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Admissions Information (BS)

The BS Nutrition Program admits Hunter and transfer students at the junior or senior level for both fall and spring semester enrollment. All applicants must meet NFS prerequisite and eligibility requirements. Approximately 35 students are accepted each year. A competitive program, satisfying minimum major admissions requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is typically offered to applicants with strong cumulative and prerequisite course GPAs.

Students in the NYC metropolitan area are encouraged to attend an NFS-BS Information Session to obtain in-depth program information, review the admissions process, and to meet faculty. These sessions are offered once or twice per semester and posted on the Nutrition and UPH websites and in the Info Session rsvp form.

Following review of our website and the admissions process, if you have questions, please contact Nzinga Ajani, NFS prospective student contact, via email or phone (212-396-7729). If a former or current CUNY student, kindly include your Cuny First EMPLID in all communications.


Eligibility Requirements

  • 60 earned credits as of the start of the major
  • Completion of all prerequisites prior to entering the program
  • Earned grade of “C” or better in the Science and Statistics prerequisites, and a “B” or better in Intro to Food Science (NFS 13100) and Into to Nutrition (NFS 14100) courses or equivalents
  • Minimum GPA 2.8


  • Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab - BIOL 12000 or equivalent: 4 or 4.5 cr
  • Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab - BIOL 12200 or equivalent: 4 or 4.5 cr
  • General Chemistry or Essentials of General Chemistry with Lab - CHE 10000 & 10100 or equivalent: 4 (or more) cr
     (Students eventually interested in pre-med sciences, including PT, may want to consider CHEM 10200,10400 & 10600. See Chemistry’s online catalog for more information)
  • Organic Chemistry with Lab - CHE 12000 & 12100 or equivalent: 4 (or more) cr
  • Microbiology - BIOL 23000 or equivalent: 3 cr
  • Statistics or Elementary Probability and Statistics - any STAT course 100 level or higher: 3 cr
  • Food Science I - NFS 13100 or equivalent: 3 cr
  • Introduction to Nutrition - NFS 14100 or equivalent: 3 cr (Note: most transferred Health Ed (HE ###) courses are not equivalent

Note: six (6) credits (3 credits each) of a 100-level or higher Economics and Psychology course, defined as ‘allied health,’ is required for the NFS major. These courses can be completed before, during, or after completion of major coursework. In addition, if required, students must complete the Hunter Focus Foreign Language/Global requirement. For Hunter Focus questions, please see Hunter's online Core/Focus information or contact Hunter Academic Advising at the main (68th Street) campus.

Hunter Focus & Course Equivalency Links

Information about General Hunter College admission requirements
Course equivalency evaluation table for non-CUNY transfers (if your college is not listed, please contact t Hunter Academic Advising ).
Click here for information on CUNY to CUNY transfers.

Application Process

For all students:

  • Applications for the Spring 2019 semester are now being accepted through November 30, 2018 .

For current Hunter matriculated students, only ONE (1) application is required:

  • Complete and submit the UPH/NFS online application by the November 30 deadline.  You will need a copy of your Hunter unofficial transcript (and transcript/s from any other college/s attended) to successfully complete the application. 
    Hunter’s major/minor declaration form is not accepted to apply for the NFS major.

  • Application Deadline: November 30, 2018.


For students transferring to Hunter College, TWO (2) applications are required:

  • Complete and submit the UPH/NFS online application. You will need a copy of unofficial transcript(s) from all colleges attended to complete the application.
    Note: Hunter’s major/minor declaration form is not accepted to apply for the NFS major.

Other Required Documentation

Proof of Immunization. If accepted to Hunter, submit Hunter’s immunization form (alternatively, Hunter accepts other forms, such as those from an employer, another college attended, or a WHO card).
**The form is not required if it was previously submitted to another CUNY college.

Completion of the new NewYork State meningitis section delineated on Hunter’s form is required, and can be completed online, if not included on a submitted non-Hunter immunization form. See the Wellness Center immunization page for the link.

Application Status

Review of applications will begin in late October-early November, with final or conditional (for students completing prerequsites) acceptance decisions made:

  • within a month of submitting the application for current Hunter students
  • by third week of December for transfer students

Major Admittance Decision:

All applicants will receive an email from UPH/NFS regarding acceptance. If accepted, please email with your commitment to begin the major. In addition, students with conditional acceptance must email Prof. Ming Yeh ( with an electronic transcript showing successful completion of outstanding prerequisites. The revised GPA must meet NFS admittance requirements to unconditionally enter the major.

Note: the CUNY Central application service, UAPC, processes transfer applications. You can track your application's progress online as described on their website. Please address all transfer application questions directly to UAPC via email or phone as given on their website. You will need to provide your full name, social security number or CUNY application identification number, date of birth, and the semester for which you are applying. If accepted to Hunter, you will receive a welcome email from Hunter Admissions with information and links important to new students.

Telephone: UAPC (212) 997-CUNY (2869)

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