*The Pathways curriculum is typically 42 credits. However, the Health and Nutrition Sciences (Concentration in Foods & Nutrition) major includes three courses (CHEM 1040, BIOL 1001, and BIOL 1002) that also satisfy Pathways requirements. Therefore, students majoring in Health and Nutrition Sciences (Concentration in Foods & Nutrition) only need to complete 33 additional Pathways credits.
The four-year degree map is designed to help you take the right courses in the right order so you can graduate in four years. It also helps you distinguish what courses qualify as Pathways courses, or Major courses, or General Elective courses. Ideally, you should follow the four-year degree map as closely as possible, but you are free to make some adjustments so long as the prerequisite requirements are satisfied.
When declaring Health and Nutrition Sciences (Foods and Nutrition concentration) as a major, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80. Additionally, students must receive a minimum grade C in all major courses and a grade of B or higher in HNSC 2210 in order to receive a verification statement and pursue the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) certification. Students who do not receive a minimum grade of B in HNSC 2210 must repeat the course the following semester. Failure to achieve a B in HNSC 2210 after repeating the course will result in the student having to select another major. Students who wish to become RDNs should consult with the DPD director in the Health and Nutrition Sciences department to discuss the requirements. Students interested in applying to an accredited dietetic internship program to become registered dietitians must receive a verification statement from the DPD Director.
In conjunction with the four-year degree map, you should review Degree Works, and the Brooklyn College website, for an approved list of courses in your major. Overall, it is best to review your academic plan with your advisor on a regular basis.