Health and Nutrition Sciences, B.S. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2019-2020

First Year

Fall Classes - 14 credits Credits Spring Classes - 16.5 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 BIOL 1001: General Biology 2
Major (Also fulfills Pathways College Option)
4.5
HNSC 1100: Personal and Community Health
Major
3 HNSC 1200: Fundamentals of Nutrition
Major
3
    HNSC Elective*
Major
3

Second Year

Fall Classes - 14 credits Credits Spring Classes - 16.5 credits Credits
HNSC 2130: Health and Human Ecology
Major
3 World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core
3
HNSC 2140: Introduction to the U.S. Health System and Policy
Major
3 Individual & Society
Pathways Flexible Core
3
HNSC 2300: Human Physiology
Major (Also fulfills Pathways College Option; students going into the health professions?e.g., nursing, physician assistant, physical therapy, etc.? should take KINS 3281 and 3285 instead of HNSC 2300 and 2301.)
3 HNSC 2109W: Principles in Health Sciences
Major
3
HNSC 2301: Physiology Laboratory
Major
2 HNSC Elective*
Major
3
HNSC Elective*
Major
3 BIOL 1002: General Biology 2
Major
4.5

Third Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 17 credits Credits
Scientific World
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3
HNSC 2120: Introduction to Epidemiology
Major
4 Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3
BIOL 3003: Microbiology
Major
3 HNSC 3300: Introduction to Biostatistics for the Health Sciences
Major
3
BIOL 3004: Microbiology Laboratory
Major
2 CHEM 2500: Organic Chemistry for Health-related Professions
Major
5
HNSC Elective*
Major
3 HNSC Elective**
Major
3

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 12 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
HNSC 4180: Community Health Service I
Major
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
HNSC Elective**
Major
3 General Elective
General Elective
3
General Elective
General Elective
3    

Degree Details

33 Pathways Credits*

72 Major Credits

15 General Elective Credits

Students may apply a minor towards their 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 Health Science) major includes three courses (CHEM 1040, BIOL 1001, and HNSC 2300) that also satisfy Pathways requirements. Therefore, students majoring in Health and Nutrition Sciences (Concentration in Health Science) 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.

*Students must choose four of the following courses: HNSC 2100, HNSC 2111, HNSC 2131, HNSC 2150, HNSC 2170, HNSC 2171, HNSC 2180, HNSC 2181, HNSC 2182, HNSC 2215, HNSC 2220, HNSC 2221, HNSC 3110, HNSC 3112, HNSC 3161, HNSC 3170, HNSC 3171, HNSC 3230, HNSC 3314.

**Students must choose two of the following courses: HNSC 2183, HNSC 2212, HNSC 3111, HNSC 3132, HNSC 3150, HNSC 3160, HNSC 3162, HNSC 3180, HNSC 3181, HNSC 3184, HNSC 3186, HNSC 3187, HNSC 3188, HNSC 3505, HNSC 4150, HNSC 4151, HNSC 4152, HNSC 4153, HNSC 4300, any HNSC 5000-level course.

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.

Students going into the health professions (e.g., nursing, physician assistant, physical therapy, etc.) should take KINS 3281 and 3285 instead of HNSC 2300 and 2301.

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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