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Suggested Courses

When considering classes for a graduate health profession program, students are encouraged to demonstrate a well rounded academic education by completing courses in the social sciences and the humanities.

In addition to the recommended science classes: Genetics, Evolution, and Microbiology, students are also advised to study such courses which improve language arts and critical thinking.
Please see the course descriptions on the Department webpages:

  • BIOL 286 - Cell Biology
  • CHEM 371 - Bio Chemistry
  • SOC 205 or PSYCH 107 - Statistics
  • SOC 212W - Sociological Analysis (Writing Intensive)
  • SOC 222 - Social Welfare as a Social Institution
  • SOC 227 - Sociology of Medicine
  • SOC 229 - Sociology of Health and Illness
  • SOC 289 - Sociology of Death and Dying
  • PHIL 104 - Ethics

Urban Studies - URBST - required for Urban Studies*

  • URBST 101 Urban Poverty and Affluence*
  • URBST 103 Urban Diversity
  • URBST 132 The US Health System*
  • URBST 202 race, Ethnicity and Immigration
  • URBST 220 Public Health Policy and Practice
  • URBST 231 Cities and Social Medicine*
  • URBST 232 Health and Policy-Making
  • URBST 235 Urban Epidemics: TB to AIDs
  • URBST 238 Women and Health
  • URBST 252 The Changing Urban Environment
  • URBST 265 Special topics: Urban Waste Systems, Urban Food Systems


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Fall & Spring: (M-F) 9 am-4:30 pm
Summer: (M-Th): 9 am-4:30 pm
Science Building, Room B338
Phone: 718-997-3470

Director and Advisor: Valli Cook
Part Time Advisor: Mika Vesanen
Office Assistant: Helen Wonahuadam
Office Assistant: Xiomara Guzmanacha

Students should meet with a Health Professions advisor at least once each semester.


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