- $21 million in government and private grants have established the new Bernard and Gloria Salick Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, headed by renowned French scientist Luc Montagnier and focusing on AIDS research.
- Among the $13 million in grants received last year by the College was a Mellon Foundation award for encouraging minority students to become college teachers and a $600,000 Hughes Medical Institute grant for undergraduate science programs.
- The Aaron Copland School of Music, one of the nation's most selective, sends its graduates into professional careers in orchestras, Broadway theater, film, and television.
- The College's 1,200 Accounting majors and 350 Computer Science majors are recruited heavily by Big Six accounting firms and leading corporations headquartered in New York City.
- The Queens Center for Environmental Teaching and Research at Caumsett State Park on Long Island's north shore performs a wide range of ecological research and introduces thousands of area elementary and high school students to the bio-sciences.
- The School of Education at Queens College places student teachers in 140 New York high schools.
- The Department of Family, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences trains 250 majors for careers in nutrition in industry, hospitals, nursing homes, and community agencies.
- The Center for the New American Workforce was established at Queens to prepare executives for management of the more diverse workforce of the future. The Center places Business and Liberal Arts Program (BALA) students as interns in such firms as Bear Stearns, PaineWebber, American Express, and Pepsico.
Architect's rendering for the Center for Molecular and Cellular Biology on the Queens College campus.