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Eligibility Requirements

As of Fall 2020, the Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health will be the only degree offered. Students will no longer be admitted to the major titled Community Health. Major admissions is Fall semester only. Qualified students may apply via our online application during the Spring semester if prerequisites will be completed in that semester. See additional major admissions information below. 

Admissions Requirements

  1. Completion of 60 credits at time of admission to the program (courses may still be in progress at time of application).
  2. A combined GPA of 3.0 from all colleges attended
  3. Completion of the following Prerequisite Courses with a grade of "C" or better
    •    English Composition (ENG 12000 or equivalent), 3 cr
    •    Intro to Sociology (SOC 10100 or equivalent), 3 cr
    •    Introductory Psychology OR Anthropology (PSYCH 10000, PSYCH 15000, ANTHC 10100, or equivalent), 3 cr
    •    Introductory level Statistics (STAT 11300 or STAT 21300 [STEM] PSYCH 24800, SOC 24100, ECON 22100, or equivalent), 3 credits
    •    Any lab science, =>4 cr

Also see Hunter's undergraduate admissions page and requirements

Note: While not a prerequisite, NFS 14100, Intro to Nutrition is a major requirement. If you have taken a nutrition course elsewhere that does not transfer to Hunter as equivalent, it will be accepted as satisfying the public health course requirement--please tell us as you not need to take NFS 14100 at Hunter.



The application period for the Fall is early January through April 30, 2021.

Students interested in becoming a Public Health major must complete either applications as follows:

Current Hunter matriculants submit our UPH/PH online major application form open the first week in January-April 30
(use Explorer, Firefox or Safari Browsers vs Chrome, and update Flash.) PH does not accept Hunter's Registrar's paper major selection form.

To complete the application, you must upload electronic transcripts for all colleges attended, even if the courses show on the Hunter transcript, and you must insert your cumulative GPA so have these on in advance.

If you do not complete the application in one sitting, save the link to return to your in-progress application -- do not press Submit until completion.


Non-Hunter (transfer) students must submit 1 application 

1.  CUNY's online Undergraduate Transfer Application and declare Public Health (or Commnity Health if Public Health is not yet listed) as the intended major.
Transfer Application information & tracking:
See CUNY UAPC online instructions, or contact Hunter Undergraduate Admissions

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