Queens College does not offer a degree in engineering, but, like many liberal arts colleges in the United States, it has a collection of courses that are the equivalent of the majority of those taken in the first two years of engineering curricula. In addition to these traditional offerings, Queens College offers a number of more specialized courses designed primarily for engineering students. Thus, by choosing a proper selection of courses, Queens College students can usually transfer into third or fourth semester of most engineering programs in the United States.
Transfer programs have been worked out with several engineering schools in New York City so that Queens students, after completing two or three years of course work at the College, can transfer to one of these institutions with a minimum of difficulty.
Students who might wish to transfer to an engineering school with which Queens College does not have a transfer plan should consult the catalog of that school when planning their academic programs at Queens. In any case, it is important for you to begin considering different engineering schools and start collecting their catalogs early in your career at Queens College. You should also plan to visit any institution you think you might want to transfer to.
Currently Queens College has a well streamlined articulated transfer plan with Columbia University. The Columbia plan is a 3-2 plan. In this program, the student takes additional liberal arts courses and spends three years at Queens and two at the Columbia engineering school. At the completion of the program, the student receives two degrees: a bachelorís degree in engineering from Columbia, and the B.A. degree in Physics from Queens College. Most students opt for majoring in Physics at QC due to the considerable overlap between the BA Applied Physics option and the Pre-Engineering requirements.
The Queens College Health Professions Advisory Services Office provides advice to students who plan to apply to one of the following health professional schools: medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic, 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 profession and degree of specialization.
The health careers listed above currently require that a student demonstrate a strong academic foundation, a baccalaureate degree, and proficiency on a standard test as the minimum prerequisites for admission. Please see Academic Prerequisites.