The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an all-honors private college that occupies a singular place in America's educational and social landscape. The Cooper Union's graduates, with a rigorous education in architecture, art or engineering—all of them beneficiaries of a half-tuition scholarship—become the visionary thinkers, creators and innovators who change the world in the service of humankind.
Specific admissions and credit requirements vary in the three schools and are defined in the pages below.
Undergraduate Degree Programs
A program that includes five years of design, four years of structures and culminates with a thesis
Includes studies in drawing, film/video, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Note: a certificate program is also offered in art to matriculated students.
Offered in chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering as well as a Bachelor of Science in General Engineering.
Graduate Degree Programs
A design research, post-professional degree open to applicants with a first professional degree in architecture
Intended to prepare students for entry into the professional world or further study; offered in chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering.