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

Leading to B.A. in Childhood Education at Queens College

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

Leading to B.S. in Criminal Justice at John Jay College of 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.

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.

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Business Academy
Health Related Sciences Academy
Liberal Arts Academy
Science, Technologies, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Academy
Visual And Performing Arts (V.A.P.A.) Academy

Campus Cultural Centers

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

The KHC uses 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.