Pathways Gateway Courses into Majors

Biology

Pathways Gateway Course Corresponding Course at Queensborough
  Course Prefix/Number Course Title
Introductory Majors Biology (Molecular and Cellular Biology) BI 201 General Biology I
Introductory Majors Biology (Organismic Biology) BI 202 General Biology II
General Chemistry I CH 151 General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II CH 152 General Chemistry II
Pre-calculus MA 440 Pre-Calculus Mathematics

Note: CUNY colleges differ in the sequencing of their two Introductory Biology courses. A faculty committee outlined topics to be covered in each course. One course will cover Cellular and Molecular Biology, while the other course will cover Organismic Biology. The order in which the sequence is offered is to be left to the discretion of each college.

Business

Pathways Gateway Course Corresponding Course at Queensborough
  Course Prefix/Number Course Title
Introduction to Computer Information Systems and Technologies BU 512 Introduction to Information Systems and Technology
Fundamentals of Business Law BU 301 Business Law
Introduction to Microeconomics ECON 102 Introduction to Microeconomics
Introduction to Macroeconomics ECON 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics

Note: Each college with a Business major will offer “Introduction to Microeconomics” or “Introduction to Macroeconomics,” with some colleges offering both courses. Colleges that currently require only one of these courses will accept either course as fulfilling an incoming transfer student’s gateway requirement. Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Pathways Gateway Course Corresponding Course at Queensborough
  Course Prefix/Number Course Title
Introduction to Law Enforcement CRIM 201 Policing
Introduction to Criminal Justice CRIM 101 Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System
Criminology CRIM 102 Criminology

Economics

Pathways Gateway Course Corresponding Course at Queensborough
  Course Prefix/Number Course Title
Introduction to Macroeconomics ECON 101 Introduction to Macroeconomics
Introduction to Microeconomics ECON 102 Introduction to Microeconomics
Introductory Statistics BU 203 Principles of Statistics

English

Pathways Gateway Course Corresponding Course at Queensborough
  Course Prefix/Number Course Title
English Composition EN 101 English Composition I
Introduction to Literature EN 102 English Composition II
Introduction to Literary Studies EN 230 Introduction to Literary Studies

Note: “Introduction to Literature” includes three options, of which each college would adopt only one: “Introduction to World Literature,” “Introduction to Writing about Literature,” or “Introduction to English, American, or Anglophone Literature.”

Nursing

Pathways Gateway Course Corresponding Course at Queensborough
  Course Prefix/Number Course Title
Anatomy and Physiology I BI 301 Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II BI 302 Anatomy and Physiology II
Introduction to Psychology PSYC 101 Psychology
Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning MA 119 College Algebra
English Composition EN 101 English Composition I

Psychology

Pathways Gateway Course Corresponding Course at Queensborough
  Course Prefix/Number Course Title
Introduction to Psychology PSYC 101 Psychology
Abnormal Psychology PSYC 230 Abnormal Psychology
Personality Psychology PSYC 250 Personality
Child Development PSYC 215 Child Development
Lifespan Development PSYC 220 Human Growth and Development

Note: The Psychology major committee recommended the following: “Introduction to Psychology;” either “Abnormal Psychology” or “Personality Psychology;” either “Child Development” or “Lifespan Development.” The committee noted that some colleges offer both “Abnormal Psychology” and “Personality Psychology,” and some colleges offer both “Child Development” and “Lifespan Development.” In these cases a college may accept both courses toward the major. Political Science

Political Science

Pathways Gateway Course Corresponding Course at Queensborough
  Course Prefix/Number Course Title
Introduction to American Government PLSC 101 American Government and Politics
Introduction to Political Science PLSC N/A – will  be developed
Urban Politics PLSC N/A – will  be developed
Global Issues/Issues in International Relations PLSC 180 American Foreign Policy

Note: Each college with a Political Science major will offer at least three of these courses and will accept any of these four courses for credit toward major requirements.

Sociology

Pathways Gateway Course Corresponding Course at Queensborough
  Course Prefix/Number Course Title
Introduction to Sociology SOCY 101 Sociology
Social Institutions SOCY 230 Sociology of the Family
Social Institutions SOCY 220 Urban Sociology
Social Institutions SOCY 275 Media and Society
Social Inequality SOCY 240 Race and Ethnic Relations
Social Inequality SOCY 250 Sociology of Gender

Note: The Sociology major committee identified three areas: “Introduction to Sociology,” “Social Institutions,” and “Social Inequality.” Each college with a Sociology major will offer either one course in each of the three areas or two courses in one area and one course in another area. No more than one course may be placed in the Introduction to Sociology area.

Teacher Education

Pathways Gateway Course Corresponding Course at Queensborough
  Course Prefix/Number Course Title
Social Foundations of Education EDUC 101 Contemporary Education: Principles and Practices
Psychological Foundations of Education PSYC 215 Child Development
Arts in Education MU 261 Music for Teachers of Children

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust CenterOpens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and ArchivesOpens 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.