Special Programs

Honors Program

The Honors Program represents the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering's best resource for students who perform at a consistently elevated academic level. The Honors Program lifts the NYU School of Engineering’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 the NYU School of Engineering 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.

Highlights include:

  • Enriched coursework and special studio courses
  • Faculty mentorship
  • Exploration of coursework’s practical impact on real-world research and projects
  • Emphasis on creative action: invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship (i2e)

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, or the School of Engineering, is an affiliated institution of NYU located in neighboring downtown Brooklyn and is currently in the process of transitioning into a school within NYU. The School of Engineering is New York’s most comprehensive school of engineering, applied science, and technology.

SUNY Downstate Medical School Linkage Program

The SUNY Downstate Medical School has created a special opportunity for the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering 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 the NYU School of Engineering and SUNY Downstate Medical School. The program will admit up to four the NYU School of Engineering students per year and is restricted to undergraduatestudents who began the NYU School of Engineering 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.

About SUNY Downstate Medical Center

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.

BS/MS Program

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.

Five-Year Dual Degree Program

The five-year dual degree program offers highly qualified and motivated students who are technically oriented the opportunity to pursue both a liberal arts program with a major in science and a traditional engineering program. The program is ideal for the student interested in science and engineering who is also eager for a liberal arts experience before entering an undergraduate engineering environment. Upon completion of this five-year program, students receive the Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Arts and Science and the Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Engineering. For further information about the dual-degree program please visit the program website.