Academics

A New Core Curriculum

Pathways — the new general education curriculum for all CUNY students — is now in effect.

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Brooklyn College will make you think.

As part of a vibrant community, you will be guided in the classroom by an exceptional, award-winning faculty who will challenge you to explore new ideas and form ambitious goals. You'll also have plenty of opportunities to learn beyond our campus by becoming involved with cultural, business and governmental institutions throughout New York City; securing highly competitive internships that will train you to think strategically in the workplace, which will sharpen your talents and allow you to build a strong résumé even before you earn your degree; and participating in our international education programs across the globe, taking part in everything from an archaeological dig in Israel to making a film in India. 

Depending upon your interests and major, you will become a member of one of the five schools within the college: the School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, or the School of Visual, Media and Performing Arts. 

Undergraduate students may choose to study in more than 125 programs. What sets us apart is our nationally recognized Core Curriculum, a program designed to sharpen your intellectual capabilities and help you to develop the necessary cognitive skills that will give you a noticeable edge in your career. Our special programs include First College Year, which helps you acclimate yourself to college life through various reading and group activities during the summer before your freshman year begins; and the Honors Academy, which provides outstanding students with interdisciplinary seminars, honors classes, individual academic and professional advisement, small class sizes and a collaborative community of well-matched students, all of which prepares you for a career in such fields as engineering, law and medicine.

If you are interested in pursuing a master's degree, we offer more than 70 graduate programs in finance; education; the visual, creative and performing arts; the humanities; and the sciences, all of which will allow you to expand your career options. You may also want to take advantage of the CUNY Bridges to the Doctorate Program, a two-year transition program to the Ph.D. for graduate students who intend to pursue doctoral study at CUNY that leads to careers in the biomedical sciences. Whatever graduate program you pursue, you will be able to participate in the Graduate Investment Program, which includes travel grants, research grants and workshops on grant writing, computer applications, and professional communication and writing.

Whatever you do at Brooklyn College, you will be fundamentally changed and ready to succeed in the world.