Liberal Arts Academy

As a Queensborough student you will focus your education in one of our five nationally recognized Queensborough Academies.

Studying in the Liberal Arts Academy you will learn from professors who are passionate about their subjects – and your future.  The Liberal Arts Academy provides students with the diverse skill set many employers in business, industry and government are looking for in potential employees. They recognize the importance of the "employability skills" the liberal arts provides—skills such as speaking effectively, critical thinking, problem solving, information literacy—and the value of a diverse education.

Faculty-led experiences such as service-learning, writing intensive courses, undergraduate research, as well as the potential for cultural events and field trips to museums and fine arts performances will result in a more focused, impactful education.

From the moment you step onto our campus, you are paired with a personal Queensborough Academy Adviser dedicated to helping you reach your academic and career goals. Your Academy Adviser will guide you through course selection, help you understand degree requirements, assist with career planning and support you through your entire time at Queensborough.

Within your Queensborough Liberal Arts Academy, you will have the opportunity to connect in-class learning with real-world experiences while receiving the highest quality liberal arts education.

Degree Programs

Associate in Arts (A.A.)

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Liberal Arts and Sciences

This program, the College’s most popular choice of study, is the gateway for many careers. The AA degree is HALF of your baccalaureate (BA) degree in the liberal arts and sciences. Get started here for a major in Psychology, English, Sociology, History, Art and many more.

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Childhood Education

This very specific program leads to a dual/joint A.A./B.A. degree that prepares students to enter the bachelor’s degree program in early childhood and elementary education at Queens College. Coursework parallels the first two years at Queens College, and meets all New York State learning standards for teacher education. At the completion of the baccalaureate (BA) degree, students are prepared to teach at the 1-6 grade level.

Associate in Science (A.S.)

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Criminal Justice

Part of the Liberal Arts Academy, the Criminal Justice program prepares students for transfer to John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Upon completion of this articulated degree program, students are prepared for careers in law enforcement, corrections, courts services, security and more. Please see the Justice Academy Peer Mentor Application

Potential Careers / Transfer Paths

What careers can I pursue after Queensborough?

With a degree/certificate from Queensborough Community College, you can achieve extraordinary success in a wide variety of careers. Visit CareerTraQ to get started exploring potential options. Also, visit the Office of Career Services page for valuable resources to aid you in career planning.

Where can I transfer after Queensborough?

Queensborough Community College has transfer agreements with several colleges and universities for you to continue to acquire the skills necessary to succeed in your chosen field. Visit our Transfer Agreements page to learn more.

Academy Sponsored Events

Academy Advisement "Kick-Off"

September 21, 2016

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Thursday, September 22, 2016, 2:10-4:00pm
ISLAMOPHOBIA AND THE LIVES OF MUSLIM YOUTHS IN THE UNITED STATES:
The nationally renowned social psychologist Dr. Michelle Fine will discuss her work on islamophobia and the lives of Muslim youths in the United States.
Location: Library Building, Room 14

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 12:10-2:00pm
CHANGING FACE OF HARLEM: FILM SCREENING AND Q AND A WITH FILMMAKER SHAWN BATEY
Told through the personal accounts of residents, business owners, politicians, developers, and clergy, CHANGING FACE OF HARLEM explores the development and transition of the historic Black community over a ten-year span. The film tackles the pressing issues of class and cultural preservation as the neighborhood struggles to change for the better.
Location: Science Building, Room 111

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 12:10-2:00 pm
CAREER CONVERSATIONS:
A panel of invited speakers will discuss useful information about undergraduate/ graduate education and career paths in liberal arts. They will also share how the skills they have learned in the liberal arts could be applied in real job situations.
Location: Library Building, Room 14

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 12:10-2:00pm
OPEN MIC:
This event will showcase QCC students’ talents and passions related to poetry. The event offers students a venue to present their own creative work publicly and those who are curious about the artistic/literary activity on campus. The event offers a communal environment and promotion of free expression, and aesthetic appreciation.
Location: Library Building, Room 14

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:00am-3:00pm
END-OF-SEMESTER CELEBRATION:
Students concentrating in the Liberal Arts will have a chance to socialize with like-minded individuals and also get advised for the coming semester.
Location: Liberal Arts Academy, Library Building, Room 434

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Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

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

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QPAC: Performing Arts Center

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.

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QCC Art Gallery

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.