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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
  • URBST 132 - The American Health System/Introduction to Health Services and Policy
  • URBST 220 - Public Health Policy and Practice
  • 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


 Office Information

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 Chair: Valli Cook
Pre Health 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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