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College of Engineering and Computing Sciences Honors Program

About the Honors Program

The four-year Honors Program (CoECS-HP) will give you an enhanced undergraduate experience with everything from leadership development opportunities and cutting-edge research, to special events, focused career planning, and internships. As long as you maintain good academic standing while at NYIT, you will even be guaranteed early acceptance into the B.S. with accelerated M.S. option, which will give you the opportunity to earn two degrees (B.S. and M.S.) within five years.

Admission Criteria

  • From High School: You are admitted to the Honors Program from high school, based on your SAT score as well as other achievements in high school. First-year students who are accepted into a CoECS academic program and who have also received either the President's Scholarship or the Theodore K. Steele Memorial Scholarship (see scholarship criteria) will be notified in their acceptance package if they are admitted to the Honors Program.
  • Not From High School: Applications from current, on-campus NYIT students and students transferring to NYIT from another college/university are reviewed at the end of their second semester at NYIT. These applicants must have a minimum 3.50 GPA at NYIT at the end of the second semester. (Please note: The scholarships above only apply to incoming students from high schools)
  • Continuation in the Honors Program
    While at NYIT, and after admission to the Honors Program, you must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.2.


The CoECS-HP is designed to motivate, challenge, and inspire a select group of high-achieving students. Our honors students will focus on three areas: Leadership Development, Academic Excellence, and Research Projects. Outside of these areas, honors students are invited to participate in specific honors events and activities as well.

  • Leadership Development: NYIT CoECS Leadership Certificate program offers specific workshops sessions for honors program students. These workshops will strengthen goal-oriented students as well as assist students in the development of a strong sense of self. Students will cultivate their leadership, interpersonal, and business skills. Workshop topics include: Leadership, Communication, Career Development, Interpersonal Skills, Community, and Self-Empowerment. A schedule of these workshops is announced every September.
  • Faculty Technical Presentations: CoECS faculty will be holding special technical presentations on their current areas of research. These technical presentations will be exclusively open to the students in the CoECS-HP.
  • Undergraduate Research: Honors program students will participate in the CoECS Undergraduate Research and Entrepreneurship Program (UREP). While UREP is open to all CoECS students, honors students will compete for a special set of honors-only UREP projects. UREP is an undergraduate engagement program that provides students with opportunities to work
    on research or entrepreneurship projects under the guidance of faculty mentors in a group setting.
  • Honors-Only Senior Design Project Teams: Honors students will enjoy specific senior design project teams designated for them only. All undergraduate majors have some form of culminating experience/senior design in their fourth year, as part of their degree completion requirements.
  • Automatic Admission to the B.S. with accelerated M.S. option: Honors students will be guaranteed early acceptance into the B.S. with accelerated M.S. option, in which students can take two graduate-level courses in their senior year toward the master’s program of their choice [within CoECS], and at no cost to them (should the 3 credits fall within the 18-credit maximum allocation). These two courses will also be counted toward the 10 course degree completion requirements for their M.S. program. Students may also receive special scholarships. Students enrolled in this program will be able to earn two degrees (B.S. and M.S.) in five years. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.2 to qualify.

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