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About The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies

The Collins College of Professional Studies offers programs at both the Queens and Staten Island, NY, campuses, where students can experience a flexible yet challenging curriculum enriched by internships, community service, and international study programs.

Explore our Programs Course Offerings

Students may work toward

  • A three-year doctoral degree
  • A two-year graduate degree
  • A four-year baccalaureate degree
  • A two-year associate degree

Although many of the programs are highly specialized, we focus on providing students with a balanced curriculum that fuses specialized professional industry programs with a solid liberal arts foundation. In addition to affording valuable, real-world exposure and hands-on experience in various fields of study, the Collins College of Professional Studies provides students with the opportunity to participate in various professional societies, career nights, and extensive alumni networking activities—all of which help bridge the gap between college life and future careers.

Resources that provide a professional environment where students can develop their skills and apply knowledge gained through their coursework include

Welcome from the Dean

The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies develops well-rounded professionals capable of integrating theoretical knowledge with applied concepts learned through classroom, practice, online activities, local and global service-learning, and academic and career-focused internships.

Innovative and fast-paced professional programs—in administration and economics, analytics, communications, computer science, criminal justice and homeland security, information technology, journalism, media, sport management and more—embed foundational social sciences topics in the various professions, cultivating both general and specialized competencies.

The College attracts a cadre of students with multicultural backgrounds who enrich our community. CCPS faculty and staff are dedicated to the success of each student, and carefully customize academic paths to match individual interests and credentials with the skills needed in our evolving society.  

We invite you to learn more about our offerings.

—Katia Passerini, Ph.D., PMP, The Lesley H. and William L. Collins Distinguished Chair and Dean, Collins College of Professional Studies, and Professor, Division of Computer Science, Mathematics, and Science