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NursingCAS Course Subjects

When completing the Transcript Entry section, you select your course subjects from a standardized list that was created in conjunction with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). These course subjects fall into categories that NursingCAS uses to help calculate several GPAsAll course subjects are included in an overall GPA calculation, including course subjects not listed here.

If you're not sure which course subject to choose based on your course's title, default to the department the course is offered through. During verification, our team will update any course subjects that were incorrectly listed.

If you disagree with a course subject selected during verification, refer to Disputing and Correcting Course Subjects and GPAs for information on how to dispute a course subject decision. You can only dispute the subject assigned to your course; you cannot dispute the GPA that subject factors into. 

NursingCAS Course Subject List for 2020-2021 Cycle

Note: to quickly locate a course subject, use CTRL+F on a PC or Command+F on a Mac. 

Subject GPA Category

Course Subject

English

  • Basic Composition
  • Composition
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Journalism
  • Literature
  • Medical Terminology
  • Poetry
  • Rhetoric
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing

Mathematics

  • Algebra
  • Analytical Geometry
  • Behavioral Statistics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biometry/Biometrics
  • Biostatistics
  • Calculus
  • Chemical Math
  • Computer Programing
  • Computer Science
  • Informatics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Math Analysis
  • Mathematics
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry

Natural Sciences

  • Analytic Chemistry   
  • Anatomy & Physiology  
  • Anatomy    
  • Armchair Chemistry   
  • Bacteriology    
  • Basic Chemistry   
  • Biochemistry    
  • Biodiversity    
  • Biological Chemistry   
  • Biology    
  • Biomedical Science   
  • Biomolecules    
  • Bioorganic Chemistry   
  • Biophysics    
  • Botany    
  • Cellular & Molecular Biology 
  • Cellular Biology   
  • Cellular Physiology   
  • Chemistry    
  • Ecology    
  • Electricity & Light  
  • Electricity    
  • Embryology    
  • Endocrinology    
  • Entomology    
  • Eukaryotics    
  • Evolution    
  • Genetics    
  • Genomics    
  • Heat    
  • Hematology    
  • Histology    
  • Immunology    
  • Inorganic Chemistry   
  • Intro to Chemistry  
  • Light    
  • Magnetism    
  • Mechanical Heat   
  • Mechanics    
  • Medical Chemistry   
  • Metabolism    
  • Microbiology    
  • Micro-Organisms    
  • Molecular Biology   
  • Natural Science   
  • Neural Mechanisms   
  • Neurobiology    
  • Neurology    
  • Neuroscience    
  • Nuclear Physics   
  • Organic Chemistry   
  • Parasitology    
  • Pathology    
  • Pathophysiology    
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry   
  • Physical Biochemistry   
  • Physical Chemistry   
  • Physics    
  • Physiological Chemistry   
  • Physiological Science   
  • Physiology    
  • Plant Biology   
  • Population Biology   
  • Prokaryote Physiology   
  • Structure & Bonds  
  • Structure & Reaction  
  • Thermodynamics    
  • Virology    
  • Zoology    

Other Courses

  • Accounting    
  • Acting    
  • Acupuncture    
  • Administration of Justice  
  • Aerospace Studies   
  • Agribusiness    
  • Agriculture    
  • American Sign Language  
  • American Studies   
  • Animal Behavior   
  • Animal Science   
  • Arabic    
  • Archeology    
  • Architecture    
  • Art    
  • Art History   
  • Astronomy    
  • Athletic Training   
  • Atmospheric Science   
  • Audiology    
  • Banking    
  • Basic Computer Skills/Computer Basics 
  • Bible Literature   
  • Bioengineering    
  • Bioethics    
  • Biological Anthropology   
  • Biomechanics    
  • Biomedical Engineering   
  • Biotechnology    
  • Business    
  • Business Administration   
  • Chemical Engineering   
  • Chinese Internal Medicine  
  • Chiropractic Medicine   
  • Civil Engineering   
  • Classics    
  • Clinical Sciences   
  • Communication Science Disorders  
  • Communications    
  • Community Planning   
  • Computer Applications   
  • Conservation    
  • CPR    
  • Cytology/Cytotechnology    
  • Dance    
  • Debate    
  • Dental Assisting   
  • Dental Hygiene   
  • Dentistry    
  • Dietetics    
  • Disease    
  • Drama    
  • Early Childhood Education  
  • Earth Science   
  • Economics    
  • Education    
  • Electronics    
  • Emergency Med-Tech   
  • Engineering    
  • Environmental Health   
  • Environmental Science   
  • Environmental Studies   
  • Epidemiology    
  • Ergonomics    
  • Ethics    
  • Excel    
  • Exercise Physiology   
  • Exercise Science   
  • Fashion Design   
  • Film/Media    
  • Finance    
  • Fire Aid/Firefighting   
  • First Aid   
  • Folklore    
  • Food Management   
  • Food Science   
  • Foreign Languages   
  • Forensic Sciences   
  • Forestry    
  • French    
  • Geographic Information Systems  
  • Geography    
  • Geology    
  • German    
  • Gerontology/Aging    
  • Global Studies   
  • Government    
  • Graphic Design   
  • Gynecology    
  • Health    
  • Health Education   
  • Health Science   
  • Health Science Administration  
  • Health Services   
  • Health Technology   
  • Herbology    
  • History    
  • Honors Core   
  • Horticulture    
  • Human Geography   
  • Human Movement   
  • Humanities    
  • Hygiene    
  • Information Systems   
  • Information Technology   
  • Intellectual Heritage   
  • Internet    
  • Kinesiology    
  • Law    
  • Law Enforcement   
  • Library Science   
  • Limnology    
  • Linguistics    
  • Locomotion Studies   
  • Logic    
  • Management    
  • Marine Biology   
  • Marine Science   
  • Marketing    
  • Massage    
  • Media Studies   
  • Medical Ethics   
  • Medical Technology   
  • Medicine    
  • Meteorology    
  • Military Science   
  • Mosaic    
  • Motor Control   
  • Movement Science   
  • Music    
  • Natural Resources   
  • Nuclear    
  • Nursing    
  • Nutrition    
  • Occupational Therapy   
  • Oceanography    
  • Office Technology   
  • Optics    
  • Optometry    
  • Organizational Studies   
  • Oriental Medicine   
  • Orientation    
  • Other Health Prof  
  • Paramedic    
  • Personal Health   
  • Pharmacology    
  • Pharmacy    
  • Philosophy    
  • Phlebotomy    
  • Phonetics    
  • Photography    
  • Physical Anthropology   
  • Physical Education   
  • Physical Geography   
  • Physical Sciences   
  • Physical Therapy   
  • Physical Therapy Assistant  
  • Physician Assistant   
  • Plant    
  • Plant Sciences   
  • Podiatry    
  • Political Science   
  • Public Administration   
  • Public Affairs/Administration   
  • Public Health   
  • Public Policy   
  • Public Relations   
  • Public Speaking   
  • Qualitative Analysis   
  • Radiation Therapy   
  • Radiology    
  • Range Management   
  • Reading    
  • Recreation    
  • Rehabilitation    
  • Religion    
  • Respiratory Therapy   
  • Science Reading/Writing   
  • Sonography    
  • Spanish    
  • Special Topics   
  • Speech and Hearing Disorders 
  • Speech and Hearing Science 
  • Sports Administration   
  • Sports Medicine   
  • Sports Sciences   
  • Surgery Tech   
  • Teaching Science   
  • Theater    
  • Theater Literature   
  • Theology    
  • Therapeutic Exercise   
  • Toxicology    
  • Typing    
  • Urban Planning   
  • Veterinary    
  • Western Civilization   
  • Wildlife    
  • Word Processing   

Social Sciences

  • Abnormal Psychology   
  • Adolescent Psychology   
  • Anthropology    
  • Behavioral Sciences   
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Studies   
  • Biobehavioral Health   
  • Biological Psychology   
  • Brain and Behavior  
  • Child Psychology   
  • Cognitive Psychology   
  • Cognitive Science   
  • Community Health   
  • Counseling    
  • Criminal Justice   
  • Criminology    
  • Cultural Geography   
  • Cultural Studies   
  • Death & Dying  
  • Developmental Biology   
  • Developmental Psychology   
  • Educational Psychology   
  • Ethnic Studies   
  • Family and Consumer Sciences 
  • Family Studies   
  • Gender Studies   
  • Growth & Development  
  • Human Behavior   
  • Human Development   
  • Human Sexuality   
  • Life Span Development  
  • Marriage/Family    
  • Multicultural Studies   
  • Neuropsychology    
  • Psychobiology    
  • Psychology    
  • Psychopharmacology    
  • Queer Studies   
  • Sensorimotor Development   
  • Sexuality Studies   
  • Social Ecology   
  • Social Psychology   
  • Social Science   
  • Social Sciences   
  • Social Welfare   
  • Social Work   
  • Sociology    
  • Sports Psychology   
  • Women's Studies   

NursingCAS Course Subject List for 2019-2020 Cycle

Note: to quickly locate a course subject, use CTRL+F on a PC or Command+F on a Mac. 

Subject GPA Category

Course Subject

English

  • Basic Composition
  • Bible Literature
  • Composition
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Journalism
  • Literature
  • Medical Terminology
  • Poetry
  • Rhetoric
  • Technical Writing
  • Theater Literature
  • Writing

Mathematics

  • Algebra
  • Analytical Geometry
  • Behavioral Statistics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biometry/Biometrics
  • Biostatistics
  • Calculus
  • Chemical Math
  • Computer Programing
  • Computer Science
  • Informatics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Math Analysis
  • Mathematics
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry

Natural Sciences

  • Analytic Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Armchair Chemistry
  • Bacteriology
  • Basic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Biodiversity
  • Biological Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biomolecules
  • Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Cellular Biology
  • Cellular & Molecular Biology
  • Cellular Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Cytology/Cytotechnology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Electricity
  • Electricity & Light
  • Embryology
  • Endocrinology
  • Entomology
  • Eukaryotics
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Geology
  • Heat
  • Hematology
  • Histology
  • Immunology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Intro to Chemistry
  • Light
  • Limnology
  • Magnetism
  • Marine Biology
  • Mechanical Heat
  • Mechanics
  • Medical Chemistry
  • Metabolism
  • Microbiology
  • Micro-Organisms
  • Molecular Biology
  • Natural Science
  • Neural Mechanisms
  • Neurobiology
  • Neurology
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Optics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Parasitology
  • Pathology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Physical Biochemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Physiological Chemistry
  • Physiological Science
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Population Biology
  • Prokaryote Physiology
  • Structure & Bonds
  • Structure & Reaction
  • Thermodynamics
  • Virology
  • Zoology

Other Courses

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Acupuncture
  • Administration of Justice
  • Aerospace Studies
  • Agribusiness
  • Agriculture
  • American Sign Language
  • American Studies
  • Animal Behavior
  • Animal Science
  • Arabic
  • Archeology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Audiology
  • Banking
  • Basic Computer Skills/Computer Basics
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioethics
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chinese Internal Medicine
  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Communications
  • Communication Science Disorders
  • Community Planning
  • Computer Applications
  • Conservation
  • CPR
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Dental Assisting
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics
  • Disease
  • Drama
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electronics
  • Emergency Med-Tech
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Epidemiology
  • Ergonomics
  • Ethics
  • Excel
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Science
  • Fashion Design
  • Film/Media
  • Finance
  • Fire Aid/Firefighting
  • First Aid
  • Folklore
  • Food Management
  • Food Science
  • Foreign Languages
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • German
  • Gerontology/Aging
  • Global Studies
  • Government
  • Graphic Design
  • Gynecology
  • Health
  • Health Education
  • Health Science
  • Health Science Administration
  • Health Services
  • Health Technology
  • Herbology
  • History
  • Honors Core
  • Horticulture
  • Human Geography
  • Humanities
  • Human Movement
  • Hygiene
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Intellectual Heritage
  • Internet
  • Kinesiology
  • Law
  • Law Enforcement
  • Library Science
  • Linguistics
  • Locomotion Studies
  • Logic
  • Management
  • Marine Science
  • Marketing
  • Massage
  • Media Studies
  • Medical Ethics
  • Medical Technology
  • Medicine
  • Meteorology
  • Military Science
  • Mosaic
  • Motor Control
  • Movement Science
  • Music
  • Natural Resources
  • Nuclear
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oceanography
  • Office Technology
  • Optometry
  • Organizational Studies
  • Oriental Medicine
  • Orientation
  • Other Health Prof
  • Paramedic
  • Personal Health
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Phlebotomy
  • Phonetics
  • Photography
  • Physical Anthropology
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Geography
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Physician Assistant
  • Plant
  • Plant Sciences
  • Podiatry
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Affairs/Administration
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Public Relations
  • Public Speaking
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Radiology
  • Range Management
  • Reading
  • Recreation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Religion
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Science Reading/Writing
  • Sonography
  • Spanish
  • Special Topics
  • Speech and Hearing Disorders
  • Speech and Hearing Science
  • Sports Administration
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Sciences
  • Surgery Tech
  • Teaching Science
  • Theater
  • Theology
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Toxicology
  • Typing
  • Urban Planning
  • Veterinary
  • Western Civilization
  • Wildlife
  • Word Processing

Social Sciences

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Studies
  • Biobehavioral Health
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Brain and Behavior
  • Child Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Community Health
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Geography
  • Cultural Studies
  • Death & Dying
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Family Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Growth & Development
  • Human Behavior
  • Human Development
  • Human Sexuality
  • Life Span Development
  • Marriage/Family
  • Multicultural Studies
  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychobiology
  • Psychology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Queer Studies
  • Sensorimotor Development
  • Sexuality Studies
  • Social Ecology
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Welfare
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Women's Studies

 
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