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Queens College Today

Queens College first opened its doors in 1937, in the middle of the Great Depression, to students who were mostly immigrants or the children of immigrants. These people came to the college knowing that education was their surest road to a better life.

Today, in a world that has grown both smaller and more complex, the college retains its international flavor with students representing more than 170 nations attending classes here. And, just as before, Queens College is helping these students achieve their goals while giving them the skills to address the problems of a challenging time.

The college carries out its responsibilities by providing learning opportunities to the community, taking the word “community” in its broadest sense. The scholarly resources of our world-class faculty and facilities offer students a rich learning environment and a quality education at a reasonable cost. Through postgraduate study at Queens, students may expand their career opportunities by learning new professional skills, satisfying their scholarly interests, and participating in research that enriches our society.

Queens College students have been the recipients of many fellowships and awards, and members of the faculty have received numerous national and international fellowships, awards, and research grants.

Graduate programs are offered in all academic divisions as well as the Aaron Copland School of Music, the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, and the Graduate School of Library & Information Studies. The college is organized into the following schools. (Please note that Queens College’s area code is 718.)

Arts & Humanities School


Art 997-4800

English 997-4600

European Languages & Literatures 997-5980

Hispanic Languages & Literatures 997-5660

Linguistics & Communication Disorders 997-2870

Media Studies 997-2950

Aaron Copland School of Music


Education School


Educational & Community Programs 997-5234

Elementary & Early Childhood Education 997-5302

Secondary Education & Youth Services 997-5150

Mathematics & Natural Sciences School


Biology 997-3400

Chemistry & Biochemistry 997-4100

Computer Science 997-3566

Family, Nutrition & Exercise Sciences 997-4475

Mathematics 997-5800

Physics 997-3350

Psychology 997-3200

School of Earth & Environmental Sciences


Social Sciences School


Accounting & Information Systems 997-5070

Data Analytics and Applied Social Research (Sociology) 997-2800

History 997-5350

Philosophy 997-5270

Risk Management 997-5387

Urban Studies 997-5130

Graduate School of Library & Information Studies


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