College of Arts & Sciences
Time Honored. Forward Thinking.
In the liberal arts tradition, Queens offers academic programs designed to pique curiosity, engage the imagination, encourage questions, and prepare students for leadership in a complex world. Queens' College of Arts and Sciences strives to serve the university and the community as an intellectual and cultural hub that connects the arts, sciences and humanities.
The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) believes strongly in nurturing every student's potential, enabling them to thrive in the classroom and into the future. CAS offers a unique educational experience: small classes, challenging and innovative curriculum, research opportunities, sense of community, award-winning faculty -- in the heart of a dynamic city. A cornerstone of Queens' academic model is the John Belk International Program and a robust internship program, which is another unique edge CAS has over peer schools.
To meet the ever-changing demands of the professional landscape, CAS has grown to include 13 departments, 31 majors and a wide variety of minors and concentrations.
"Being exposed to different styles of learning -- while meeting people from all over the world -- has given me a more robust outlook on life as a world citizen and member of the Queens family."
- Crockett Sewell '17
Funderburk Publishes Poetry, MFA Faculty Named Genius Award Winners
The English and Creative Writing Department and the MFA Department have much to be proud of this year. Julie Funderburk, assistant professor of English and creative writing, published her debut poetry collection, "The Door that Always Opens." Two MFA faculty, poet Claudia Rankine and playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, were named among the 23 McArthur Genius Award fellows. Over fifteen publications and submissions and over seven conference presentations and essays composed by the department's faculty were accepted. Read More
Conceptual Era Places Emphasis on Liberal Arts
The new era we've entered-the conceptual era-shows that the STEM versus arts debate might be a false dichotomy. This era bridges the brain divide, encouraging the development of rightbrained traits that benefit left-brained fields. Read More
Artist Studio Project in collaboration with Queens University of Charlotte’s Everett Library, the Center for Latino Studies and the Department of World Languages is looking for literary writers, poets and songwriters inspired by the themes and topics explored in the literary masterpiece of 100 Years of Solitude written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez to commemorate the 50 years of its publication. Submissions are due January 31, 2017. View Event
The Arts at Queens presents pianist Karl Larson, a faculty member at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. This program evokes the unique beauty of Venice, drawing connections between music from the past to the present. View Event
Join Queens as we listen to stories and view photographs that will refresh our perspective on the potential that lies within girls and women living in global poverty. David Johnson will provide the storytelling. View Event
The Center for Latino Studies and Everett Library present the play, "The Vagina Monologues," written by Eve Ensler. The play revolves around hundreds of interviews with women of different ages, status, and sexual orientation from around the world. View Event
ueens and The Center for Latino Studies invites you to a presentation on the history of the Jewish presence in Latin America. Dr. Jürgen Buchenau will lead the discussion on the diaspora in three phases. View Event