About Us

The CCNY Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education, offers a flexible and tailored education designed for working adults and transfer students. This educational approach encourages students to apply their classroom knowledge to real-world situations. The curriculum places a strong emphasis on critical thinking, reading, and writing skills, with a focus on effective communication in various formats, including written, oral, and digital.

Courses at CCNY CWE are offered through a variety of delivery methods, including Asynchronous, Blended, HyFlex, In-Person, Online, and Synchronous formats. Most courses are 4 credits and are scheduled for evenings, and Saturday mornings and afternoons, to accommodate the needs of working adults.

In addition to its core educational offerings, CCNY/CWE sponsors special programs, research initiatives, conferences, and cultural events that align with its interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning. These include the Patai Lecture Series, the Human Rights Forum, Study Abroad, Quest, The Americas Film Festival of NY, The Americas Poetry Festival of NY, the Rights Talk Podcast, and the CWE/DC37 Partnership Technology Program.

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Our Location

25 Broadway, New York, NY 10004
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The Cunard Building Today: A Hub of Learning and Cultural Diversity

Today, the Cunard Building has been thoughtfully repurposed to accommodate various organizations, contributing to the cultural and educational diversity of Lower Manhattan. It proudly houses the City College of New York's Division of Disciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CWE). While the Cunard Building retains its grand neoclassical architecture and historic significance, it now serves as a hub for higher education and a variety of activities, reflecting the city's commitment to accessible education and career development. In addition to hosting CWE, the building welcomes diverse organizations and students, fostering academic excellence and opportunities for a wide range of educational and career prospects. The Cunard Building is a living testament to New York City's history and its ongoing dedication to maintaining a vibrant academic and cultural environment in the heart of the Financial District.

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The Cunard Building: A Grand Ode to Maritime Prestige in the Roaring Twenties

The Cunard Building, constructed in 1921, stands as a prime example of neoclassical Beaux-Arts architecture, reflecting the architectural trends of the early 20th century. This historic skyscraper was commissioned as the U.S. headquarters of the Cunard Line, a prominent British shipping company renowned for its transatlantic passenger and cargo services. During this period, transatlantic travel by ocean liner was in its heyday, and the Cunard Building was designed to reflect the prestige associated with international maritime connections. It played a significant role in New York City's history as a major port, serving as a gateway for travelers embarking on ocean voyages, including iconic vessels like the RMS Lusitania and RMS Queen Mary.



and Special Programs



In-Person, Hybrid, Online, and HyFlex.



Affordable, with
Financial Aid and 
Scholarships available


25 Broadway
(The Cunard Building)
NYC - New York

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Last Updated: 02/22/2024 17:02