About the School of Health Sciences
Hunter’s Institute of Health Sciences, dedicated to the educational preparation of a range of health care professionals, opened its doors on East 106th Street in 1968. Six years later, the Institute became the School of Health Sciences and moved downtown to the Brookdale Health Science Center at East 25th Street, located in close proximity to many of New York’s major health care facilities. The Hunter College School of Health Sciences offers an undergraduate program in Medical Laboratory Sciences and a graduate program in Communication Sciences. The health professions complex provides students with fully equipped laboratories, computer and media facilities, a speech and hearing clinic and a library, as well as recreational facilities, a cafeteria and an on-site dormitory. Hunter’s School of Health Sciences prepares liberal arts educated professionals to enter and advance in health-related careers. These professionals will provide evaluation and clinical management of health-related conditions. The school’s programs of study provide unique educational, research, and clinical and community service oriented opportunities to students.
The undergraduate program offered at the Hunter College School of Health Sciences is
Medical Laboratory Sciences - BS
Medical Laboratory Sciences
Brookdale Campus West 700A
(212) 481-4442, 4502
Web site: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/schoolhp/mls/index.htm
Course Offerings for Undergraduate Students in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
Degrees in communication sciences and environmental and occupational health sciences are not offered at the undergraduate level. Electives may be taken in environmental and occupational health sciences. For further information on environmental and occupational health sciences, call the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College at (212) 481-7569.
Note: Physical therapy and audiology are now doctoral programs offering the DPT and the AudD respectively. They are administered by the Graduate Center of The City University of New York. Consult the Graduate Center Web site at http://web.gc.cuny.edu/ClinicalDoctoral/index.htm
Admission to Health Sciences Program
Students enter the School of Health Sciences after completion of a minimum of 60 college credits. All applicants, including those currently enrolled at Hunter College who wish to apply to Community Health Education and Nutrition and Food Science, BS degree in the Urban Public Health Program, must file a City University of New York (CUNY) transfer (Advanced Standing) application. The application may be obtained at Hunter’s 68th Street Campus in the college’s Welcome Center, Room 100 Hunter North, (212) 947-4490; at CUNY’s Office of Admission Services, 1114 Avenue of the Americas, New York NY 10036, (212) 927-2869, at all CUNY campuses, and online at http://www.cuny.edu. You can also apply online at www.cuny.edu; click on Prospective Students.
If you are applying by mail, the transfer application and required supporting academic records must be mailed to the University Application Processing Center, PO Box 359023, Brooklyn, NY 11235-9023 between January 1 and March 1 for the fall semester, and between September 1 and November 1 for those programs with spring admissions. Applications received after the deadline are not given priority consideration and are processed on a space-available basis.
Applicants with completed applications by the deadline date can expect to be notified no later than May 1 for the fall semester and by December 1 for the spring semester. Students who have not completed the prerequisite course requirements to be considered for admission to one of these undergraduate programs in the School of Health Sciences may wish to transfer to Hunter College as liberal arts and science students. These students should follow the same transfer admission processes detailed above.
The requirements for consideration for admission to program in the School of Health Sciences are as follows:
Medical Laboratory Sciences Completion of 60 credits; minimum GPA of 2.5; one year of general chemistry with lab; one year of general biology with lab. Hunter College students applying to Medical Laboratory Sciences should contact the program, preferably in the semester before they wish to enter, or earlier if they have questions. Qualified students will receive the Major/Minor form that allows them to declare Medical Laboratory Sciences as their major, usually at their first academic advisement session. Students not currently at Hunter College should file a transfer application as stated under Admissions (above).
Course of Study Candidates for the BS degree complete a total of 120 credits and are exempt from the college’s foreign language requirement. In addition to the special requirements of Medical Laboratory Sciences, all candidates for graduation must also complete a Hunter-wide General Education Requirement that is explained in detail in the General Education section of this catalog. We recommend that students complete most General Education Requirements before they enter any of the programs in the School of Health Sciences.
Scholastic Requirements Student grades are reviewed each semester to determine eligibility for remaining in programs of the School of Health Sciences. Each student must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 for each semester and a grade of C or better in each major course. Major courses must be taken for letter grades except, at the discretion of the program director, for clinic, field or independent study. Program permission is required in order to register for most courses offered at the School of Health Sciences. Permit forms are authorized by program advisers during the pre-registration and registration periods.
Administration and Faculty
1010 Brookdale Campus West
Brookdale Health Science Center
425 East 25th Street New York, NY 10010
Marilyn Iris Auerbach
Web site: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/schoolhp/shs/index.htm
Faculty of the School of Health Sciences
HEGIS Code: 1223