Welcome to CCNY's Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CCNY CWE)

Established in 1981, the CCNY Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (hereinafter CCNY CWE) has been providing high-quality college education to working adults in New York City and the surrounding regions. Our programs are specifically designed for students whose access to higher education has been limited or interrupted. We offer a range of Class Delivery Methods, including In-Person, Hybrid Synchronous, Online Hybrid Synchronous, Hybrid Asynchronous, Online Mix, Hyflex, and Online Asynchronous, enabling our students to complete their education and achieve true social mobility.

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B.A. Interdisciplinary
Arts and Sciences

Our B.A. Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences is a versatile program tailored for working adults and transfer students, seamlessly blending classroom learning with real-world relevance. Offered in both in-person and online formats, our curriculum is meticulously crafted to empower students by integrating academic knowledge with practical applications, preparing them for success in the workplace and beyond.

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B.S. Early Childhood

Our B.S. in Early Childhood Education Program emphasizes how diversity-related issues can effectively support student learning and have a positive impact on schools, especially in urban settings. As part of the School of Education, we recommend our graduate students for New York State Initial Teacher Certification in Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2), and hold accreditation by CAEP.

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M.A. Study of
The Americas

Our M.A. in the Study of the Americas offers diverse interdisciplinary perspectives, covering areas such as literature, anthropology, history, philosophy, urban studies, cultural studies, film, and political science. Topics include race, gender, human rights, contemporary politics, immigration, and popular culture. With a wide range of courses available, students gain a comprehensive understanding of the region.

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Elevating Interdisciplinary Education with Events Year-Round, as well as Recurring Events


The Americas Film Festival of New York
(June 13-21, 2024)




The Americas Poetry Festival of New York
(TBD, 2024)




Links Between Spain and North America
(April, 2025)


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Front Desk

25 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10004
e:  cwefrontdesk@ccny.cuny.edu
p: 212-925-6625
f: 212-925-0963

Juan Carlos Mercado, Ph.D.

25 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10004
e:  jmercado@ccny.cuny.edu
p: 212-925-6625

Carlos Aguasaco, Ph.D.
Chair | Program Director

25 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10004
e:  caguasaco@ccny.cuny.edu
p: 212-925-6625 | Ext. 224