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Degree Requirements


Degree Requirements and Student Learning Outcomes

The Board of Trustees of the City University of New York reserves the right to make changes of any nature in the academic programs and requirements of CUNY and its constituent colleges. The information presented here is for information purposes only. Please speak with your advisor and use information in current edition of College Catalog to guide course decision making process.

Associate in Applied Science

The Kingsborough Associate in Applied Science degree programs were specifically designed for students who wish to start a career on a semi-professional level immediately after graduating from the college. The essential liberal arts courses are included to equip students with knowledge, understanding and career flexibility allowing for the option to continue for further education.

Associate in Arts

Students in the Liberal Arts program are exposed to the humanities, social sciences, science, and mathematics. The objectives are similar to the prescribed courses frequently found in the first two years of baccalaureate liberal arts programs. Students who plan to continue their studies and earn higher degrees, find that their Kingsborough Associate in Arts degree serves as a solid foundation for transfer to a four-year or professional college. Provisions for smooth transfer between Kingsborough and CUNY, SUNY and many private colleges are in effect.

The A.A. in Criminal Justice is a joint program with John Jay College of Criminal Justice and part of the CUNY Justice Academy.

Associate in Science

The courses offered in these programs provide sound foundations in those specialties as well as in the essential liberal arts. They were designed to permit students the opportunity for exploration with specialization in their major field. The Kingsborough Associate in Science degree will serve as a foundation for transfer to a four-year professional college or for accepting a position in the chosen field.

The A.S. in Science for Forensics is a joint program with John Jay College of Criminal Justice and part of the CUNY Justice Academy.


Out certificate programs are designed to provide students with focused in-depth study and professional training.