3+1 Nursing/Health Sciences

Dual Degree Program

Prepare for your career in nursing with a dual degree from UNI and Allen College. Offered through UNI's Individual Studies Department, our 3+1 Pre-Nursing program allows you to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Individual Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing - unlocking career opportunities while providing you access to resources and services on both campuses.  

  • 3 years at UNI
  • 1 year at Allen College - Accelerated BSN Program
  • Approximate total: 89 credit hours
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The UNI and Allen College

Partnership Advantage

  • Seamless advising and communication between UNI and Allen College
  • Options to continue living on UNI's campus while attending Allen College 
  • Build a future professional network as you take course sections reserved for Pre-Nursing/Allied Health students
  • Participate in health related student organizations, helping you to develop leadership skills and experience
  • Add a minor in other UNI programs such as Spanish, Family Studies, etc. 


Students pursuing a dual degree in Pre-Nursing/Health Sciences will complete the following:

  • UNI's Liberal Arts Core (general education requirements)
  • Major Requirements:
    • Principles of Microbiology
    • Anatomy & Physiology I and II
    • Principles of Chemistry
    • Community and Public Health
    • Cultural Competency for the Helping Professions
    • Minority Health
    • Public Health Theory
    • Environmental Health Science
    • Basic Nutrition
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Health Psychology
    • Bio-Medical Ethics
    • Introduction to Statistical Methods
    • Undergraduate Thesis



If you have any questions about the 3+1 Nursing program requirements or next steps, contact Colleen Sullivan, Academic Advisor, at colleen.sullivan@uni.edu or by calling 319-273-3406.

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