Macaulay Honors College

Effective: Fall 2019

Program Director: Professor Gary Schwartz (Leonard Lief Library, Room 315)

The Macaulay Honors College at Lehman College admitted its first class in September 2002. Member of the Honors College are designated "Macaulay Scholars." They receive full tuition, a laptop computer, and an opportunities fund for academic enrichment experiences, such as study abroad. A "Cultural Passport" provides entree to concerts, the theater, museums, and other cultural institutions in New York City. Macaulay Central at 35 West 67th Street, through its Career Development Office and rich program of events exposes students to and puts them in contact with accomplished individuals active in many facets of city life, the arts, government, business, and science. Macaulay offers abundant opportunities for academic enhancement and intellectual growth, supplemented by study abroad, internships, preparation for graduate school, and global engagement.

All Macaulay Scholars are personally guided through their four years by a Macaulay Academic Advisor on their home campus who is dedicated to maximizing their college careers. This is the unique hallmark of a Macaulay education.

Criteria for selection include the student's high school academic record, SAT/ACT scores, an essay, two letters of recommendation, and an interview.

Students intending to apply for Macaulay must either apply directly from high school or as transfer students through the Macaulay Bridge Program. Upon successful completion of the four required New York City Seminars, Macaulay Bridge Program students become Macaulay Scholars. Macaulay does not accept transfers from any other institution. Students wishing to apply should consult the Macaulay homepage through the CUNY Portal at www.cuny.edu and select "Apply Online," as well as the Lehman homepage at www.lehman.edu/lehman/honorscollege. 

MACAULAY AT LEHMAN REQUIREMENTS:

 1.  All Macaulay Scholars at Lehman College fulfill the same requirements in Pathways (General Education) and in their majors as stipulated in the College Bulletin for all Lehman College students. Upon graduation, Macaulay Scholars are issued a joint diploma from Macaulay Honors College and Lehman College.

2.  The seminar based core curriculum of Macaulay Honors College is the four sequential New York City seminars focusing on aspects of life, culture, history, and governance of NYC.  

3.  Three additional honors seminars chosen from those offered by the Lehman Scholars Program or Macaulay Central or another MHC CUNY campus.

4.  Two years of the same foreign language or the equivalent. Students beginning a foreign language take 4 semesters (elementary + intermediate); students continuing in a language may place into one of the four semesters or place out of further required foreign language study based on AP testing or other criteria.

 Alternatively, students may take one year of elementary language study and two Lehman Scholars Seminars substituting them for the intermediate year of foreign language study.

5.  Completion of a capstone project, begun in the second semester of junior year and submitted by November 1 or April 1 of the student’s last semester (or semester of graduation.

6.  Students are required to complete 30 certified hours of community service.

7.  Students are required to complete an internship or study abroad program.  

MACAULAY BRIDGE PROGRAM AT LEHMAN REQUIREMENTS:  

1.  All Macaulay Scholars at Lehman College fulfill the same requirements in Pathways (General Education) and in their majors as stipulated in the College Bulletin for all Lehman College students. Upon graduation, Macaulay Scholars are issued a joint diploma from Macaulay Honors College and Lehman College. 

2.  The seminar based core curriculum of Macaulay Honors College is the four sequential New York City seminars focusing on aspects of life, culture, history, and governance of NYC.

3.  Two courses or seminars chosen from courses or seminars offered by:

A. Honors Programs or equivalent curriculum at college campus of origin.

B. The Lehman Scholars Program

C. Macaulay Central

D. Another Macaulay Campus

4.  Macaulay Bridge Students are exempt from the foreign language requirement.

5.  Completion of a capstone project, begun in the second semester of junior year and submitted by November 1 or April 1 of the student’s last semester (or semester of graduation).

6.  Students are required to complete 30 certified hours of community service.

7.  Students are required to complete an internship or study abroad program.  

Macaulay Honors College Prior to Fall 2019