Specialized Programs

Specialized Programs

The College of Staten Island offers a number of selective academic programs, learning communities and undergraduate research opportunities. Our programs range from 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, to the Verrazzano School, a program designed to offer students a unique undergraduate education through academically motivated learning communities. The Teacher Education Honors Academy at CSI is designed for select students passionate about mathematics and science who want to inspire enthusiasm for those subject areas in middle and high school student.

In addition, the College offers a number of opportunity programs and learning communities for motivated students who have the potential to do well in college, but would benefit from enhanced academic support and financial assistance.

Our programs range from The Percy Ellis Sutton Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge Program (SEEK) higher education opportunity program which provides access to college, and promotes academic success and personal achievement through an array of counseling and other support services, to the Accelerated Study in Associate Program (ASAP) which is designed at CSI to help motivated students earn their baccalaureate degrees in four years through comprehensive academic advisement, financial support  and career development.

These and other programs support motivated students to reach new academic heights. Please visit the program pages to determine which program is best for you.

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Do you like to travel and see the world -- all while earning experience and college credit?  Then grab your passport and explore our study abroad options!

Diverse group of students

We welcome a rich diverse campus experience for all of our students.  Explore our diversity programs.

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Explore the wide variety of honors programs offered at the College of Staten Island.

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Learning Communities at the College of Staten Island offer students a more personalized environment and create supportive peer groups. 

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CUNY/City STEM Initiative: Enroll in and complete any designated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) course(s) and receive a tuition waiver.......

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Making the most of your college education, means taking advantage of every opportunity that is granted to you.  Explore our College Now and Liberty Partnership Programs.