The college expects that every Kingsborough student will make consistent and determined progress toward earning a degree, seriously strive to perform well in all courses, spend approximately two hours and five minutes of outside preparation, study, and work for EACH hour of classroom instruction and be committed to taking full advantage of the opportunities the college offers for a quality education. The administration and faculty are concerned with providing education of the highest level of excellence, building basic skills, which will facilitate and encourage further learning, assisting students to develop their individual potentials to their highest levels and helping students establish a firm foundation upon which to build their future careers. Students in all programs follow courses of study designed to provide a sound general education and a carefully developed program of occupational or pre-professional education.
Kingsborough strives to provide courses in scheduled formats that facilitate student success while supporting the most conducive path to timely degree completion. Recognizing the desire to meet the multi-faceted needs of all students, courses for degree completion are offered in both day and evening formats. We do not offer any degree programs that are exclusively structured totally for either evening or weekend attendance or online completion. Students will need to work closely with designated advisors to plan for a combination of day and evening or weekend classes to complete their course of study.
Graduates who successfully complete the courses prescribed for the program of their choice can earn the degree that plan carries: the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree, the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree or the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. Several one-year certificate programs are also offered.
Effective Fall 2013, The City University of New York implemented the Pathways initiative across its undergraduate colleges. Pathways establishes a new system of general education requirements and new transfer guidelines across CUNY, and by doing so reinforces CUNY’s educational excellence while easing student transfer between CUNY colleges
The Associate in Arts (A.A.)
Candidates for the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree must satisfactorily complete required credits from a wide range of Liberal Arts subjects. The college offers two Associate in Arts degrees, one in Criminal Justice and the other in Liberal Arts (with concentrations in Children’s Studies, English, Global and Environmental Studies, Philosophy, Secondary Education, Spanish, and Women’s and Gender Studies).
The Associate in Science (A.S.)
Candidates for the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree follow programs which closely parallel the A.A. program, but have a greater concentration in a single subject area. These programs include Accounting, Biology (with concentrations in Allied Health Transfer Option and Biology Transfer Option), Business Administration, Biotechnology, Chemical Dependency Counseling, Chemistry, Community Health (with concentrations in Gerontology, Health Services Administration, and Health Education and Promotion), Computer Science, Early Childhood Education/Child Care (with concentrations in Early Child Education/Child Care and Infancy/Toddler Development), Earth and Planetary Sciences, Education Studies (with concentrations in Birth-2nd Grade and 1st – 6th Grade), Engineering Science, Exercise Science, Fine Arts (with concentrations in Art History, Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Photography, and Sculpture), Graphic Design and Illustration (with concentrations in Animation and Graphic Design), Journalism and Print Media, Mathematics, Media Arts, Mental Health and Human Services (with concentrations in Domestic Violence Counseling and Substance Abuse Counseling), Physical Education, Recreation and Recreation Therapy (with concentrations in Recreation and Recreation Therapy and Baccalaureate Transfer Options in Sports Management and Teaching Physical Education K-12) Physics, Science for Forensics, Speech Communication (with concentrations in Communication Studies and Speech Pathology), or Theatre Arts (with concentrations in Performance and Technical Production).
The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Candidates for the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree follow programs which concentrate in applied fields. The professional fields in which these programs are offered include Computer Information Systems, Culinary Arts, Fashion Design, Emergency Medical Services – Paramedic, Maritime Technology (with a Marine Technician option), Nursing, Office Administration and Technology (with concentrations in, Legal, Medical, Medical Word/Information Processing, and School Word/Information Processing), Physical Therapist Assistant, , Polysomnographic Technology, Retail Merchandising (with concentrations in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing Management), Surgical Technology, Tourism and Hospitality (with concentrations in Food and Beverage Management, Hotel Management, Sports Management, and Tourism), and Website Development and Administration.
Kingsborough’s certificate programs are designed to provide students with focused in-depth study and professional training. Certificate Programs are available in Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counseling and Culinary Arts.