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 the Science and Statistics prerequisites and a "B" or better in Introductory Food Science (NFS 131) and Nutrition (NFS 141) 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

For additional information, please view our presentation <pptx>.

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. Submit a CUNY “Undergraduate Transfer Application” online:   (Note: Even if you are an existing Hunter student you need to complete this transfer application.)   Please be aware that CUNY charges a $70 application fee. This fee is waived for current CUNY students.   DEADLINE: February 1, 2015
  2. Complete and submit the E-Advisement form. You will receive a confirmation email within one week of its receipt.   DEADLINE: February 1, 2016

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

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

Follow the instructions at:

Applications received after the filing deadline will be considered on a space available basis.

Admission to the Nutrition & Food Science major is a competitive, selective process.
Admission to the NFS major is in the FALL only.

Application Status

The UAPC processes applications for both Hunter and non-Hunter applicants. You should be notified of the decision status via email within 6-8 weeks of receipt of a completed application.

You may inquire into your status at the UAPC online site or by contacting UAPC via email or phone. 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. The office of CUNY School of Public Health is not informed of application status.

Email: ,Telephone:(212) 997-CUNY (2869)

2180 Third Ave NYC 10035
(212) 396-7729