Current Catalog

The Cooper Union no longer publishes a printed catalog. This page is instead provided as the source for all information formerly contained in a catalog. See also our past catalogs.

General Information

Mission

Trustees

Officers & Deans

Alumni Association Executive Board

Academic Calendar

A Brief History

Programs & Accreditation

Student Life

Services for Disabled Students

Career Development

Office of Alumni Affairs & Development

First Year Profile

 

Admissions

Applying to The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

First Year Requirements - Bachelor of Architecture Degree

Transfer Requirements - Bachelor of Architecture Degree

Application Requirements - Master of Architecture II Degree

Applying to the School of Art

First Year Requirements - Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

Transfer Requirements

Applying to the Albert Nerken School of Engineering

First-Year Requirements - Bachelor of Engineering Degree

Transfer Requirements - Bachelor of Engineering Degree

Application Requirements - Master of Engineering Degree

International Students

Tuition, Fees and Expenses

Financial Aid

Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards & Prizes

 

Policies and Regulations

General Regulations

Student Records

Health

Leave of Absence

Medical Leaves of Absence

Policy on Copyrighted Material

Policy on Religious Observances

Policy on Alcoholic Beverages and Illegal Drugs 

Campus Security and Safety

Code of Conduct

 

Academic Information

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

Mission Statement

Curriculum

Bachelor of Architecture Professional Degree Degree Program Description

Bachelor of Architecture Professional Degree Degree Requirements

Master of Architecture II Post-Professional Degree Program Description

Master of Architecture II Post-Professional Degree Requirements

Accreditation

Academic Standards and Regulations 

Academic Integrity

Facilities and Resources

Courses

Faculty


The School of Art

Mission Statement

Bachelor of Fine Arts Curriculum

Academic Standards and Regulations

Facilities and Resources

Courses

Faculty


The Albert Nerken School of Engineering

Mission Statement

Overview

Facilities and Research

Bachelor of Engineering Curriculum

Bachelor of Engineering Requirements

Master of Engineering Curriculum and Requirements

Honors and Special Programs

Academic Standards and Regulations

Departments and Programs

Courses

Faculty


Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Aims and Objectives

Academic Regulations

Courses

Faculty

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.