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"Nurses are the heart of healthcare." - Donna Wilk Cardillo

The University of Dallas and Texas Women's University have a cooperative agreement that allows students to pursue a dual degree.  This agreement allows students to earn two degrees, a bachelor of arts in biology from UD and the bachelor of science in nursing from TWU, in an integrated program that can be completed in five years (with the addition of summer course work).  Students will get the best of both: the breadth and wisdom of the UD Core curriculum and the experience and technical expertise of TWU's nursing program, graduating as liberally educated health care professionals. The TWU College of Nursing prepares nurses for practice, teaching, management and research. With more than 3,200 nursing students at its Denton, Dallas and Houston campuses, TWU is a leading provider of nursing education and preparation. 

The Course Work

The total number of credit hours in the suggested curriculum is 174, with 100 credit hours taken at UD and 74 credit hours at TWU. Students will complete nursing prerequesites along with core requirements for an undergraduate degree from the University of Dallas in their first three years in the program.  Students will be required to apply to TWU and the TWU Nursing program to complete their last two years of nursing coursework and clinical experience. 

Recently, the University of Dallas and TWU recommitted their partnership through signing a new agreement.  Prospective and current Freshman should see this flyer for program requirements and timeline.  Current Sophomore and Junior students should see this flyer for program requirements and timeline

If perspective or current students have questions about the program after reading the appropriate flyer linked above, please direct specific questions to the Dual Degree Nursing Program Director: Dr. Deanna Soper at

Nursing Informational Meeting