Degree Programs

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Workspace at Cooper

Workspace at Cooper

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End of Year Art Show

End of Year Art Show

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Architecture Studio

Architecture Studio

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Engineering Lab

Engineering Lab

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Kanbar Center for Biomedical Engineering

Kanbar Center for Biomedical Engineering

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Free Study at 41

Free Study at 41

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Foundation Building at Night

Foundation Building at Night

The Cooper Union is an all-honors private college with a historic mission of fair access to education, awarding a half-tuition scholarship to every admitted undergraduate student. 

Click on the below links to learn more about our programs, click here to view some of our student's work, and click here to listen to a message from our students.

Undergraduate Degree Programs:

Bachelor of Architecture
A program that includes five years of design, four years of structures and culminates with a thesis

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Includes studies in drawing, film/video, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture

Bachelor of Engineering
Offered in chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering as well as a Bachelor of Science in General Engineering

Graduate Degree Programs:

Master of Science in Architecture
A design research, post-professional degree open to applicants with a first professional degree in architecture

Master of Engineering
Intended to prepare students for entry into the professional world or further study; offered in chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering.

 

  • 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.