Queens College of the City University of New York requires at least 120 credits to complete a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. The school accepts AP creditbut not IB credits. Additionally, Queens has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 55% of students who start college at Queens finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Queens offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Queens may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Queens has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Queens directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Queens students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Queens.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Queens does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Queens
Queens offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Queens offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Queens has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Queens offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Queens offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Queens.
🟨 Queens does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the The Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library and there is one other library on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
For more information on possible dual degree options at Queens, contact the university directly.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Queens have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Queens has an Army ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Queens include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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