Science for Health (A.S.)

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The Department of Science offers an A.S. degree in Science for Health 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.

Transfer Options

BMCC has articulation agreements with CUNY’s Lehman College and Long Island University for students who are majoring in Science for Health 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.

Explore Careers

BMCC is committed to  students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with a career advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.

Explore career paths for Science for Health (pdf)


Science for Health Academic Program Maps

Required Common Core

Flexible Core3

Curriculum Requirements

Choose 11 credits from the following



General Physics
The Science of Food
XXX xxx
General Elective 5

Total Curriculum Requirements
Total Program Requirements


Please note, these requirements are effective for students starting in the 2021-2022 catalog year or later.  Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements, as when you began at BMCC will determine your program requirements.


  1. Some of these credits can be satisfied by taking STEM variants in the Common Core. Students are advised to take the MAT 104 or 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.

Science Department

199 Chambers St, Room N-699
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1305

Office Hours:
9 a.m.-5 p.m