Health and Nutrition Sciences (Foods and Nutrition), B.S. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2020-2021

First Year

Fall Classes - 15.5 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15.5 credits Credits
ENGL 1010: English Composition I
Pathways Required Core
3 ENGL 1012: English Composition II
Pathways Required Core
3
Math & Quantitative Reasoning
Pathways Required Core (MATH 1011 recommended)
3 U.S. Experience in Its Diversity
Pathways Flexible Core
3
CHEM 1040: General Chemistry for Health-related Professions
Major (Also fulfills Pathways Required Core)
5 CHEM 2500: Organic Chemistry for Health-related Professions
Major
5
BIOL 1001: General Biology 1
Major (Also fulfills Pathways College Option)
4.5 BIOL 1002: General Biology 2
Major (Also fulfills Pathways College Option)
4.5

Second Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 16 credits Credits
World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Scientific World
Pathways Flexible Core
3
Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Individual & Society
Pathways Flexible Core
3
HNSC 2210: Human Nutrition
Major
4 HNSC 2220: Food Science
Major
3
HNSC 2300: Human Physiology
Major
3 HNSC 2221: Food Science Laboratory
Major
1
HNSC 2301: Physiology Laboratory
Major
2 HNSC 3230: Nutrition and Health Across the Lifespan
Major
3
    BIOL 3003: Microbiology
Major
3

Third Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 14 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3 HNSC 3210: Nutritional Chemistry
Major
3
HNSC 2222: Foods of Diverse Populations
Major
2 HNSC 3270: Professional Development in Nutrition and Dietetics
Major
1
HNSC 2223: Foods of Diverse Populations Laboratory
Major
1 HNSC 4230: Community Nutrition Education
Major
4
HNSC 3250: Institutional Food Service Management
Major
4 HNSC 4250: Integrative Nutrition and Functional Foods
Major
3
HNSC 3300: Introduction to Biostatistics for the Health Sciences
Major
3    

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 13 credits Credits
HNSC 4211: Advanced Nutrition I
Major
3 HNSC 4212: Advanced Nutrition II
Major
3
HNSC 4240: Clinical Nutrition I
Major
4 HNSC 4241: Clinical Nutrition II
Major
4
HNSC 4300: Community Nutrition Education
Major
3 HNSC 5290W: Seminar in Recent Trends in Nutrition
Major
3
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
2    

Degree Details

36 Pathways Credits*

79 Major Credits

5 General Elective Credits

120 Total Credits

Contact Information

Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences
4123 Ingersoll Hall
Kathleen Axen
KAxen@brooklyn.cuny.edu

*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.

Contact Information

Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences
4123 Ingersoll Hall
Kathleen Axen
KAxen@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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