To earn a Hunter College bachelor's degree you'll need a completed major including: 120 credits made up of required courses within your major; Hunter Core Requirements (HCR); elective courses; and at least a 2.0 GPA. It’s challenging work, but we have the resources to help you get it done.
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A major is a concentration of courses in a particular area of study. Choosing your major allows you to go deeply into a subject and focus your education and dictates which classes to take.
Before you have 60 credits, you must declare your major. Be mindful of any pre-requisite courses to declare your major. If your major has a large amount of requirements or selection criteria, you’ll want to do so even sooner.
Use Degree Maps and DegreeWorks to navigate your course choices by major and semester. Meet with your advisor to help make the right major match for you and to ensure your plan keeps you on track to meet your graduation goals.
Course selection is one of the most exciting aspects of college life! Not only will you be exploring interesting subjects, but you will be preparing for success in your career.
Select your courses in 4 easy steps:
Log in to DegreeWorks to view your remaining requirements. This online advisement tool will display your progress toward completing your degree.
Visit the Hunter Catalog. Here, you’ll find the class descriptions and Degree Maps to help you choose your courses.
Take 15 credits per semester (or 30 per year) and avoid dropping or repeating classes, as this may delay graduation.
Register early to avoid disappointment and have a backup plan in case the course you want is already full.
Get Support and Achieve Success
Hunter’s rigorous academic standards are a big part of why you chose to study here, but we know juggling it all can be stressful. We’re here to help you along the way so you can achieve your goals. Here’s just a few of the resources offered at Hunter:
Office of Advising – The office will assign you peer and professional advisors to help walk you through your course choices and help you come up with a strategy for academic success. You will also have a departmental faculty advisor to assist you with anything related to your specific major.
Office of AccessABILITY – For students with disabilities, the office serves to advocate for you and maximize your potential by collaborating with departments and offices across campus.
Student Veteran Services (SVS) – The office supports the student veteran population at Hunter College, including service members, veterans and eligible family members.