Summer Camp Discount and Cutting-Edge Cyber Security Course

— Twenty Percent Summer Camp Tuition Discount Available for Children of Summer Session Students; Cyber Security Course Open to Non-Computer Majors — 

Queens College Summer Session—with nearly 1,000 classes available over four sessions from June through August—is introducing two new elements to this year’s program. Summer Session students will receive a 20 percent discount on the cost of enrolling their children in the college’s well-regarded Summer Camp; and a new cutting-edge cyber-security class—open to non-computer majors—will help students identify and analyze cyber-security challenges across multiple disciplines.

Queens College’s Summer Camp is widely known for its value, convenience, and variety of rewarding programs, from sports to classes in theater, dance, literature, and the sciences. An extension of QC’s participation in NCAA Division II sports, activities make use of the campus athletic facilities—soccer, baseball and softball fields, swimming pools, as well as indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Many of the counselors are members of the college’s varsity teams. Parents can accommodate their schedules and budgets by choosing from 2-, 4-, 6- or 8-week sessions with a wide range of age-appropriate activities to exercise their children’s bodies and stimulate their minds and imaginations. Parents should identify themselves as Summer Session students and request the discount when registering their children. They may register by phone at (718) 997-2777 or online.
The new 10-week cybersecurity course, The Threat Within, is part of a unique education–industry collaboration between the college and the Cybersecurity Workforce Alliance (CWA). There is a significant shortage of graduates in the U.S. with the skills to address cybersecurity, business resiliency, information technology risk, business risk, and auditing. In response, key industry leaders launched the CWA, with the goal of producing graduates who are workforce ready. Students enrolled in The Threat Within will work in teams with industry mentors, faculty, and teaching assistants using iQ4, an online technology platform. The goal is to enable students to identify and analyze the depth and breadth of cybersecurity challenges from multiple disciplines. Now open for registration, the course is scheduled for Wednesdays from June 6 to August 22. For more information and to register, click here.
A recently added fourth Summer Session option makes it possible for students to master a challenging science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) course at their own pace—without the pressure of taking it as part of a semester’s full course load. Up to 15 biology, chemistry and mathematics courses ranging from introductory to advanced level are being offered in addition to two writing courses during this session. Enrollment is open now for all four options. Classes are offered from June through August across all four options.
Students may earn a total of 15 credits taking classes across four sessions. Anyone—whether QC and CUNY students looking to accelerate their degree completion or the general public seeking personal enrichment—can choose from nearly 1,000 undergraduate and graduate classes. On-campus and online courses are available in three of the four sessions. Click here to watch a video of students sharing the ways that attending Summer Session benefits their academic career.
For the first time Queens College is offering all registered Summer Session students free campus parking—a savings for those who drive to campus—as well as inexpensive on-campus housing (as low as $240 per week) in the Summit Apartments, the school’s residence hall. Queens College shuttle buses transport students free of charge to and from Jamaica and Flushing.
“Summer Session at Queens College offers students a low-cost opportunity to combine academic advancement with enough time to enjoy the season. Students can benefit from a Summer Session ‘trifecta,’” said QC President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez. “They can take more challenging STEM courses individually rather than as part of a full semester course load, which pre-med students or those taking double majors find helpful; more quickly complete their degree or meet Excelsior Scholarship requirements; and for those who are Pell-eligible, apply part of their funds to summer courses.”
Students enrolled in the college’s QC in 4 Program and the New York State Excelsior Scholarship Program—who must maintain a 30 credits per year minimum to remain in the programs—can use Summer Session to meet that credit requirement. Quickening degree completion also eases the financial burden since students are able to graduate earlier than when they take classes exclusively in fall and spring semesters. In fact, nine out of ten Queens College students who graduate in four years leave school debt-free.
Summer Session also offers an opportunity for current teachers to progress towards the certifications or degrees they need with graduate-level courses in special education and bilingual education. Similarly, graduate courses in other programs are available for students who must attend part-time due to other obligations.

Queens College Summer Camp. Photo courtesy

Queens College Summer Camp. Photo courtesy

For schedule information and to apply, please visit the Summer Session homepage.
High school students may also take advantage of free opportunities for academic development through two offerings in the College Now Program: the Summer Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Queens College Summer Science Program. The Summer Institute runs during Queens College Summer Session 2, Monday through Thursday, and is designed to address high school students’ academic, cultural and social interests and needs. The overall purpose of the program is to expose students to hot topics in scientific fields. Part of a city-wide initiative between the CUNY and the NYC Department of Education, College Now’s primary goals are to improve the academic achievement of high school students and to ensure that graduating students are ready to do college-level work. All courses, workshops, and textbooks are free to NYC Public High School students.

About Queens College

Queens College graduates the most teachers, counselors, and principals in the metropolitan area. The college contributes to the local talent pool as a powerful economic engine and a leader in tech education, with more computer science majors than any college in New York City. Queens College also has the third-highest number of accounting and business students in all of New York State. Students from across the country and around the world are attracted to study at the Aaron Copland School of Music. Its renowned faculty and alumni include nationally recognized composers, conductors and performers who have received nearly 40 Grammy Awards and nominations over the past 40 years.

Queens College enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs. With its graduate and undergraduate degrees, honors programs, and research and internship opportunities, the college helps its nearly 19,000 students realize their potential in countless ways, assisted by an accessible, award-winning faculty. Located on a beautiful, 80-acre campus in Flushing, the college is cited each year in the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s 100 “Best Value” colleges, as well as being ranked a U.S. News and World Report Best College and Forbes Magazine Best Value College thanks to its outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and relatively low costs. Visit our homepage to learn more.