Applications for degree programs are currently being accepted for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022. For full consideration, students applying for Spring 2022 are encouraged to apply before December 15, 2021. Students applying for Fall 2022 are encouraged to apply before July 1, 2022 for degree programs and July 15, 2022 for certificate/advanced certificates.

The certificate in the Urban Experience is a unique educational opportunity for organizations that seek to strengthen their members’ literacy and numeracy skills and/or prepare them to enter into the undergraduate Bachelor of Arts program in Urban and Community Studies at the School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) or other CUNY degree programs. Students enrolled in the program will gain an interdisciplinary understanding of cities and the role unions and other organizations play in ensuring equal participation of all groups in a society that is mutually shaped to meet their needs.

Admission Requirements

Students will be admitted into the program with a high school diploma or GED.

Career and Academic Advancement

Certificate is designed for the adult learner who has limited to no college experience.  The certificate is a credential that will prepare and transition students to continue on in a higher level credential (BA/BS program).

Program Requirements - 12 Credits

  • URB 101 – Statistics for Social Change (3 Credits)
  • URB 102 – Writing 1: Language, Literacy, and Culture (3 Credits)
  • URB 103 – Writing 2: The Nature of the City (3 Credits)
  • HCA 105 – Social Justice and Health Equity (3 Credits)