Special Programs

NJIT offers a wide range of academic resources and special programs that allow students to shape a course of study that reflects their interests as well as their specific career goals.

Albert Dorman Honors College: Students who demonstrated superior levels of achievement in high school can continue on a challenging leadership track at NJIT's Albert Dorman Honors College. One of the nation's leaders in technologically oriented honors education, the Honors College offers qualified students a truly unique academic experience.

Collaborative Programs with Rutgers-Newark: NJIT students may enrich their educational experience by enrolling in courses at nearby Rutgers University-Newark in such disciplines as art, music, languages, biological sciences, and geology.

Research Opportunities: Undergraduates have access to NJIT's specialized engineering and computing laboratories in such areas as microelectronics, manufacturing, geoenvironmental engineering, particle technology, and biomedical engineering. Faculty in the university's major research centers encourage undergraduate participation on research teams The National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates program allows a number of opportunities for NJIT undergraduates to join research projects each summer.

Aerospace Studies: A commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force is available to any student who completes the aerospace studies option through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps on campus. Students in any bachelor's degree program may pursue this option in conjunction with their normal studies, provided basic eligibility requirements are met. Additionally, several scholarship options are available to students who qualify. Contact the Aerospace Studies department to learn more.

Career Development Services: helps students gain real-world work experience. NJIT's Division of Career Development Services assists students in gaining valuable pre-professional experience and helps them to develop their career plans. Check out the employment outlook in science, engineering, and technology fields.

Services available include:

  • Coop Placement: Many students elect for one or more semesters of Cooperative Education, earning academic credit while gaining paid real-world experience at area businesses. Co-op students earn an average of $15 per hour or a total of $10,000 each year.
  • Internships: Students can gain real-world experience in industry through summer or semester-long internships.

Study abroad: Technology is creating a marketplace that is increasing global in nature. Students have a opportunity to acquire a better understanding of international business through foreign study. The Office of International Students and Faculty coordinates study-abroad programs through cooperative agreements with universities in 18 countries.

Educational Options: Interested students may opt for double majors (majors in two areas of study); dual B.S. degrees (two bachelor's degrees earned simultaneously); or an accelerated B.S./M.S. degree program (graduate credits earned during undergraduate studies). An array of academic minors allow students to pursue special interests or specialize.

Most combined programs are designed so that students complete their studies in no more than a year beyond the time it takes to earn a regular bachelor's degree.

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is a state funded program for New Jersey students who are educationally and economically challenged and who are greatly underrepresented in science and technological fields. The primary objective of the EOP is to provide educationally related services to students whose educational and economic circumstances have limited their post-secondary educational opportunities.

Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program: The McNair program at NJIT is a comprehensive one. It is designed to help low-income and first-generation or underrepresented students majoring in science, engineering and mathematics (SEM) disciplines to complete their bachelor's degree, and continue on to enroll in postbaccalaureate degree programs, with the goal of obtaining doctoral degrees.