Liberal Arts and Sciences – Urban Studies


Purpose and Content

  • The Urban Studies Concentration is an interdisciplinary program that includes topics pertaining to the life of cities and their citizens from the perspectives of history, social sciences, and the humanities. It also offers opportunities for students to earn credit for real-world experience by participating in the Urban Studies Internship Program.

Transfer and Career Opportunities

  • This program prepares students to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Urban Studies, Urban Planning and Policy, and Pre-Law Studies. It also provides the foundations for pursuing careers in public policy and affairs, government, and public service areas.

Advisement Notes

Key Courses in Common Core

  • I.A. EN101 and EN102
  • I.B. Math/Quant Reasoning
  • I.C. Life & Physical Sciences
  • II.A. World Cultures/Global Issues: HI110, 111 or 112
  • II.B. U.S. Experience/Diversity: HI125, HI129, HI136
  • II.C. Creative Expression
  • II.D. Individual and Society: SOCY101, 125, 220, 240, 270; CRIM101
  • II.E. Scientific World

Suggested First Semester

CoursePathways DesignationCredits
EN 101 I.A 3
MA or Lab Science I.B or I.C 3
HI 125, 129 or 136 II.B 3
SOCY 101 II.D 3
Scientific World Course II.E 3

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.