B.S. degree program in health and nutrition sciences
HEGIS code 1299
NYS SED program code 85301

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These requirements will become effective as of Fall 2023 semester.
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Degree Requirements (55 - 69 credits)

Health and Nutrition Sciences 3300 or Psychology 3400.

A college-wide minimum of 24 credits in advanced courses in one department must be completed at Brooklyn College with a grade of C or higher in each course.

In addition, all students must complete the requirements in one concentration within the B.S. degree: public health, pre-health professions, thanatology, or foods and nutrition.

The department chairperson or designee may allow substitutions for one or more course requirements, consistent with the educational goals of the program.

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Concentration in public health
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Biology 1001
Chemistry 1040; or 1200 and 1201; or 1050, 1201, and 2060.

All of the following: HNSC 1100, 1200 or 2210, 2100, 2109W, 2120, 2130, 2140, 2183, 3112, 3162, 3330, 4152, 4180, 5100.

With consultation with her/his adviser, the student will select 6 credits of electives drawn from other HNSC courses numbered 2000 and over or the following courses from other departments: ANTH 1100, ANTH 3150, ANTH 3135, ECON 3500, EESC 3750, HIST 3478, KINS 3281, KINS 3285, PHIL 3306, PHIL 3316, POLS 1002, POLS 3415, PSYC 1000, SOCY 1101, SOCY 3202, SUST 1001, WGST 3122, WGST 3501.

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Concentration in pre-health professions
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Biology 1001, 1002

Chemistry 1040; or 1200, 1201, 2200, 2201; or 1050, 2060, 1201, 2200, and 2201.

All of the following: Health and Nutrition Sciences 1100, 1200 or 2210, 2109W, 2120, 2130, 2140, and the fieldwork course HNSC 4180.

A minimum of 6 credits from: Health and Nutrition Sciences 2302, 2303, 2300, 2301, 2100, 2111, 2131, 2150, 2170, 2171, 2180, 2181, 2182, 2183, 2212, 2215, 2220, 2221, 3110, 3111, 3112, 3132, 3150, 3160, 3161, 3162, 3170, 3171, 3180, 3181, 3184, 3186, 3187, 3188, 3230, 3314, 3330, 3505, 4150, 4151, 4152, 4153, 4300, and courses numbered in the 5000's.

A minimum of 15 credits from: BIOL 3003, BIOL 3004, CHEM 2100, CHEM 2500 or CHEM 3510, CHEM 3521, CHEM 3522, CHEM 4570, CHEM 4580, PHYS 1100, PHYS 2100, PSYC 1000; PSYC 2810, PSYC 2200.


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Concentration in thanatology
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Biology 1001, 1002

Chemistry 1040; or 1200, 1201, 2200, 2201; or 1050, 2060, 1201, 2200, and 2201

All of the following: Health and Nutrition Sciences 1100, 1200 or 2210, 2109W, 2140, 2120, 2130, 2140, 3180, 3186, 3187, 3314, and the fieldwork course HNSC 4180.

A minimum of 6 credits from the following courses: Health and Nutrition Sciences 3181, 3188, 3171, 5390, Art 3151, Classics 3244 / Religion Studies 3035 / History 3025, Psychology 3260, Sociology 2402

A minimum of 15 credits from: BIOL 3003, BIOL 3004, CHEM 2100, CHEM 2500 or CHEM 3510, CHEM 3521, CHEM 3522, CHEM 4570, CHEM 4580, PHYS 1100, PHYS 2100, PSYC 1000; PSYC 2810, PSYC 2200


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Recommendation
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Students pursuing a BS with a concentration in pre-health professions or thanatology who are planning to continue into pre-professional health programs (e.g., medicine, nursing, physical therapy, physician assistant), should consult with the Pre-Health Professions program to decide which courses to take for their intended graduate program.
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Concentration in Foods and Nutrition
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Students who complete this concentration will meet the requirements for the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). The program meets the standards set by The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the accrediting body of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and provides the core knowledge requirements necessary for pre-professional practice.

Biology 1010 or Biology 1001 and 1002


Health and Nutrition Sciences 2300 and 2301

All of the following: Health and Nutrition Sciences 2210, 2220, 2221, 2222W, 2223, 2240, 3210, 3230, 3250, 3270, 4213, 4230, 4240, 4241, 4300, 5250

Chemistry 1040; or both 1100 and 2100; or 1050, 2050, and 2100. Students considering health professions schools (e.g. medicine, dentistry, physical therapy), will likely need Chemistry 1100 and 2100. In some cases, students may be specifically advised to take Chemistry 1050, 2050, and 2100. Please check with the Pre-Health Professions advisor.

Chemistry 2500; or both 3510 and 3520; or all of the following courses: CHEM 3511, 3512, 3521, and 3522. Students considering health professions schools (e.g., medicine, dentistry, physical therapy), will likely need to take Chemistry 3511, 3512, 3521 and 3522. Please check with the Pre-Health Professions advisor.