The Department of Science offers an A.S. degree in Science for Health Professions to prepare students to transfer to bachelor degree programs leading to careers in practitioner professions, i.e. dieticians, nutritionists, and exercise practitioners, or upper division/accelerated bachelor degree nursing programs.
BMCC has articulation agreements with CUNY’s Lehman College and Long Island University for students who are majoring in Science for Health Professions and want to continue their studies.
The Lehman programs are for Bachelor’s degrees in Dietetics, Food and Nutrition and Exercise Science. The Long Island University program is for a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science.
Academic Program Maps
- Science for Health Professions (SHP) Program 2 Year Plan (2018-2019)
- Science for Health Professions (SHP) Program 3 Year Plan (2018-2019)
Required Common Core
- 4 CRS.3 HRS.3 LAB HRS.Fundamentals of General, Organic & Biological Chemistry
- This course is a two-semester course sequence that introduces principles and concepts of general, organic and biological chemistry. The laboratory will provide experimental applications of these chemical topics. CHE 121-122 - terms are required. They are liberal arts electives. They are recommended for students intending to transfer to bachelor degree Allied Health Science curricula. CHE 121-122 cannot be granted credit to fulfill degree requirements for Science (A.S.) and Engineering Science (A.S.). CHE 121-122 do not meet the science requirement for the Liberal Arts degree (A.A.).
- This course serves as an introduction to Physics, especially for students who are not science-oriented. A selected number of basic physical ideas are carefully examined and interpreted non-mathematically. The relevance of the scientist and his/her work to the lives of non-scientists is continually examined.
|Choose 7 credits from the following:|
|CHE 125||Fundamentals of Biochemistry||4|
|HED 235||Nutrition for Health5||3|
|SCI 151||The Science of Food||3|
|XXX xxx||General Electives5||15|
1 Some of these credits can be satisfied by taking STEM variants in the Common Core. Students are advised to take the MAT 150 course.
2 Students are required to take CHE 121.
3 No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.
4 Students are required to take BIO 425 and BIO 426.
5 These credits can be satisfied by taking STEM variants in the Common Core.