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Social and Behavioral Sciences (AA) + Nursing (BSN)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (AA) + Nursing (BS)

Dual enrollment programs enable you to take courses in another college at Loyola while simultaneously working towards your associate's degree at Arrupe. After graduating with your associate's in 2 years from Arrupe, you earn a bachelor’s degree in 2 to 3 additional years from another Loyola college.

A dual enrollment program at Arrupe College can accelerate your educational path in nursing.

Pre-Nursing Pathway

Students who are enrolled at Arrupe College will continue to pay our stated tuition and fees without any additional costs. Each dual enrollment program has specific Admissions criteria and graduation requirements.

DUAL ENROLLMENT PROGRAM: AA in Social and Behavioral Sciences + BS in Nursing
  1. 2 years at Arrupe + 3 years at Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
  2. When to apply: During your initial application to Arrupe College OR after your first semester enrolled as a freshman at Arrupe College

Students who pursue the Pre-Nursing pathway will earn an AA in Social & Behavioral Sciences with a concentration in Psychology. In addition to coursework at Arrupe, they take GNUR courses through the Niehoff School of Nursing. Students who successfully complete this associate's degree at Arrupe may pursue the 2 year + 3 year degree pathway to earn a bachelor's degree from the Niehoff School of Nursing.

Curriculum & Learning Outcomes

Explore the required curriculum and what learning outcomes you can expect with a dual enrollment degrees in Liberal Arts (AA) and Nursing (BSN).


While enrolled at Arrupe, you are encouraged to start connecting your interests and skills to different major and career options. Arrupe Career Services is dedicated to supporting students as they prepare for their career pursuits. There are many resources available to assist you:

  • Explore information about careers: The "What Can I Do With This Major?" tool helps you connect majors to a variety of career options and shares strategies to make you a more marketable candidate for the types of careers you want to pursue. You can access this resource within the “Career Tools” box on the Loyola Career Services website. CareerOneStop lets you explore careers and see detailed information about different occupations, including job descriptions, employment outlooks, typical salaries, education required, relevant skills, and more.
  • Browse information about college majors: Every college department has a website. Pick some majors that sound interesting, then visit their department websites. You can look at Loyola departments, or departments at other colleges and universities.
  • Explore your interests: Look for events sponsored by colleges or departments that interest you. You can also look for student organizations focused on your academic interests through LUCommunity.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Because Arrupe College is designed for students with limited financial resources, graduates leave with a high-quality Jesuit education and little to no debt. 

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