Chang Gung University Dual-Degree Program

This program offers an exceptional opportunity for Chang Gung University (CGU) nursing students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from both CGU and UMSON. To ensure a smooth transition into this dual-degree program, please review the following admission information and requirements:

1. Discuss Your Aspirations with Your CGU Faculty Advisory

Before embarking on your journey toward these dual degrees, we encourage all interested CGU nursing students to discuss their aspirations with their CGU faculty advisor. Your advisor will provide guidance throughout the application process and ensure that you meet all admission qualifications set by UMSON.

2. Know the Admission Qualifications

To be eligible for the dual-degree program, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • an overall GPA of 3.0
  • a science GPA of 3.0 (chemistry, anatomy and physiology I and II, microbiology)
  • completion of the TOEFL or IETLS to demonstrate English proficiency
  • a TEAS score of proficient or higher, overall and in each sub-category, which is a minimum of 58.7%. The TEAS is waived for those who hold a bachelor’s degree in another field.

CGU faculty will select students who express interest and meet the eligibility criteria. The names of these students will be communicated to the UMSON admissions team by Jan. 15 to enter UMSON the following fall semester. It is crucial to complete all application requirements by Feb. 1.

3. Complete Prerequisite Requirements

In addition to meeting the admission qualifications, prospective students must fulfill specific prerequisite requirements at CGU. These requirements include:

  • completing necessary coursework to meet UMSON prerequisite requirements
  • completing at least 2 additional English credits beyond Introductory-Level English, such as English Composition II, Literature, or Creative Writing
  • attaining a minimum of 1 additional credit in Statistics.

 For detailed information about these prerequisites, please consult CGU.