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 New York Institute of Technology, 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.
- 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 New York Tech students and students transferring to New York Tech from another college/university are reviewed at the end of their second semester at New York Tech. These applicants must have a minimum 3.50 GPA at New York Tech 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 New York Tech, 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.
- Professional Development: CoECS offers specific workshops for honors program students designed to help you develop leadership, interpersonal, and business skills. Workshop topics include: Career Development, Communication, and Interpersonal Skills.
- Faculty Seminars & Workshops: CoECS faculty will host seminars on their current areas of research and workshops on professional development skills. These seminars will be exclusively open to students in the CoECS Honors Program.
- Industry Guest Speakers: Professionals from the engineering and technology fields will host seminars on various topics related to their area of expertise. These seminars give Honors Program students the opportunity to learn from and network with industry professionals.
- Undergraduate Research: You will participate in the CoECS Undergraduate Research and Entrepreneurship Program (UREP). 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. While UREP is open to all CoECS students, honors students will compete for a specific set of honors-only UREP projects with real-world applications.
- Honors-Only Senior Design Project Teams: You will take part in specific senior design project teams designated for honors students. All undergraduate students 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: You will be guaranteed early acceptance into the B.S. with accelerated M.S. option so you can earn two degrees (B.S. and M.S.) in five years. You will be able to take two graduate-level courses in your senior year toward the master’s program of your choice within CoECS at no cost (should the credits fall within the 18-credit maximum allocation). These two courses will be counted toward the 10-course degree requirements for your M.S. program. You may also receive special scholarships. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.2 to qualify for this program.
- Graduation Honors: At graduation, you will receive special honors for your achievements and be invited to an honors-only ceremony to recognize the hard work put forth and to celebrate the completion of a pivotal part of your career. Additionally, you will receive a special cord for your achievements to wear at Commencement.