A Message From the Dean
It gives me a great pleasure to welcome you to the Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education.
Your decision to pursue a career in the areas of Human Services, Urban Studies and/or Education brings you closer to creating an educational foundation that will enable you to make a difference in your community, the City of New York, and perhaps around the globe.
Our communities are forever undergoing changes based on social, economic, political and cultural issues. Although change is inevitable in our lives, these issues remain constant in all decision making processes within all systems and at all levels of society. Choosing a degree in human services, urban studies and/or education places you at the forefront of career opportunities that allow you to be part of the decision making process.
The Audrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education offers both undergraduate and graduate educational programs with a reputation for innovation and excellence. The new Bachelor of Arts in American Urban Studies program is designed to provide a foundation in the humanities, economics, sociology, math and the natural sciences. Focused initiatives will empower you as a student to embrace academic knowledge, skills, and methods of investigation necessary to excel in many fields. You will also learn to use your knowledge and skills to transform any situation into a positive experience.
Supervised fieldwork, independent learning, and civic involvement complement the content of the curricula. A major component of your academic experience will involve engagement in an experiential learning practicum. Having the opportunity to engage in your field of study while simultaneously working in the classroom will enable you to gain a holistic spectrum of your subject area. You will grow personally and professionally as you build interpersonal relationships, assume leadership positions, and promote positive change. Your education will enable you to make a contribution, whether large or small. This is an opportunity to be part of the decision making process that enables us to create a better society
Please accept my invitation to not only review our website, but use it as a vehicle to facilitate your academic experience here at MCNY. Take stock in your high aspirations for academic and professional success at Metropolitan College of New York.
Ruth E. Lugo, Ph.D.