Admissions Information

The application process for admissions to the Nutrition and Foods Science major is open to all students that meet the eligibility requirements and prerequisites (see below). Please see the application steps below.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Earned a minimum of 60 credits in liberal arts and sciences
  • All prerequisites must be completed by the end of the summer semester (prior to Fall entry)
  • Must have earned a grade of "C" or better in prerequisite courses
  • Minimum GPA 2.8


  • Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab (BIOL 120 or its equivalent: 4 or 4.5cr)
  • Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab (BIOL 122 or its equivalent: 4 or 4.5cr equivalent)
  • General Chemistry or Essentials of General Chemistry with Lab (CHE 100-101 or its equivalent: 4 or 4.5cr)
  • Organic Chemistry with Lab (CHE 120-121 or its equivalent: 4 or 4.5cr)
  • Microbiology (BIOL 230 or its equivalent: 3 cr)
  • Statistics or Elementary Probability and Statistics (STAT 113 or its equivalent)
  • Food Science I (NFS 131 or its equivalent: 3 cr)
  • Introduction to Nutrition equivalent (NFS 141 or its equivalent: 3 cr)

Information about General Hunter College admission requirements.

All prospective students are encouraged to attend an Information Session. For additional inquiries, contact Dr. Khursheed Navder, NFS Program Director or

Application Process

-Admission to the program occurs once a year, in the Fall semester.

-Official transcripts of all high school and previous colleges (if applicable) are required

-TOEFL is required if undergraduate degree is from a country where the official language is a language other than English

-Proof of Immunization is required. You can download the form at A copy of a non-Hunter form confirming the required immunization is acceptable (WHO card, employer form, or form submitted to another college.) The form is not required of CUNY students if it was previously submitted to Hunter College.

1.  By February 1 : All applicants, including current Hunter College students , must file an Undergraduate Transfer Application online at:

2. All official transcripts and supporting documents must be sent directly to:

University Application Processing Center
PO Box 359023
Brooklyn, NY 11235-9023

*The application fee is waived for currently registered degree or non-degree CUNY students. The fee for official CUNY transcripts is also waived for current CUNY students.
-Non-Hunter applicants who have not yet met all nutrition prerequisite requirements and who wish to complete the requirements at Hunter should declare an alternative major, such as liberal arts and science, on the Transfer Application.

-An additional Transfer Application will need to be completed during the last semester of the prerequisites in order to officially apply to the NFS  BS major.

-An overall GPA of 2.8 is required for consideration.  It is a combined grade point average from all post-secondary institutions attended. Because of the competitive nature of the applicant pool and the small size of the incoming class, the admission process may favor applicants with an overall GPA greater than 2.8. Students who have completed 30 credits at Hunter College or at another City University institution at the time of application will be given priority in the selection process.

-Applications that arrive after February 1 will be considered on a space availability basis.

Application Status

-CUNY students with an earned AA or AS degree do not need to fulfill the Hunter GER (General Education Requirements) but must have fulfilled the other course prerequisites required for the NFS major before applying. Transfer students who have not earned a degree, or who have earned an Associate's from a non-CUNY institution are required to complete the Hunter GER requirements in order to graduate. 

-Those with completed applications by the deadline date can expect to be notified no later than May 1. -Students planning to apply for admission should attend a group information session for prospective students held every October and February. For additional information contact Dr. Khursheed Navder, Ph.D., R.D. or

2180 Third Ave NYC 10035
(212) 396-7729