Health and Nutrition Sciences (Public Health), B.S. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2023-2024

First Year

Fall Classes - 17 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 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
General Chemistry I*
Major (Also fulfills Pathways Required Core)
5 HNSC 1200 or HNSC 2210
Major
3
HNSC 1100: Personal and Community Health
Major
3 HNSC 2100: Introduction to Public Health
Major
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 HNSC Elective*
Major
3

Second Year

Fall Classes - 16.5 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
Individual & Society
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3
World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core
3 HNSC 2109W: Principles in Health Sciences
Major
3
BIOL 1001: General Biology 1
Major (Also fulfills Pathways College Option)
4.5 HNSC 3112: Health Activism
Major
3
HNSC 2130: Health and Human Ecology
Major
3 HNSC 3330: Public Health Ethics
Major
3
HNSC 2140: Introduction to the U.S. Health System and Policy
Major
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Third Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
HNSC 2120: Introduction to Epidemiology
Major
4 HNSC 3300: Introduction to Biostatistics for the Health Sciences or PSYC 3400: Statistical Methods in Psychological Research
Major
3
HNSC 2183: Health Communication
Major
3 HNSC 4152: Program Planning and Community Health Education
Major
3
HNSC 3162: Biological Concepts in Public Health
Major
3 HNSC Elective*
Major
3

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 10.5 credits Credits
HNSC 4180: Community Health Service I
Major
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
HNSC 5100: Capstone Seminar in Public Health Research
Major
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
1.5
General Elective
General Elective
3    

Degree Details

33 Pathways Credits*

61.5 Major Credits

25.5 General Elective Credits

Students may apply a minor towards their general elective credits.

120 Total Credits

*The Pathways curriculum is typically 42 credits. However, the Health and Nutrition Sciences (Concentration in Public Health) major includes courses (CHEM 1040, 1200, 2060, BIOL 1001, HNSC 1100 or HNSC 1200) that also satisfy Pathways requirements. Therefore, students majoring in Health and Nutrition Sciences (Concentration in Public Health) only need to complete 36 additional Pathways credits.

*Please select one of the following General Chemistry sequence (consultation with the major advisor is highly recommended.)
CHEM 1040
CHEM 1200 and 1201
CHEM 1050 and 1201 and 2060

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.

*Students must complete two HNSC Electives from the following courses: any HNSC 2000-level or higher course, ANTH 1100, ANTH 3150, ANTH 3135, ECON 3500, EESC 3750, HIST 3478, KINS 3281 (same as HNSC 2302), KINS 3285 (same as HNSC 2303), PHIL 3306, PHIL 3316, POLS 1002, POLS 3415, PSYC 1000, SOCY 1101, SOCY 3202, SUST 1001, WGST 3122, WGST 3501.

Additionally, candidates for a B.S. degree with a major in Health and Nutrition Science must complete at least 24 credits in Health and Nutrition Science at Brooklyn College with a grade of C or higher in each course.

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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