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St. Mary’s University does not offer a degree in nursing. However, St. Mary’s partners with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) School of Nursing to offer two nursing programs to students.
While Biology majors will meet all of the requisites for nursing school, the Pre-health Professions Adviser can assist students pursuing other majors with an academic plan to fulfill the requisites for nursing school.
Read about the nursing programs that St. Mary’s has to offer below.
Nursing automatic acceptance 4+1 program
Students in the automatic acceptance program earn a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from St. Mary’s and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UTHSCSA. Students take pre-health courses in addition to the Bachelor of Arts in Biology degree plan – please see the Pre-health Professions Adviser for details.
Students in the automatic acceptance program may choose from two options at UTHSCSA: the accelerated program, which lasts 15 months, or the traditional program, which lasts two years.
Nursing early acceptance program
Students in the early acceptance program earn a Bachelor of Arts in Combined Sciences from St. Mary’s and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UTHSCSA. After completing the three-year degree plan at St. Mary’s, which fulfills the prerequisite coursework for nursing at UTHSCSA, the student continues studies at the UTHSCSA School of Nursing.
These Nursing programs are part of the pre-health professional programs at St. Mary’s.
While St. Mary’s does not offer a degree in nursing, students enrolled in these programs may earn a bachelor’s degree in Biology from St. Mary’s and a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from UT Health Science Center San Antonio.
To be competitive for these combined programs, students must be enrolled Biology majors while at St. Mary’s University. Then, they may work with the Pre-health Professions Adviser to discuss the application process on how to join the programs.
Other pre-health professional programs
If you’re interested in other related programs, such as physical therapy, medicine or dentistry, you can find more details on our pre-health professional programs page.
Learn more about the St. Mary's Nursing Program
Select the “biology” program as that will be your major as you begin the nursing program.