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Undergrad Profile


The Engineering Program, Department of Engineering Science and Physics, at the College of Staten Island (CSI) is tied for 111th in the latest U.S. News & World Report listing for 2017 Best Colleges, Regional Northeast Universities.

Prestige and affordability
 CSI also ranked 16th in the nation on the Social Mobility Index by CollegeNET and ranked 118th in Student Loan Report’s “Most Affordable Colleges.” CSI was ranked second in the US on the Fulbright Scholars Top-Producing List for Master’s Institutions by the US Department of State and was designated a 2016–2017 STEM Jobs Approved College by Victory Media. In addition, CSI was ranked nationally as a top 10 Military Friendly School and placed third as a Military Spouse Friendly School (Victory Media). CSI offers experiential learning opportunities, honors programs, independent and faculty research opportunities, study abroad, scholarships, financial aid, and luxury apartment-style housing.

Largest New York City campus
CSI is situated on a sprawling 204-acre campus located in the heart of Staten Island. As the largest single college campus (public or private) within New York City, its scenic landscape creates a rural oasis in an urban setting, with picturesque trees, lawns, and gardens. CSI St. George, our newest campus extension, offers an assortment of undergraduate and graduate classes and easy access to mass transit and the Staten Island Ferry.

Exemplary facilities and academics
State-of-the-art facilities are the hallmark of CSI’s campus. Highlights include a 16-foot domed astrophysical observatory, CSI’s very own supercomputer, the 77,000-sq. ft. Sports and Recreation Center, the student-operated radio station WSIA-FM, the Advanced Imaging Facility, an experimental black box theater, and the ultramodern Center for the Arts. 

CSI also offers exemplary academics. School of Business faculty hold advanced degrees, publish in leading journals, and have extensive real-world experience. The School of Education offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Early Childhood, Childhood, and Adolescent Education and graduates students with a 98% pass rate on the Teacher Certification Examination. CSI’s School of Health Sciences offers two of CSI’s most academically competitive programs: Nursing and Physical Therapy. 

World-class faculty
CSI’s faculty are highly regarded experts in their chosen fields, and over 90% of our full-time faculty members hold PhDs or the highest attainable degree in their field. The media have sought our professors for appearances on television, radio, and in print to share their expertise with the public. Most recently Tyehimba Jess, Associate Professor of English, was named the 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Poetry for Olio, a volume of original verse (Wave Books). Adding to the impressive pool of recent College of Staten Island faculty accolades, Michael Paris, PhD, received the highly competitive Distinguished Professor Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) award from The City University of New York for 2017–2018. Assistant Professor of Chemistry Sharon Loverde, PhD, received a $477,089 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study the behavior of small molecules and examine how they interact with each other or with cell membranes. Dr. Loverde’s research team designs different molecules for the purpose of delivering cancer drugs to tumors. Last year Dr. Daniel McCloskey, Associate Professor of Psychology, received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) awarded by President Obama, currently the US government’s highest accolade for scientists in early stages of independent research. 

Luxury student housing
CSI’s luxury student housing allows students to live in comfort and convenience in the heart of our beautiful campus. Our student apartments are fully furnished, include private bedrooms and bathrooms, and have Internet and cable access. Amenities include a fitness center, computer lab, study lounge, and laundry room.

Honors programs
The College of Staten Island offers the Macaulay Honors College: University Scholars Program, which provides high-achieving students with a special honors curriculum of innovative and challenging courses during the first and second years of study. Inside Honors: Ratings and Reviews of Sixty Public University Honors Programs has given Macaulay Honors College the highest rating among public honors colleges and programs nationwide. Only 11 of the schools ranked received the highest rating, and only three in the Northeast. The Verrazano School, our local honors program unique to CSI, is designed to offer students a unique undergraduate education through academically motivated learning communities. The Teacher Education Honors Academy, also unique to CSI, is designed for select students passionate about mathematics and science who want to teach those subjects to middle and high school students. All offer merit-based scholarships.

 

AT A GLANCE

admission profiles 

Freshmen 2017: Baccalaureate Program
Average GPA: 87.3 or 3.365
Mean SAT (ERW+M)*: 1170
Average ACT (composite): 24

The Verrazano School 2017
Average GPA: 91.5 or 3.575
Mean SAT (ERW+M)*: 1170
Average ACT (composite): 24

Macaulay Honors College 2017
Average GPA: 94.3 or 3.71
Mean SAT (ERW+M)*: 1380
Average ACT (composite): 29

Teacher Education Honors Academy 2017
Average GPA: 93.9 or 3.695
Mean SAT (ERW+M)*: 1130
Average ACT (composite): 23

* Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math

Academic programs

Associate Degree Programs
• Business (AAS): Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Management, Marketing Specializations
• Computer Technology (AAS): Programming and Information Science Sequences
• Engineering Science (AS)
• Liberal Arts and Sciences (AA/AS)
• Nursing (AAS)

Bachelor’s Degree Programs
• Accounting (BS)
• African and African Diaspora Studies (BA)
• American Studies (BA)
• Art (BA/BFA): Studio Art Concentration
• Art/Photography (BA/BFA)
• Biochemistry (BS)
• Biology* (BS): Bioinformatics; Ecology, Evolution, and Behavioral Biology; Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Neuroscience; Health Science
• Business (BS): Finance, International Business, Management, Marketing Concentrations
• Chemistry* (BS)
Cinema Studies (BA): Critical Studies, Production Concentrations
• Communications (BS): Journalism, Media Studies, Design and Digital Media, Corporate Communications Concentrations
• Computer Science (BS)
• Computer Science/Mathematics (BS)
• Drama (BS)
• Earth and Environmental Science (BS)
• Earth Science*(BS)
• Economics (BA/BS): Business, Finance Specializations
• Education: Early Childhood, Childhood, Adolescence Programs
• Electrical Engineering (BS)
• Engineering Science (BS): Computer, Electrical, Mechanical Specializations
• English* (BA): Writing, Linguistics, Literature, Dramatic Literature Concentrations
• Geography (BA)
• History* (BA)
• Information Systems and Informatics (BS)
• International Studies (BA)
• Italian Studies* (BA)
• Mathematics* (BS): Pure, Applied Mathematics
• Medical Technology (BS)
• Music (BA/BS): Classical Performance, Literature and Theory, Music Technology, Jazz Studies, Performance Concentrations
• Nursing (BS)
• Philosophy (BA)
• Philosophy and Political Science (BA): Dual Major
• Physics* (BS)
• Political Science (BA)
• Pre-professional Preparation: Chiropractic, Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Optometry, Physical Therapy, Podiatry
• Psychology (BA/BS)
• Science, Letters, and Society (BA): Early Childhood Sequence (Birth–2), Childhood Sequence (1–6)
• Social Work (BS)
• Sociology-Anthropology (BA)
• Spanish* (BA)
• Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (BA)

* Adolescent Education track available (Grades 7–12)

Certificate Programs
• Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Studies

Master’s Degree Programs
• Accounting (MS)
• Biology (MS): Biotechnology, Education
• Business Management (MS): Large-Scale Data Analysis, Strategic Management
• Cinema and Media Studies (MA)
• Clinical Mental Health Counseling (MA)
• Computer Science (MS)
• Education (MSEd): Adolescence (Biology, English, Mathematics, Social Studies); Childhood; Special Education; Special Education Adolescence Generalist; Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages
• English (MA): Education, Literature, Rhetoric Options
• Electrical Engineering (ME)
• Environmental Science (MS)
• History (MA)
• Liberal Studies (MA)
• Neuroscience and Developmental Disabilities (MS)
• Nursing (MS): Adult-Gerontological Health Nursing
• Social Work (MSW)

Post-master’s and Advanced Certificates
• Autism Spectrum Disorders (Advanced Certificate)
• Business Analytics of Large-Scale Data (Advanced Certificate)
• Cultural Competence (Advanced Certificate)
• Leadership in Education (Post-master’s): School Building Leader and School District Leader (Dual Certificate), School District Leader
• Nursing (Post-master’s): Adult-Gerontological Health
• Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (Advanced Certificate)

Doctoral Programs
• Adult-Gerontological Health Nursing (DNP)
• Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)
• Doctoral Programs offered jointly with the CUNY Graduate School: Biochemistry, Biology (Neuroscience), Computer Science, Physics, Polymer Chemistry


 



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