Brooklyn College
Owner Public University Established Refounded 2015
Purpose Educational institution
Status Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Classes: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday

Brooklyn College is the only institution of higher learning in operation inside the Safe Zone. Competition to get into the college is fierce, with only 2,500 students accepted each year since its inaugural freshman class in 2016 and has grown to 12,500 students as of 2020 when the first class of bachelor's degree students graduated in May. Arts, humanities, and sciences are equally represented. While some master's degree programs are offered, the school does not have any doctorate programs. Classes to educate SLC-Expressive people on the use of their abilities are free to Registered SLC-E citizens. Campus activities include the usual clubs, but athletics are purely intramural.

The campus itself sprawls across 20-some acres where tall, red-brick Georgian-style buildings loom over green lawns lined with elm trees. Built in the 1930s, the exteriors of the buildings look a little worn and torn, but within, the classrooms are brightly lit, clean, and modern.

In addition to the classrooms and dorms, a Performing Arts Center houses two venues; the Brooklyn Concert Hall has seats for an audience of 1,500 while the smaller theater, the George Gershwin, holds 500. Both venues may be used for community events if not in use by the college.

Brooklyn College

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Degree Programs

Brooklyn College offers the range of Bachelor's degrees in the humanities, mathematics, sciences, and arts that can be expected from a medium-sized state college, as well as a number of vocational programs in technical trades. Having only been in operation a few years and still actively filling out its faculty roster, undergraduate degrees tend to follow the model of 'general major with concentration' rather than zeroing in on specialized subjects.

Distinct Master's programs are offered in nursing, business, education, psychology, counseling, and engineering (mechanical, electrical, systems, aviation, software). Other Master's degrees are managed through the same departments and faculty as undergraduate studies and typically operate as self-designed or independent-study programs, in which the student develops their own program of study in close collaboration with their advisor. As such, a wide variety of Master's degrees are available, limited primarily by whether there is a faculty member with appropriate experience and the willingness to mentor a graduate student. In addition, Brooklyn College has a partnership with many universities and colleges abroad and may assist students in creating a hybrid program with dual-enrollment at Brooklyn and the sister school.

Due to its recent founding, the loss of most local resources during the war, and present economic difficulties, Brooklyn College remains at a significant deficit in terms of its library catalog and technical equipment. Less-common and specialized texts tend to be obtainable only through interlibrary loan, while available equipment tends to the fundamental and inexpensive. Additionally, Brooklyn College is not a research institution and offers relatively little opportunity in that regard. Many science faculty have small projects they pursue with departmental funds, and a couple hold active research grants; motivated students can leverage these for independent-study research. Degree programs and research that depend on expensive instrumentation or special facilities can only be pursued in collaboration with another institution (often corporate) that can provide the necessary infrastructure.




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