Bronx, NY (PRWEB) June 18, 2014
Monroe College, a national leader in urban and international education, today announced that its Queens Extension Site in Flushing will launch undergraduate courses in September that allows residents living and working in the area to take courses at its school and begin the process of earning a degree. The program, referred to as the Undergraduate Bridge Program, provides a flexible class schedule and will enable students to take two courses a week at the Queens Extension Site and three courses a week at the school’s New Rochelle or Bronx campuses, or online.
Undergraduate courses offered at the site during the 2014 fall semester include Introduction to Psychology and Fundamentals of Communication within the school’s Department of English and Social Sciences. Students in the program will have access to Monroe’s Shuttle Express that provides free, daily transportation from Flushing and Jamaica to the college’s New Rochelle campus within 30 minutes. The site also affords easy access to the Bronx campus by way of the #7 Flushing subway line.
This is the first time Monroe’s Queens Extension Site will be offering undergraduate courses. The site first offered MBA courses in Flushing through its King Graduate School during the winter and spring semesters of 2012. Since then, it has expanded to provide ESL courses to residents of Queens and will begin offering courses within the Master’s of Criminal Justice (MSCJ) and Master’s of Public Health (MPH) programs this fall.
“The Undergraduate Bridge Program is designed to increase access to a quality education and make it easier for local residents, who are limited by various other commitments and time restraints, to obtain a degree,” said Evan Jerome, Vice President of Admissions at Monroe College’s Queens Extension Site. “Students who enroll in the program will undoubtedly benefit from its convenient class schedule and easy access to our other campuses, as well as from the academic and personal support of our staff in Flushing.”
There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Queens Extension Site with the borough’s Chamber of Commerce on June 23, beginning at 11:00am at 135-16 Roosevelt Avenue.
The ceremony will be attended by local leading political and business leaders and will be followed by a reception including brief remarks from Mr. Jerome and others in the community. The reception will also feature homemade appetizers prepared by students from Monroe’s School of Hospitality Management & the Culinary Arts.
Located at 135-16 Roosevelt Avenue, Monroe College's Queens Extension Site is situated one block away from the downtown area's extensive public transportation hub at Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue, affording easy access to the #7 Flushing subway line, LIRR, and MTA bus routes. Complimentary parking is provided for students one block away at the Sheraton Hotel at 135-20 39th Avenue.
For additional information or questions on course enrollment, please contact the Queens Extension Site’s Admissions Office at 914-740-6614 or queens(at)monroecollege(dot)edu.
ABOUT MONROE COLLEGE
Founded in 1933, New York-based Monroe College is a nationally ranked private institution of higher learning with a real world learning approach that prioritizes hands-on academic experiences, practical and relevant academic programs, flexible learning schedules, best-in-class instructional technologies, and committed and engaged faculty to ensure that students are well positioned for career success upon graduation. Monroe College graduates more minority students than any other college in New York State.
Monroe College offers Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degree programs. It has campuses in the Bronx, New Rochelle, as well as in the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia, with programs offered through its Schools of Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Nursing, Education, Business & Accounting, Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, and Allied Health Professions, as well as through its liberal arts and continuing education programs, and its King Graduate School. For more information and admissions criteria, please visit http://www.monroecollege.edu.