We appreciate your interest in Troy University.


Troy University is dedicated to making the transfer transition as easy as possible.  As required by
Alabama State Law, Troy University will take your course work as outlined on the STARS Transfer Guide and graduate you with the same number of hours as our native students in the same major (assuming you do not change majors).  The STARS Transfer Guide and the Troy University Area V page, if used correctly, guides the student through their first two years of course work and prevents loss of credit hours upon transfer to Troy University.  If you have obtained a STARS Transfer Guide for Nursing, we would strongly recommend that you print this page and use it along with your official STARS guide.  Upon transfer, please bring these documents so that we can insure a smooth academic transition from the community college to one of our Troy University Campuses. 


This is for use Alabama Community College students only.  If you are transferring to Troy University from another institution outside of the Alabama Community College System, please contact our
admissions office for up-to-date transfer information.

INSTRUCTIONS:  You are to follow the appropriate STARS transfer guide as directed in each AREA of your major specific guide, unless exceptions and/or recommendations are noted in the corresponding AREA(S) I-V on this TROY-AREA V document.  For any recommendations made below, please follow them within each AREA for a more seamless transfer experience to TROY.

MAJOR:  Nursing 

(This major is available through multiple campuses of Troy University.  Please contact specific campuses for program availability.)


AREA I-V Recommendations:


A grade of "C" or higher is required in Composition I and II at Troy University.  "D" grades will not transfer.


Students attending Troy University are required to take a course in Ethics, Philosophy, or World Religion.  Students attending a community college are strongly encouraged to take PHL 206 or IDS 102 (Ethics), PHL 106 (Philosophy), or REL 100 (World Religions) to meet this requirement.  A grade of "C " higher is required in the course chosen.  "D" grades will not transfer.


A grade of "C" or higher is required in the Math course chosen.  "D" grades will not transfer.

As a nursing major, students attending Troy University are only required to take the chemistry course in Area III.    A grade of "C " higher is required in Chemistry at Troy University.  "D" grades will not transfer.

The second science course to be selected from general biology, chemistry, or physics is NOT required at Troy University and will count only as free electives if taken at the community college.  If you take one of these courses, Troy University would strongly recommend you take BIO 103 (Principles of Biology I)(in most cases, this will serve as a pre-requisite for the higher level biology courses required in the nursing program.)


Students attending Troy University are required to complete a 6 SH history sequence.  Students attending a community college are strongly encouraged to take HIS 201/202(U.S. History I/II), HIS 101/102(Western Civ I/II), or HIS 121/122(World History I/II) to meet this requirement.

A grade of "C" or higher is required in the PSY 200(General Psychology) course taken.  "D" grades will not transfer.

Troy University strongly recommends that the remaining 3 SH for Area IV should be completed by taking PSY 210(Human Growth & Development) at the community college.  A grade of C or higher is required in PSY 210.  "D" grades will not transfer.  By completing PSY 200(General Psychology) and PSY 210(Human Growth & Development) students will be better prepared to enter Troy University's Nursing Program.


Note:  All courses marked with an asterisk (*) below require a grade of C or higher.  D grades will not transfer.

The remaining 18-21SH in Area V can be obtained at the community college by taking 18-21SH from the following:

  • *BIO 201 (Human Anatomy & Physiology I) (4 SH)
  • *BIO 202 (Human Anatomy & Physiology II) (4 SH)
  • *BIO 220 (General Microbiology) (4 SH)
  • ORI 101 (Orientation to College)(1 SH)
  • *PSY 210 (Human Growth & Development)(3 SH) - If not taken in AREA IV as recommended
  • *HEC 140 (Nutrition)(3 SH)
  • *MTH 265 or BUS 271 (Elementary or Business Statistics)(3 SH)

Troy University Baccalaureate Degrees
The student seeking a baccalaureate degree must meet the following credit hour requirements:
1.  A minimum of 120 SH
2.  At least 50 percent of the degree program must be traditional academic credit
3.  No more than 25 percent of the degree program may be earned using portfolio based credit.
4.  At least 25 percent of the degree program must be completed with Troy University.
5.  Twelve (12) semester hours of work in each major field must be completed in residence at Troy University.
6.  Students must earn a minimum of 50 percent of all degree program hours on a senior college level in order to graduate from Troy University with a bachelor's degree


Please print this page, fill in your name and today's date, and attach it to your STARS Transfer Guide.  Together this page and the transfer guide comprise the articulation agreement for students in your major who plan to transfer to Troy University.

Your Name: __________________________________ Date: ___________________

Nursing Contact Person

(If you have questions please contact the following person)

Name:   Dr. Carrie Lee Gardner
Office:  176 Collegeview Bldg, Troy University, University Avenue, Troy, AL 36082
Phone:  334-670-3742

Other Helpful Links:

      TROY Transfer Credit Listings

      TROYs General Studies Program

      TROY Catalogs

      TROY Home Page

      TROY Admissions

      TROY Financial Aid