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Pre-Professional Programs

​Queens College does not offer an engineering degree but, like many liberal arts colleges in the United States, it has a collection of courses that are equivalent to most of those taken in the first two years of engineering curricula. In addition, Queens College offers more specialized courses designed primarily for engineering students. By selecting courses properly, QC students can usually transfer into the third or fourth semester of most U.S. engineering programs.

Transfer programs have been worked out with several engineering schools in New York City. After completing two or three years of courses, QC students can transfer to one of these institutions with minimumal difficulty. It is important to begin considering engineering schools and collecting their catalogs early in your career at Queens College. Students interested in transferring to any engineering school should consult its catalog when planning their academic programs at QC. You should also plan to visit any institution you think you might want to transfer to.

Currently, Queens College has a streamlined articulated transfer plan with Columbia University. In this program, the student takes additional liberal arts courses, spending three years at Queens and two at the Columbia engineering school. Upon completing the program, the student receives two degrees: a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Columbia, and a BA in Physics from Queens College. (Due to the considerable overlap between the BA in Applied Physics and pre-engineering requirements, most engineering students opt to major in physics at QC.)

​​​​​Pre-Health​
The Queens College Health Professions Advisory Services Office provides advice to students who plan to apply to professional schools in medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic, and veterinary medicine.

To become a practitioner in any health profession, a student usually completes pre-professional studies at a four-year college or university, and then applies for admission to an accredited professional school. The length of professional training varies according to the profession and degree of specialization.

The health careers listed above currently expect students to demonstrate a strong academic foundation, complete a baccalaureate, and show proficiency on a standard test as the minimum prerequisites for admission. Please see Academic Prerequisites.

Pre-Law​
Pre-law at Queens College is committed to providing past and present QC students with the information, resources, and support they need to effectively and efficiently prepare for, apply to, and complete law school. ​​​​

Pre-Nursing​
​​​​​​​​​​​​​As a student at Queens College, you have many options that will prepare you academically and professionally—even if it seems as though we do not have a specific major that addresses your interests. One such area is nursing.

Although QC does not have an undergraduate program in nursing, it offers you everything you need to become a nurse. While earning your baccalaureate degree, you can complete the prerequisites for applying to a nursing program after you graduate. Depending on your grades and your interests, you have a number of different options: a diploma program; an associate’s degree (ADN); an accelerated second bachelor’s (BSN); a more traditional second bachelor’s in nursing; or a master’s program (MSN).

QC majors that are particularly helpful for future studies in nursing include Anthropology; Psychology; Sociology; Nutrition and Exercise Sciences; and Human Development and Family Studies. Each offers coursework that will prepare you for a nursing program. And these are not your only options. You might also consider taking a double major or combining your major with a relevant minor. Academic advisors can help you figure out what’s best for you.

Regardless of the major you choose, most nursing programs share similar prerequisites, which often include: 

Introduction to Psychology (Psychology 101)

Introduction to Sociology (Sociology 101)

Statistical Methodology (Psychology 107 or Sociology 205)

Composition I (English 110)

Composition II (English 130)

General Biology (Biology 11)

Basic Chemistry I (Chemistry 101.4 and 101.1)

Basic Organic Chemistry (Chemistry 102.4 and 102.1)

Basic Biochemistry (Chemistry 103.4 and 103.1)

Algebra or Math Literacy (Math 110)

Public Speaking (Media Studies 151)

Ethics (Philosophy 104)

Anatomy and Physiology I (Biology 40)

Anatomy and Physiology II (Biology 41)

Nutrition (Family, Nutrition & Exercise Sciences 163)

Microbiology (Biology 44)

Human Life Span/Development (Psychology 214)


The following sites also have useful information about nursing:

 
 

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Director: Laura Silverman
Office: Kiely Hall, Room 217
Phone: 718.997.5599 / Fax: 718.997.5643
Email: advising@qc.cuny.edu​​​​​​​

Advising Schedule for continuing students from May 30 - June 3, 2017

New freshmen and transfer students for the fall 2017 semester will receive an orientation invitation via email after submitting commitment deposits.

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