school of education

UTEP (Undergraduate Teacher Education Pathway) programs at Hunter College prepare prospective teachers to serve as highly effective educators, and provide opportunities to work with children of diverse backgrounds, abilities, and interests within an array of educational settings in New York State.


A student who completes an undergraduate School of Education program fulfills the academic requirements for New York State Initial Certification. All students in an education major or minor at Hunter must also fulfill both the Hunter Core requirement and the requirements for a liberal arts or sciences major.


Their programs provide teacher candidates with knowledge on how to:


  • Manage their educational setting to provide effective instruction for all students.

  • Design lessons and units of work for students and to adapt their instruction to students’ prior knowledge and level of skill.

  • Use research-based theories and methods of teaching students with special needs, including special education students and English language learners.

  • Learn to create humane and ethical learning communities in which all students receive the support they need to achieve academically.

  • Learn to communicate effectively with parents, families, community members, and other members of the school faculty and staff in order to provide this support.

  • Master the use of technology as a tool for teaching.

  • Reflect on teaching practice in order to strengthen work with students and grow as professionals.

  • Gain expertise in analyzing and using assessments of student achievement to guide and inform instruction.

roosevelt house

Two undergraduate programs are offered at Roosevelt House:


Human Rights


This program is geared for students who are passionate about addressing human rights problems intelligently and constructively, whether as advocates, scholars, researchers or informed citizens. Via academic study and hands-on experience, students have the opportunity to explore both the theoretical and practical underpinnings of current human rights debates.

General Requirements:

  • 15 credit minor or 24 credit certificate in Human Rights

  • They hold events facilitated by Roosevelt House


Public Policy


The Roosevelt House public policy program prepares students by providing essential research and analytical skills that are important goals of a strong liberal arts education. Our graduates are unique: they span many majors from Anthropology to Political Science, Women & Gender Studies to Biology. Students have an opportunity to interact first-hand with policy experts and practitioners, both in the classroom and outside, and learn how policies are created, how communities come together to demand change, who benefits from specific policies, and how public policy impacts can be best measured.

General Requirements:

  • 18 credit minor or 27 credit certificate in Public Policy

  • Hold special events

  • Need to maintain 3.0 GPA and receive a B or higher in all public policy courses

bellevue school of nursing

The Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing is located at Hunter College’s Brookdale Health Science Center at 425 East 25th Street in Manhattan, near Bellevue Hospital. The School’s mission is to provide quality nursing education to promote health and provide care to culturally diverse, urban, and global communities through research, scholarship, and service. The School’s programs combine liberal and professional education with a humanistic and comprehensive approach to health care. 



Bachelor of Science - BS

•  Nursing Accelerated 2nd Degree Program

  • For students who have already achieved a baccalaureate degree in another field of study and wish to transition into a nursing career

•  Nursing Generic Program

  • For students who do not have an RN license

•  Nursing RN-to-BS

  • For students who have completed a nursing program and have received or are about to receive a current RN license to practice professional nursing in New York State

•  QB/Hunter RN to BS Nursing

  • For AAS graduates from Queensborough Community College who have their RN license to practice in New York State to enter Hunter in their junior year to take nursing courses to complete their BS degree


Associate in Applied Science/Bachelor of Science

•  Nursing Dual Degree: Hunter/Queensborough Community College

  • Early entry into the RN-to-BS program for students at Queensborough Community College

school of urban public health

Hunter College’s School of Urban Public Health educates students to contribute to improving urban health by addressing problems such as HIV, substance abuse, asthma, obesity, under-nutrition, violence, heart disease and cancer. The school offers undergraduate programs in Community Health and Nutrition and Food Science.


Community Health

This program is designed to prepare students for work in community-based and human rights organizations, family planning clinics, mental health centers, homeless shelters, research centers, media organizations, as well as in city, state and national health departments.


Nutrition and Food Science

The major prepares students to work in a variety of career settings. NFS majors can work with athletes, weight control and fitness programs, special groups like WIC (Women, Infants & Children) in community settings, food service industries like hotels, airlines, universities, food service chains, and industrial cafeterias. Graduates can become food science technical specialists and conduct research, development and quality control of food products for food companies. It is also possible to use foods and nutrition knowledge for jobs in advertising, marketing and in the mass media. Students can become consultants to television programs, or write articles on food for newspapers. Students may take steps after graduation to enter a graduate didactic program in dietetics (DPD) at Hunter or elsewhere to become registered dietitians (RD), or pursue graduate study in allied health, social work, scientific research, or other human service professions. 


For Information, Contact:

Nzinga Ajani


Silberman Campus, 119th Street, 5th fl, Dean’s Suite -or-

silberman school of social work

The Hunter College School of Social Work is the largest and oldest public graduate school of social work in New York City. The School’s mission is to promote excellence in social work practice by preparing knowledgeable, ethical, and highly competent social work leaders for a variety of professional roles and settings. The School promotes community-engaged and practice-based scholarship that pursues policy and practice solutions to real world problems, thereby reinforcing the strengths of people and the communities in which they live, in New York and other major urban areas.


Bachelor of Social Work

The BSW Program is open to matriculated Hunter College students with a credit range of 55 - 80 credits. The program offers students the opportunity to link theory and practice by participating in a robust curriculum and established field placements.


The BSW Program will prepare undergraduate students to become knowledgeable, caring front line workers in areas of Child Welfare and Care Coordination; and it will prepare them to enter Master of Social Work (MSW) programs with advanced standing in the future. 


Contact Info:


Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College

2180 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10035 (119th Street & 3rd Ave.)

Office of the Dean: (212) 396-7600

school of arts and sciences

Hunter College’s School of Arts and Sciences provides students with opportunities to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Besides stimulating and challenging courses, the School encourages students to study abroad, participate in internship programs, and advising resources (including pre-professional advising in business, health, and law) help students plan and prepare for their careers after graduation. 


As the largest academic unit within Hunter College, the School consists of more than 450 full-time faculty members in 26 departments and several interdisciplinary programs, and enrolls more than 15,000 undergraduate and more than 1,500 graduate students. All the major academic disciplines in the arts and sciences are represented in the school but students also participate in interdisciplinary programs such as Asian American Studies, Comparative Literature, Human Biology, Jewish Studies, and Religion. In cooperation with Hunter College’s Roosevelt House, the School vigorously supports interdisciplinary programs in Human Rights and Public Policy.


Contact Info: 


Office of the Dean

812 East

(212) 772-5121



Andrew Polsky

(212) 772-5121


pre-professional programs

Students interested in preparing for careers in law, medicine, engineering, social work, nursing or other health professions, should contact the appropriate advisor:

Pre-Business Advising

Pre-Law Advising

Pre-Social Work

Pre-Health Advising