The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of the Brooklyn
Campus of Long Island University - Richard L. Conolly College -
provides the general education foundation for all majors in all
professional schools of the Campus as well as liberal arts and sciences
disciplines preparing for specific careers and continued graduate
study in the arts and sciences and other professional careers.
The liberal arts and sciences are the basis for the education
of the citizen who, as is affirmed by the University's mission,
is ready to participate fully in the city and the world as an informed,
aware, and intellectually curious citizen. The student of liberal
arts and sciences is also fully aware of the abiding cultures and
accomplishments of our city, our nation, and the world - the complicated
world of the twenty-first century. The College does this by offering
a core curriculum for all students that provides the skills, knowledge,
and insights that will enhance a human and humane life-long learning
experience. It also offers advanced work in four divisions - each
the basis of detailed studies and career and graduate preparation.
Humanities Division offers undergraduate degrees in English,
Foreign Languages and Literature, and Philosophy, each the humanistic
foundation for almost all professional fields, and in Communication
Sciences and Disorders, which seeks to advance this expanding discipline
within a culturally and linguistically diverse society.
Science Division offers majors in Biology, Chemistry and
Biochemistry, and Mathematics as well as support courses in Physics.
The Biology major offers a concentration in Molecular Biology and
also programs leading to a degree of Bachelor of Science in Cytotechnolgy
or in Nuclear Medicine Technology, both of which may be completed
in fourth-year internship training programs. Students in Chemistry
and Biochemistry may have their degrees certified by the American
Social Science Division
offers majors in Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology,
and Anthropology/ Sociology and Social Work, in which students may
opt for a Human Services Certificate. Each major provides the theoretical
and practical background for entry in many private and government
Division of Communications, Visual and Performing Arts offers
majors in Art, Dance, Journalism, Media Arts, Music, and Communication
Studies, Performance Studies and Theatre (Speech). Students may
choose a B.A. in Visual Arts, a B.F.A. in Art Education or in Studio
Art, a B.F.A. in Dance, a B.A. in Journalism, in Media Arts, and
in Communication Studies, and a B.F.A. or B.A. in Music - Applied
Music or Music Theory. Physical facilities - art galleries, studios,
performance spaces, and state-of-the-art broadcast, editing, and
computer labs - provide the venues for hands-on-learning and creativity.
Interdisciplinary majors are available in the Humanities
and the Social Sciences. University Honors students, with the approval
of appropriate departments and the dean, may devise their own major.
Graduate study on the masters level is offered in most undergraduate
majors (M.A., M.S.), and the Ph.D. is offered in Clinical Psychology.
The United Nations Graduate Certificate Program and the M.A. in
Urban Studies also present advanced students opportunities in the
world's premier metropolitan area.