The Honors Program represents NYU-Poly’s best resource for students who perform at a consistently elevated academic level. The Honors Program lifts NYU-Poly’s practice of active learning to the next level, with enriched courses and research opportunities that inspire students with top marks to reach for new heights.
Enriched coursework is the foundation of the Honors Program, and encourages students to develop the creative and critical thinking skills necessary for success in their field. The Honors Program courses are designed to promote students’ advancement as forward thinking leaders who approach both class assignments and professional challenges with the same commitment to innovative problem solving. Through this work, participating students make tremendous strides towards the achievement of their academic and career objectives.
The hallmark of the Honors Program is direct and extensive collaboration with NYU-Poly faculty. In the spirit of mentorship, Honors Program students work closely with faculty on state-of-the-art research projects that afford significant opportunities to participate in the development of sophisticated new ideas and technology. Students will continue to work alongside their faculty mentors throughout the duration of their college career, and benefit from the guidance and support these relationships provide.
For the student interested in amplifying traditional studies with an increased emphasis on high-level work, the Honors Program promises a rigorous academic experience that fosters robust intellectual growth.
Polytechnic Institute of NYU, or NYU-Poly, is an affiliated institution of NYU located in neighboring downtown Brooklyn and is currently in the process of transitioning into a school within NYU. NYU-Poly is New York’s most comprehensive school of engineering, applied science, and technology.
The SUNY Downstate Medical School has created a special opportunity for NYU-Poly undergraduate students to be admitted into their medical school provided the student satisfies the set of requirements put forth within the Premedical Linkage Program agreement in place between NYU-Poly and SUNY Downstate Medical School. The program will admit up to four NYU-Poly students per year and is restricted to undergraduatestudents who began NYU-Poly as freshmen and who have selected SUNY Downstate Medical School as their first choice medical school. Transfer students are not eligible for the program. The program is not open to students considering the SUNY Downstate MD-PhD degree.
All undergraduate majors can apply, as medical schools seek applicants from a variety of academic backgrounds.
Additional information about the SUNY Downstate Medical School Linkage Program and its requirements can be found here.
The SUNY Downstate Medical Center is one of the nation's leading urban medical centers, serving a population of over 2.3 million people. It is ranked seventh in the nation for the number of graduates actively engaged in academic medicine, and has trained more of New York City’s physicians than any other institution in the country. Learn more on SUNY Downstate's website.
Undergraduates with strong academic records in certain programs may apply for admission to the BS/MS Program, which leads to the simultaneous award of a bachelor's and a master's degree in less time than it typically takes to complete both separately. This program allows students to make accelerated progress towards completing the two degrees through combinations of AP credits, summer course work, and additional credits completed each semester; additionally, undergraduate students enrolled in this program are allowed to take graduate level courses before they complete the bachelor's degree. Qualified students are considered for admission into the program toward the end of their sophomore year or the beginning of the junior year at the latest; however, students interested in pursuing this option should talk to their undergraduate adviser as soon as possible.
Questions about the curriculum of a BS/MS program? Contact the specific department that you are interested in working with.
For their first 3 years of study, students attend classes at NYU’s College of Arts and Science, completing a major in 1 of the sciences listed below. The last 2 years of study will be spent at NYU-Poly focusing on engineering course work in a practical, research-oriented environment. At the conclusion of the fifth year, students receive 2 degrees: a Bachelor of Science from NYU and a Bachelor of Science from NYU-Poly. The Program in Science and Engineering is one of the largest at the College of Arts and Science, fulfilling students’ academic interests from a liberal arts standpoint and providing them with the technical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly changing society. For further information about the dual-degree program, including how to apply, please visit NYU's College of Arts and Sciences, which handles advising questions, application questions, and other questions you may have about the program.
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All NYU-Poly and affiliated students may participate in the U.S. Air Force ROTC program headquartered at Manhattan College. The largest source of commissioned officers for the Air Force, the AFROTC provides participating students with substantial financial support for college costs in exchange for a commitment to military service. Specifically, AFROTC scholarships cover the cost of tuition and most lab fees, provide an annual textbook allowance, and offer a cash allowance of up to $500 for each academic month. In return, you participate in AFROTC officer training programs of between 2 and 4 years in length. The AFROTC scholarship program is an excellent opportunity to defray the costs of your NYU-Poly education and develop a broad range of skills that only the AFROTC can provide.