Macaulay Honors students receive a uniquely broad, interdisciplinary undergraduate experience that’s customized for their interests and abilities. They earn a degree conferred jointly by Macaulay and their home campus.

Being part of CUNY’s widely diverse student community enriches our students, challenging them to experience rigorous coursework alongside non-Macaulay honors students, returning veterans, non-traditional students and many other different groups.

Diversity in the classroom has proven educational benefits and reflects Macaulay’s core value. It also prepares our students for collaborative professional settings and leadership roles.

Macaulay Seminars

Macaulay Honors College students come together for special classroom experiences including four 3-credit seminar courses that they take over the course of their first and second years at Macaulay.

Faculty

Our faculty develops unique and challenging academic programming for Macaulay scholars.

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Upper Level Courses

Macaulay students take most of the courses related to their major at their CUNY home campus, including high-level and honors courses.

In addition, they take a set of four required seminar courses created just for them.

Macaulay Advisors on Campus

There is a Macaulay advisor on every one of our eight CUNY campuses. Each one supports the unique needs of high achieving students with academic issues, campus life, and professional goals.

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Technology and Innovation

We make technology a meaningful part of student learning, no matter what the subject. The result: students learn how to find (or create) and use digital tools to pursue any academic question and to make their ideas ready for the global stage.

Hertog Scholars Program

Hertog Scholars tackle big issues and “great books” during 6 courses  over a two-year period.

New Media and Digital Content Lab

The lab prepares students to innovate in the tech industry, developing skills in digital studio technologies, entrepreneurship, marketplace analysis, social media marketing and distribution.