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How do I declare Human Biology?  Can I declare Human Biology?  I have a question about declaring, whom do I ask?

You should come to an advising appointment to discuss Hum Bio major declaration.  See HERE for advising.

 

What is the best way for me to keep informed about the Human Biology Major?  How does the program disseminate information?

Join the listserv HERE and read the website.

 

When/Where are your office hours?  When/Where can I meet you?  Can I have an appointment?

Advising hours and rooms are listed HERE.  You do not need to double check about these.

 

Is there Peer Advising?

Yes, see the Peer Advising schedule HERE.

 

What classes count toward the major?

Check the catalog HERE and also see the list of available classes HERE which can help you choose classes for the upcoming semester.

 

Can I e-permit or transfer a course?

Human Biology does not have rules about this over and above the general Hunter / CUNY rules.  50% of your Human Biology Major credits must be taken at Hunter (18 credits).  

IMPORTANT NOTE: Many non-Hunter BIOL equivalents are less than 4.5 credits. The overall credit count for the Human Biology major must be 36 credits.  Therefore, if your e-permited or transferred BIOL courses are less than 4.5 credits each, you will likely need to add credits to the major to get to 36.  You can do this in different ways (e.g. taking an additional track class, taking a 4.5 credit track class, completing an internship or independent study, or taking additional semester of the alternate BIOL sequence) but you should see your Advisor for specifics of your particular case.

 

Can I do Credit/No Credit for a Hum Bio Major course?

Human Biology does not have rules about this over and above the general Hunter / CUNY rules.  If you have a Credit grade in the Human Biology Core, it will be calculated as a 2.0 into the GPA requirement.

 

Is e-permitting or doing C/NC a "good idea" or a "bad idea"?

It is difficult to answer this sort of question definitively.  Come to advising hours to discuss or speak with your advisor in Advising Services.  You may also wish to discuss this with the Pre-Health Advisor, if you are pre-health.

 

What advice is there for registering?

Make sure that you register as soon as you possibly can, i.e. ON your registration date.  You should come to advising hours BEFORE your registration date to discuss your course plan.

 

A specific course is closed, how can I register?

You can join the wait list (if one is offered), you can check CUNYFirst daily to see if a seat opens up, and/or you can request an overtally from the faculty teaching the course.

 

How/When do I register for the Capstone (HMBIO40100)?

Students can request to take the Capstone only after they have taken ANTHP105 and 21 credits towards the major, typically this will be your "senior year" (after your 90th credit).  Each registration period, a message will be sent to the listserv with instructions for how to request permission.

 

How do I register for COMHE or NFS courses?

Each registration period, a message will be sent to the listserv with instructions.  Typically, some COMHE and NFS courses will allow declared Hum Bio students to register while others will have a wait list.

 

How can I find information on Internships?

Look HERE, at the INTERNSHIP page.

 

What is the HUMAN BIOLOGY SENIOR CAPSTONE, HMBIO401?

This is the “capstone class” for the major.  It is a seminar style course that addresses some of the key contemporary topics and debates in human biology from multiple vantage points.  Work includes critical discussion of media and books related to human biology.  Students also will work on a capstone project.   See the info on prerequisites and how to register in the FAQ above.

How do I better understand the different parts of my DegreeWorks page?  How do I know what I need to complete my major according to DW?  How do I use the DW “What if?” (which can tell me how my current courses would fit into the Human Biology Major)?

Well, here is the DegreeWorks FAQ: 
None of this necessarily replaces a meeting with your advisor from Advising Services or from HumBio!


Is there a Human Biology Student Club?

Not yet!

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