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Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012 
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012


Hunter College of the City University of New York

Hunter College is part of The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation’s largest urban university. CUNY comprises 11 senior colleges, seven community colleges, a graduate school, a school of professional studies, a school of journalism and a law school.

Known for its rich and academically rigorous environment, Hunter College takes pride in a curriculum as diverse and wideranging as its community. Hunter faculty and students come from virtually every nation and culture in the world, enriching the Hunter community and the city with their myriad perspectives and experiences. The college seeks to help its students broaden their outlook on the world, achieve success in their chosen professions and fulfill their personal, academic and civic potential.

Originally called The Normal College, the school was founded in 1870 by Thomas Hunter to educate young women who wished to be teachers. Today Hunter is a coeducational, fully accredited college with a large, distinguished faculty in the liberal arts and sciences and in its professional schools. Hunter offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees and enrolls more than 22,000 students, making it the largest senior college in CUNY.

The college consists of six schools: the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, the School of Health Sciences and the Silberman School of Social Work. They offer more than 55 undergraduate programs, which lead to the degrees of bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of fine arts and bachelor of music as well as 14 dual bachelor’s/master’s programs and scores of graduate programs. Each program of study provides students with skills to attain competence in a specialized field and a foundation of general knowledge. The fields of concentration may be chosen from the general areas of the fine arts, the humanities, the language arts, the sciences, the social sciences and the applied arts and sciences, as well as in professional areas in accounting, education, health sciences and nursing. A new post-baccalaureate program in health careers preparation is available for students interested in taking coursework required for admission to schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, veterinary science, etc.

Graduate students may matriculate in any one of over 70 master’s degree programs in the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, the CUNY School of Public Health, the School of Health Sciences, the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing and the Silberman School of Social Work. In addition, the graduate programs in teacher education and nursing include courses leading to post-master’s certificates in several different areas. Details of the graduate programs are available in the graduate catalog, at the Hunter College Welcome Center (Room 100 North Building), in the offices of the deans of each area, in the Wexler Library and on the Web at

The Hunter College Campus Schools are devoted to the education of gifted students who reside in New York City. Opportunities are provided for students to engage in critical thinking and creative endeavors in an atmosphere of intellectual inquiry. Educational research and teacher education projects are features of collaboration with the School of Education at Hunter College. The elementary school (K to Grade 6) and the high school (Grades 7-12) model different educational strategies and serve as demonstration schools for students and teachers. For additional information, contact Kyla Kupfer, Acting Director, at (212) 860-4586 or by e-mail at

Manhattan Hunter Science High School, which graduated its first class in June 2007, is a science-focused early college high school funded in part by the Gates Foundation. It is a joint venture of Hunter and the New York City Department of Education. Students take college courses at Hunter during their junior and senior years. Many will pursue baccalaureate studies at Hunter and other City University colleges. 


The programs of Hunter College are registered by the Regents of the State of New York. The college is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Individual programs are recognized and accredited by their national bodies. These are: the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education; the Council on Social Work Education; the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing; the Planning Accreditation Board of the American Planning Association, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and the American Institute of Certified Planners; the Council on Rehabilitation Education; the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; the Council on Education for Public Health; the American Dietetic Association Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education; the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy; the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

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Hunter College of The City University of New York

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