All full-time students at Queensborough participate in one of five Academies based on their chosen area of study. The five Academies are Business, Health Related Sciences, Liberal Arts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), and Visual and Performing Arts.

When new students arrive on campus, they receive a comprehensive orientation and visit the designated location for their Academy to meet the Academy support staff. Participating in an Academy will guide students through their college career and make it easier for them to feel at home on campus, meet people, and get the best advice.