Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Macaulay Honors College at CSI

Director: Associate Professor Charles Liu, Building 1A, Room 206

The Macaulay Honors College University Scholars Program at the College of Staten Island provides a select group of highly motivated students with a special curriculum of innovative and challenging courses. These courses, taught in small class settings by select faculty members, provide a broad but coherent foundation for the baccalaureate degree. Included in this curriculum is a series of four seminars investigating New York City from a variety of viewpoints and using the City itself as a classroom. Class work involves field study, independent and collaborative research experience, and study-abroad opportunities, as well as participation in cross-campus events involving students from all Macaulay Honors College campuses. Students are also required to complete 30 hours of community service over the course of the four-year program. Third- and fourth-year University Scholars pursue study in a wide range of majors in which they are required to achieve departmental honors. If honors in the major is not available, students must complete an honors project or an honors thesis. Students accepted into the Macaulay Honors College receive a comprehensive package of financial and academic assistance including full tuition reimbursement for four years, an academic stipend to defray travel abroad and internship expenses, a cultural passport providing free or discounted admission to New York’s diverse cultural offerings, and a free laptop computer. CSI’s Macaulay Honors College staff includes a full-time academic advisor and a program coordinator. University Scholars benefit from personalized and individualized attention ranging from priority course registration to ongoing academic and career advisement. Local and CUNY-wide initiatives provide University Scholars with opportunities to successfully compete for prestigious internships, fellowships, and admission to post-graduate programs. CSI’s Macaulay Honors College also houses a student lounge and a designated computer lab for student use.

Honors Courses