Queens College in Flushing, Queens, NY, opened its doors in 1937 with the goal of offering a first-rate education to talented people of all backgrounds and financial means. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY) since its founding in 1961, Queens College is one of CUNY’s largest senior colleges. Often referred to as “the jewel of the CUNY system,” the college enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs.
The college is located on a beautiful 77-acre, tree-lined campus surrounding grassy open spaces and a traditional quad.
Queens College prepares students to become leaders of our global society by offering a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. Students graduate with the ability to think critically, address complex problems, explore various cultures, and use modern technologies and information resources. With a faculty and student population that reflects the diversity of New York City, Queens College provides an unusually rich education.
Academic programs are organized into four divisions, which offer both day and evening courses: Arts and Humanities; Education; Mathematics and the Natural Sciences; and the Social Sciences. The college offers 63 undergraduate majors and 53 graduate majors.
The Economics Department offers majors in Economics that lead to a Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as majors in Finance, International Business, and Actuarial Studies for Business that lead to a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. Students may also earn a minor in Economics. Economics majors are taught economic theory, statistical methods, and analytical skills to evaluate the impact of economic policy. This helps them to develop tools that can be used for careers in business, public administration, finance, accounting, consulting, law, journalism, foreign service, politics, education, and even social work and medicine. Many of the graduates go on to earn their PhD in Economics or a Master’s in Business Administration from outstanding graduate schools, while many others continue their studies at professional schools such as law, journalism, social work, public administration, and medicine. Training in economics also helps to prepare those who want to teach economics or social studies on a secondary level, or who wish to do economic.