OTC Equivalent Courses

It’s best to have all pre-nursing course work completed or in progress when you apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.

If accepted into the BSN program, your schedule will include your remaining prerequisites.

Four-year BSN prerequisites from Ozarks Technical Community College

Take the following courses, which will transfer and fulfill part of your BSN major requirements. Also, meet with a Missouri State transfer advisor early in your college career to determine other appropriate course work for your academic goals.

First semester (fall)

OTC courseMissouri State University equivalentHours
Not offered GEP 101 or UHC 110 2
ENG 101 ENG 110 Writing I 3
BIO 160, 103 BIO 121 General Biology I 4
MTH 128, 130, 131, 138 MTH 130 or MTH 136 or MTH 137 or MTH 138 3-5
See MSU Advisor Humanities - General Education 3

Second semester (spring)

OTC courseMissouri State University equivalentHours
COM 105 COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
SOC 101 SOC 150 Introduction to Society 3
CHM 101, 111, 160 CHM 116 or CHM 160 4
HST 120/130 HST 121 or HST 122 3
See MSU Advisor The Arts - General Education 3

Third semester (fall)

OTC courseMissouri State University equivalentHours
BCS 140, BCS 165 or BIO 140; BCS 145, BCS 102, BCS 115, BCS 120, BCS 146 or BCS 210 KIN 250 or BMS elective 3-4
PLS 101 PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
PSY 110 PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
BCS 200, BIO 200 or BIO 292 BIO 210 Elements of Microbiology 3
See MSU Advisor Public Issues - General Education 3

Fourth semester (spring)

OTC courseMissouri State University equivalentHours
BCS 140, BCS 165 or BIO 140; BCS 145, BCS 102, BCS 115, BCS 120, BCS 146 or BCS 210 KIN 250 or BMS Elective 3-4
MTH 210 MTH 340 Statistical Methods 3
See MSU Advisor Cultural Competence - General Education (SWK 219 is recommended) 3
Not offered at OTC DTN 240 Introduction to Nutrition 3
ENG 102 ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines 3
  • You’re not required to take GEP 101/UHC 110 at Missouri State if you complete 24 college credits post-high school.
  • BIO 121 is a prerequisite to Anatomy and Physiology at Missouri State. This course may not be a prerequisite of OTC’s Anatomy and Physiology, thus it is not required for entrance into the BSN program at MSU.
  • CHM 160 is the recommended chemistry course for entrance into the BSN program. Note: CHM 160 does not meet the Physical Science requirement for General Education. You can take CHM 116 to meet both general education requirements and BSN prerequisites.
  • BCS 145 and BCS 146 is equivalent to MSU elective BMS 000. BCS 165 and BCS 205 are encouraged, as they allow you to change your major at Missouri State and are easily transferable to other BSN programs. Missouri State’s School of Nursing will accept BCS 145 and BCS 146, but it’s recommended to verify the acceptance of these courses if you apply to other programs.