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.


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.

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.

Student Jasmine Calle '16 in labaratory.

Macaulay Majors

Macaulay scholars have graduated with degrees in over 450 different areas of concentration. Our students officially declare their major through their CUNY home campus, and available majors and minors are listed on the individual campus websites.

Macaulay Advisors on Campus

There are Macaulay advisors 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.

New Media and Digital Content Lab

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.

The Macaulay College Council 

The Macaulay College Council is an important part of our governance structure. Due to the consortial structure of Macaulay, faculty eligibility to vote and serve on the College Council will vary year to year. The Dean serves as the chairperson of the College Council and presides over its meetings.

Masters in Liberal Arts Pipeline Program

Macaulay students who are in good standing and have interests in graduate study in the humanities and social sciences may, in their junior year, apply and be provisionally accepted to the CUNY Graduate Center’s M.A. in Liberal Studies (MALS) Program.

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CUNY School of Public Health Master's Programs

This exciting program enables undergraduate students at partner CUNY colleges to take between 3 – 18 credits of graduate-level courses at CUNY SPH. Courses count for both undergraduate and graduate credits, saving the student tuition costs, while allowing for the completion of a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in five years.

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