice within a multicultural context. Students will work in groups on selected professional/civic engagement clinical projects (15 hours) and will be assigned a faculty mentor who will serve as a facilitator to guide and assist in the development of project objectives, resources, and related research, implementation strategies, and evaluation outcome criteria specific to the project. It is expected that the students will consult with various agencies and individuals who are expert in the particular issue, problem, or topic that the students are exploring. Various course requirements related to the selected project must demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, analysis, evaluation, and synthesis.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 0-3-0
    Total: 53 Credits
 
Behavioral Science Credits:
PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology 3
An introduction to selected concepts, methods, and vocabulary of psychology. Focus of study will be on the individual and the conditions that influence behavior. Topics that will be covered include: growth and development, learning and thinking, emotions and motivations, personality and assessment, mal-adjustment and mental health, groups and social interaction, and social influence and society.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
PSYC 210 Statistical Analysis 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MATH 115 or MATH 125 or MATH 140 or MATH 141 or MATH 160 or MATH 161 or MATH 170 or MATH 180 or TMAT 135 or TMAT 155

This course covers descriptive and inferential statistics, frequency distributions, percentile rank, measure of central tendency and variability, correlation and regression and tests of significance. Using computer software, students will directly apply these statistics to specific problems common to the behavioral sciences.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 4-0-4
PSYC 221 Human Development 3
The study of human growth and development. This course is designed to give the student an understanding of children and adolescents and how they change while passing through understanding the period of human growth on which the major phases of growth. Emphasis is placed on physical, emotional, and personality development with an aim toward understanding the period of human growth on which adulthood is founded.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 10 Credits
 
Life Sciences Credits:
BIOL 210 Human Gross Anatomy 4
A structural study of the human body. Topics include cells and tissue, skeleton, articulation, muscles, body systems, special organs, and surface anatomy.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4
BIOL 310 Human Physiology 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: BIOL 210 and one course in this group: CHEM 105 or CHEM 110. Life Sciences Osteopathy: One course in this group: CHEM 105 or CHEM 110.

An introductory course in the functions and mechanisms of the human body. Laboratory exercises include the detection and measurement of these functions using modern methods.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4
BIOL 312 Pathophysiology 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: BIOL 310 or BIOL 311

This course focuses on the basic physiological mechanisms and principles involved in the development of illness. It is intended to relate specific lesions and dysfunctions to the Origins of specific diseases. Topics include the role of microbial infection in disorders of the immune system, disorders of the vascular system and heart, especially as affected by nutritional factors; the origin and effects of tumors; the study of the gene dysfunctions. The latter part of the course provides brief descriptions of the more important diseases of organs and organ systems (cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, hematopoietic, etc.) with emphasis on pathogenetic mechanisms.

BIOL 235 Microbiology 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: BIOL 150 except BS Health & Wellness and BS Nursing

A first course in microbiology which treats the anatomy, physiology, and relationships of bacteria, fungi, viruses, Rickettsiae, and protozoa. Included are discussions of the role of microorganisms in the food industry, in the environment, and in health.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4
CHEM 215 Bio-Organic Chemistry 4
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: CHEM 105 or CHEM 110

The basic concepts of organic chemistry and biochemistry are covered. Topics include hydrocarbons, stereochemistry, alcohols, phenols and ethers, carbonyl compounds, amines, amides, carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins, nucleic acids and the relationship of these chemicals to metabolic pathways. This course does not satisfy the organic chemistry or biochemistry course requirements for other science majors.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-3-4
NTSI 201 Introduction to Clinical Nutrition Practice 3
This course is intended to introduce students to nutrition practice. Topics include Introduction to Nutrients, Digestion. Absorption and Metabolism of Nutrients, Life Cycle Nutrition, Introduction to Diet Therapy and Nutrition Support Practices. Students develop knowledge and skill in clinical and dietary assessment methodologies and develop facility with medical terminology and practices. Students construct dietary intervention protocols using whole foods to meet the dietary prescription and discuss implementation of these protocols in diverse cultural groups. Attention will be placed on development of dietary practices to prevent and/or ameliorate disease.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
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BIOL 260 Nutrition and Diet Therapy 3
The purpose of this course is to provide theoretical knowledge that will be useful in clinical practice concerning the roles of food in maintaining health and in treatment of disease. Topics include the physiology of digestion, absorption and metabolism; the nutrient contents of foods, the nutritional requirements of people in health and in illness, and through the life cycle. Specific nutritional requirements of individual diseases will also be covered, as well as the various responsibilities of various health professionals, such as dietitians, nurses and physicians in comprehensive care of the patient.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 22 Credits
 
Electives Credits:
Consult with advisor on all elective choices 6
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Total Required Credits = 124–126