York College Health Care Curriculum: The City University of New York (CUNY)

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If you are a resident of Queens County, New York and aiming to pursue nursing studies for making a career in the health care field, you can enroll in the York College, located in Queens County and put forward a step in building your career in the nursing field.

Brief History York College:

The York College saw its beginning in the Free Academy, which was established in the year 1847 to offer free education in New York City. In 1961, The City University of New York (CUNY) was founded and incorporated under the Board of Higher Education. Today, City University of NY is largest university system in the world. The system consist of six community colleges, a graduate school, a law school, a biomedical education school, and a new graduate school of journalism, and York College is one of them. The five boroughs campuses of the City of New York boast of enrollment of over 200,000 students. 

York College, which is a part of the City University of New York (CUNY) started in 1967 at the Oakland Jewish Center in Bayside, Queens in a rented space with 371 students and 50 full-time instructional staffs and in 1968, permanent location was decided for Jamaica, Queens. The college moved to temporary quarters in Jamaica, Bay Side campus of Queens borough Community College and after three years it was again moved to rented and purchased properties in Jamaica. The construction of the core campus started in December, 1980 and the first classes of the college were held in its Academic Core, in 1986. At that time, 4,276 students got admission, the faculty numbered 173. The college offered 43 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science programs. Performing Arts Center and Health and Physical Education facilities of the college started in 1990.  

The York College provides education in various educational streams through departments such as School of Arts and Sciences, School of business and Information Systems, School of Health and Behavioral Sciences. The academic programs of the school include:


  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)

Special Programs
Certificate Programs
Preparatory Programs

York College Health Care Curriculum:

The City University of New York (CUNY) comprises of courses for Bachelor of Science (BS), Masters, Minors, Certificate Programs and Preparatory Programs.

BS - comprises of Biology (BS), Community Health Education (BS), Gerontological Studies and Services (BS), Health Promotion Management (BS), Pharmaceutical Science (BS), Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology, Health Education (BS), Nursing (BS), Nursing - Generic (BS) and others.

Masters - include Occupational Therapy (BS/MS)

Minor - include Health Education (Minor) , Psychology (Minor), Cognitive Neuroscience (Minor), Psychology (Minor) , Mathematics (Minor), Medical Anthropology (Minor), Medical Anthropology (Minor)  and additional courses.

Certification Program - comprises of Biology Education (Certificate Program) and Certificate Program Child and Youth Workers (Certificate Program).

The admission to college as Freshmen for Spring 2012 can be completed through CUNY online application by browsing college website www.cuny.edu/prepare, by following application procedures and time line.

The completed Application requires:

  • Online CUNY Freshman Application
  • Application Fee $65
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Official high school transcript or GED scores and diploma.


York College / CUNY
94 - 20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11451

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