Information for Students
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Pre-Professional First Year Social Science and Open Electives
Electives provide students with choice to customize their program. Students are encouraged to take courses that interest them in areas that meet the social science and open elective credit requirements.
For a list of required courses see BSN Pre-Professional First Year Course Requirements.
Social Science Electives
The table below lists social science elective options that students may select from to meet the social science elective requirements in first year. A minimum of 3 credit units are required in social science.
|Social Science Subjects||University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon||University of Regina||University of Saskatchewan
|Anthropology||ANTH 111.3||ANTH 100 (3)||ANTH 111.3||-|
|Archeology||ARCH 112.3||-||ARCH 112.3||-|
|ECON 100 (3)||ECON 111.3
|Political Studies||POLS 111.3
|PSCI 100 (3)
PSCI 101 (3)
|PSYC 102 (3)*||-||-|
|SOC 100 (3)
SOC 200 (3)
|Women & Gender||WGST 110.6
|WMST 100 (3)||WGST 112.3||-|
* PSYC 102 at UofR can be used as a social science or open elective but does not meet the 3 cu Psychology requirement
Open electives include all university level courses that are for credit (see below for some exceptions). Students may select from a wide variety of subject areas and are encouraged to take classes that are of personal interest to them. Evidence shows that students do well in subject areas that interest them.
Students may consider subjects from all disciplines (some examples include Computer Science, Northern Studies, Geology, History, Philosophy, Art, language studies, etc.) Social science electives can be used to fill open elective requirements as well.Although they are not pre-requisites, some students have indicated that courses in the following subject areas have been beneficial in preparation for courses in later years:
- Introduction to Women and Gender Studies - WGST,
- Medical Terminology – CLAS
- Kinesiology - KIN (note: KINAC activity courses are NOT acceptable)
Credit Exceptions: Credit cannot be given for HSC 120.3 or HLTH 100.3, KIN 223.3, EXT 305, and EXT 405. UofS Kinesiology Activity Courses (KINAC) are not acceptable for credit.
Students taking electives from the University of Regina should note that most courses offered through the Schools of Human Justice and Social Work at the University of Regina are NOT granted credit by the University of Saskatchewan and therefore are NOT acceptable as open electives.
Please contact an academic advisor if you have questions about subject and elective requirements not listed here.