Senate Bill 148 of the 75th Texas Legislature (1997) mandated Field of Study curricula. The Field of Study curricula, along with core curricula, are intended to facilitate transferability of courses among Texas public colleges and universities. All public four-year institutions are required to accept Coordinating Board approved Field of Study courses in fulfillment of lower-division requirements for bachelor’s degrees in majors that correspond to the Field of Study.
The Field of Study Curriculum for Nursing is intended for generic baccalaureate degree nursing students who plan to take their prerequisite and core curriculum courses at a community college and transfer the block of courses to a general academic teaching institution or health-related institution. The block of courses may also be transferred from one general academic teaching institution to another or to a health-related institution. The student shall receive full academic credit toward the degree program for the block of courses transferred. Students should consult an advisor regarding transfer to a specific college or university.