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Science & Engineering Profile


Founded in 1853, Manhattan College, a private, independent, coeducational institution, offers an exceptional college education enriched by Lasallian Catholic values. Our celebrated faculty, small classes, and exciting internships prepare our students for a lifetime of achievement in a suburban campus that is located only minutes from Midtown Manhattan. 

Manhattan College offers more than 40 majors within the College’s six schools: Liberal Arts, Business, Education and Health, Engineering, Science, and Continuing and Professional Studies. The College’s nationally acclaimed engineering and science programs will provide you with the revolutionary knowledge and resources you need for a successful career. At Manhattan your education is both practical and innovative. 

In addition, a student-faculty ratio of approximately 12:1 allows our students to receive individual attention and support from distinguished faculty who are renowned in their fields. Coupled with our small class sizes, our students thrive in a tailored learning environment that promotes personal and professional achievement that lasts a lifetime. 

A heritage of excellence
An education from Manhattan College will open doors to your future. By providing our students with an exceptional education and access to cutting-edge resources, our science graduates have gone on to create an essential valve for the artificial heart and devised the key mathematical formula for oxygen transfer in surface waters.

Manhattan’s engineering alumni lead some of America’s most prominent firms. In fact, our graduates designed and constructed the United Airlines terminal at O’Hare International Airport; Philadelphia’s 65-story One Liberty Place; the Kuala Lumpur City Centre, home of some of the world’s tallest buildings; and the new Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. 

By becoming part of the Manhattan College community, you will receive valuable real-world experience through our internship and mentor programs that will help guide you toward professional achievement and success. 

The sciences
Manhattan College, which is nationally recognized in the sciences, provides hands-on learning experiences and research opportunities to help prepare and inspire our students for the future. Whether you are majoring in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics, research opportunities are available to you. Recently our science majors have completed internships at institutions such as Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the New York Zoological Society (Bronx Zoo). 

Our science graduates also gain admission to leading doctoral programs and medical schools. In fact, Manhattan College is one of a select number of undergraduate colleges with a chapter of Phi Delta Epsilon, an international medical fraternity. 

Furthermore, our research programs and facilities have received funding from the National Science Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and other prestigious sources. 

Engineering
Founded in 1892, Manhattan’s School of Engineering enjoys an international reputation for excellence and is recognized as a top-ranked program across the nation as well. This standard of excellence upheld by the College has led the National Academy of Engineers to induct 18 of the College’s engineering and science alumni into their institution. Additionally, our graduates hold top positions in major firms and agencies, and the College is a center of international professional activity, including the Institute in Water Pollution Control, an annual summer institute drawing engineers from around the world. 

At Manhattan College students may choose from accredited undergraduate majors in Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering. Graduate study at the master’s level is available in Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, and Mechanical Engineering programs. Each of these programs also offers the seamless five-year master’s degree option, through which students can earn both the BS and the MS degree in five years. The master’s degree program in Civil Engineering offers a concentration in Construction Management, and the school offers an accredited Master of Environmental Engineering degree. Graduate engineering certificate programs are also available. In addition, the School of Engineering is a New York State–approved provider of Continuing Education Hours (CEH) for Professional Engineering License registration, and there are a variety of opportunities available for earning CEH credit.

Beyond the classroom
Students in both engineering and science have a number of opportunities to participate in research projects. Research allows you to gain a deeper appreciation for the discipline, clarify career goals, and establish relationships with faculty members. The experience builds both hard and soft skills that are easily transferable—in graduate school and the job market.

In the School of Science, students are encouraged to participate in research projects in collaboration with professors, including writing papers and presenting at conferences. Each year all School of Science student research papers are published in the Manhattan Scientist, a journal dedicated to the work of science students. 

Recently, several School of Engineering projects have made a national impact in the engineering field, including an EPA-funded project on sustainable concrete and a group of chemical engineers who are helping reduce the country’s carbon footprint at the Idaho National Laboratory.

Internship opportunities abound in New York City and the surrounding metro area. Many students connect with our science and engineering alumni, connecting with a collection of Jaspers who work at more than 800 companies and agencies around the world.

21st-century facilities
The emphasis on technology will give you an edge in your career. All student residence halls are equipped with the latest (802.11n) wireless technology in addition to the standard wired high-speed connection to JasperNet, the campus-wide computer network. In addition, specialized computer laboratories for each school are furnished with advanced hardware and software packages—including Adobe and AVID for arts majors; AutoCAD, Fluent, and 3-D printing for engineering; SMARTboards for education; a scaled-down trading floor classroom modeled after the NYSE for business; and virtual computing terminals for science—providing students with the same tools used in industry. All together, this totals more than 500 workstations.

Manhattan College has infused technology into all campus classrooms to provide faculty and students access to rich online content that enhances the learning experience. Manhattan is constantly developing and advancing technology features on campus, such as the Raymond W. Kelly Student Commons, a five-story, 67,400-sq. ft. student center that opened in fall 2014. The Commons is not only a central location for the north and south campus but also incorporates the newest technological capabilities, such as a multipurpose performance space (able to accommodate plays, dinners, dances, lectures, and seminars), a fitness center, a wireless lounge with couches, bookstore, café, new cafeteria, student government office, multiple practice spaces, band room, staff offices, meeting rooms, faculty dining room, student activities office, and much more. 

An ideal place to live and learn
Manhattan College offers students the best of both worlds: an intimate, close-knit campus located in New York City’s suburban Riverdale community and easy access to one of the most exciting cities in the world—New York.


AT A GLANCE

MAJOR FIELDS OF STUDY

ENGINEERING
(EAC of ABET, Inc., accredited)

• Chemical Engineering

• Civil Engineering

• Computer Engineering

• Electrical Engineering

• Mechanical Engineering

 

SCIENCE

• Biochemistry

• Biology

• Chemistry

• Computer Science

• Mathematics

• Physics

• Pre-dental/Pre-medical/Pre-veterinary

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