Brooklyn College offers graduate and undergraduate programs across a broad range of disciplines — in business, education, the arts and humanities, and the social and natural sciences. Each one is designed to help you achieve your academic and career aspirations. Whether you’ve already decided on an area of study or plan to explore different fields, the programs the College offers will provide you with everything you need to realize your future goals.
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Participate in an archeological dig in Israel, Greenland, or Turkey. Explore economic and political systems in Argentina. Research African history and culture in Ghana. Make a film in India. Learn Mandarin in China. Faculty who are noted experts in their fields guide you toward a deep understanding of the country, its cultural richness, and its people.
You’re open to new discoveries and experiences. Your interests are varied and always expanding. You’re eager, imaginative, and academically ambitious. Brooklyn College’s six premier honors programs invite you to become a member and explore their unique benefits. As an honors student, you will receive individual advising, career counseling, priority registration, access to special facilities, and assistance with scholarship opportunities. Brooklyn College’s honors programs have produced students who have won such prestigious awards as Rhodes, Truman, and Gilman scholarships and Fulbright fellowships. You’ll have the opportunity to take seminars with visiting scholars and be given access to some of New York City’s most culturally and intellectually stimulating venues.
Distinctive Academic Programs
The newly opened Barry R. Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema is the only public film school housed on a working film lot — Steiner Studios at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Dedicated to cultivating new and emerging voices in cinema in a diverse and inclusive learning environment, the school offers an MA in cinema studies and MFAs in a wide range of studies. The school is located in a 68,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, fully professional facility.
Among the Conservatory of Music’s newest programs are MFAs in media scoring and in sonic arts, both located at the Feirstein School. You will learn to create music for the media age and receive technical and real-world experience in these growing fields. Graduates of the new programs can go on to a variety of careers, such as composing and arranging music for television, video games, and multimedia, sound editing, and music producing.
Brooklyn and New York City
Brooklyn College is located within New York City’s most culturally and socially vibrant borough. You’ll experience the entire city as your classroom, giving you a dynamic platform for research and fieldwork. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to intern at some of the most prestigious businesses, institutions, and government agencies in the world.
When it comes to building the skills you need to meet your career goals, nothing is more crucial to success than an internship. Besides the connections you’ll make through your professors, the College’s unique Magner Career Center has over 1,000 opportunities just in New York City alone that will allow you to explore different career goals and build an impressive résumé even before you graduate.
Beyond the classroom, Brooklyn College’s nearly 17,000 students have plenty of exciting social, volunteer, and civic options to explore. The College has more than 150 clubs that reflect the interests of the campus community. There are fraternities and sororities, student governments, over 100 volunteer organizations, two newspapers, and a student-run radio station. For serious athletes or those who just want to play a sport, the College has intramural and NCAA Division III teams, including basketball and cheerleading.