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The Division of Social Sciences includes the departments of Accounting and Information systems; Anthropology; Economics; History; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology; Urban Studies; and the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, as well as programs in Africana Studies, Applied Social Science, Business Administration, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, East Asian Studies, Honors in the Social Sciences, Irish Studies, Italian-American Studies, Interdisciplinary and Special Studies, Jewish Studies, Journalism, Labor Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Religious Studies, and Women’s Studies. 

THE MISSION OF QUEENS COLLEGE is to prepare students to become leading citizens of an increasingly global society. The college seeks to do this by offering its exceptionally diverse student body a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty that is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and the expansion of the frontiers of knowledge. Its goal is that students learn to think critically, address complex problems, explore various cultures, and use effectively the full array of available technologies and information resources.

Within a structured curriculum and in an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect, the college fosters an environment in which students learn the underlying principles of the humanities, the arts, and the mathematical, natural, and social sciences. The college also prepares students in a variety of professional and pre-professional programs that build upon and complement the liberal arts and sciences foundation.

Recognizing the special needs of a commuting student population, the college strives to create a broad range of intellectual and social communities. The college offers a spectrum of curricular and co-curricular programs that serves individuals and distinctive student constituencies. In support of the need for advanced study in the liberal arts and professions, the college offers a variety of master’s degree and certificate programs. In particular, the college recognizes and accepts its historic responsibility for providing high quality programs.

As a partner with the University’s Graduate School, the college provides faculty and resources in support of the University’s mission in doctoral education and research. The college employs University graduate students and prepares them for careers in higher education and research, and it supports faculty who serve as mentors for doctoral students and engage in related scholarly activities. For its faculty, the college seeks productive scholars, scientists, and artists deeply committed to teaching. It endeavors to enhance the teaching effectiveness of faculty and to encourage their research and creative work. The college recognizes the importance of having a diverse faculty responsive to the needs and aspirations of students of all ages and backgrounds.

As a public institution, Queens College provides affordable access to higher education and embraces its special obligation to serve the larger community. It is a source of information in the public interest; it is a venue for cultural and educational activities serving the general public. Through its graduates’ contributions to an educated workforce and through the leading roles they assume in their local communities, the college is vested in the economic future and vitality of New York. As one of the most culturally diverse campuses in the country, Queens College faces special challenges and opportunities. By balancing tradition and innovation in the service of this diversity, it represents the future of the nation.

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2013-2014 Graduate Bulletin

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Contacting the Dean - Spring 2020

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, there are currently no regular in-person office hours. For all matters, including requests to meet with the Dean, please send an email or leave a phone message. In all cases, you will receive a reply within 24 hours. Thanks very much.

Leave a Phone Message: 718-997-5210

Kate Pechenkina
Interim, Dean of Faculty
School of Social Sciences

Powdermaker Hall, Room 335
65-30 Kissena Blvd
Queens, NY 11367-1597

Dean's Office Staff

Dr. Kate Pechenkina,  Interim Dean
Division of Social Sciences
Carol Douglas
Administrative Executive Assistant (HEa)
Krystle Holder
CUNY Office Assistant

Esther VanSertima 
Adminstratve Coordinator (aHEO)​

William Quizphi 
College Assistant 





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