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

First Year

Fall Classes - 15.5 credits Credits Spring Classes - 13.5 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
General Chemistry I*
Major (Also fulfills Pathways Required Core)
5 HNSC 3314: Human Encounters with Death and Bereavement
Major (Also fulfills Pathways Individual & Society)
3
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 - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3
HNSC 1100: Personal and Community Health
Major (Also fulfills Pathways Scientific World)
3 World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core
3
HNSC 1200 or 2210
Major
3 HNSC 2109W: Principles in Health Sciences
Major
3
HNSC 2120: Introduction to Epidemiology
Major
4 HNSC 2140: Introduction to the U.S. Health System and Policy
Major
3
HNSC 2130: Health and Human Ecology
Major
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Third Year

Fall Classes - 14 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
CHEM 2200: General Chemistry II (Lecture)
Major
3.5 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
CHEM 2201: General Chemistry II (Lab)
Major
1.5 Additional Science course (1st course) ***
Major
3
HNSC 3180: Bereavement
Major
3 Additional Science course (2nd course) ***
Major
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 HNSC 3186: Principles of Caring for the Terminally Ill
Major
3

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 HNSC 4180: Community Health Service I
Major
3
Additional Science course (3rd course) ***
Major
3 HNSC 3187: Trauma and Traumatic Grief
Major
3
Additional Science course (4th course) ***
Major
3 HNSC Elective** (2nd course)
Major
3
HNSC Elective** (1st course)
Major
3 Additional Science course (5th course)***
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
2 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
2    

Degree Details

33 Pathways Credits*

71 Major Credits

16 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 Thanatology) major includes four courses (CHEM 1040, BIOL 1001, BIOL 1002, HNSC 1100, HNSC 1200 and HNSC 3314) that also satisfy Pathways requirements. Therefore, students majoring in Health and Nutrition Sciences (Concentration in Thanatology) only need to complete 30 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.

*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

**Students must choose a minimum 6 credits from the following courses: HNSC 3171, HNSC 3181, HNSC 3188, HNSC 5390, ART 3151, CLAS 3244, RELG 3035, HIST 3025, PSYC 3260, SOCY 2402.

***Students must select 15 credits of the following courses: BIOL 3003, BIOL 3004, CHEM 2500 or CHEM 3510, CHEM 3521, CHEM 3522, CHEM 4570, CHEM 4580, PHYS 1100, PHYS 2100, PSYC 1000; PSYC 2810, PSYC 2200.

Additionally, candidates for a B.S. degree with a major in Health and Nutrition Science (Concentration in Thanatology) must complete at least 24 credits in Health and Nutrition Science at Brooklyn College with a grade of C or higher in each course and must have an average GPA of 2.80 in HNSC courses.

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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