Manhattan College is one of the few American colleges to have chapters of all five of these distinguished national honor societies: Beta Gamma Sigma, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi and Tau Beta Pi.
Manhattan College is one of 276 institutions in the United States with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most widely known academic honor society, which celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences.
Other programs at Manhattan College:
1. The National Model United Nations offers a unique opportunity for students to better understand the inner workings of the United Nations and other international organizations while building skills in diplomacy and compromise.
2. The Branigan Fellowships program promotes undergraduate research in the humanities by awarding several grants per year in excess of $3,000 each for student-initiated projects.
3. The Fellowships Committee works with students and alumni to encourage graduate study and help work through sometimes challenging application processes.
4. The Pre-Law Advisory Committee works with students interested in pursuing law.
5. There are several study abroad options open to students. Students can choose to study abroad for a semester, an academic year, a month-long summer program or a seven-week summer program.
6. Manhattan's Mentorship program provides opportunities for students to gain insight into their intended careers by being paired with professionals, generally Manhattan alumni in those careers.
7. The College's Internship program allows students to complete at the minimum of one internship within their four years of study.
8. Manhattan's Finance and Economics club organizes student preparation and participation in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and other service activities.
Majors and Degrees Offered
Manhattan College offers more than 40 major fields of study in the programs of arts, business, education and health, engineering and science, and graduate degrees are also offered in education, engineering and business. The College's professional schools are externally accredited by the following accrediting organizations: school of business, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); school of education, Teacher Education Accrediting Council (TEAC); and individual school of engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, Inc. Within these programs, Manhattan College is able to provide students with the knowledge they need to succeed in the classroom and in the workforce.
The Arts students may major in: Art History, Communication, Economics, English, French, Government, History, International Studies, Labor Studies, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Urban Affairs and General Studies.
The Business students may choose from: Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Global Business Studies, Management and Marketing.
In addition, Manhattan College also offers the following graduate programs: the Bachelor of Science in Professional Accounting / Master of Business Administration Program and the Bachelor of Science in Business / Master of Business Administration Program, which offers students an option to complete a five-year multiple award program.
The Education program offers three options for undergraduate students interested in earning a bachelor’s degree in teaching including: Early Childhood Education, Childhood Education, Dual: Childhood/Special Education and Adolescent Education. In addition, the program features two undergraduate majors in the department of Physical Education and Human Performance in Physical Education Teaching (grades K-12) or Exercise Science.
Another option is the Five-Year Childhood/Special Education Program, which combines baccalaureate and graduate work, allowing the student to receive a bachelor’s and master’s degree with eligibility to pursue certification for grades 1-6 in regular and special education. The school of education also offers master’s degrees and professional diplomas in school counseling, mental health counseling, special education and school building leadership.
The Radiological and Health Professions Program is also part of the school of education and health and is available to students pursuing a Bachelor of Science with three major selections: Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiation Therapy Technology, Radiologic Technology (X-ray) or Allied Health.
The Engineering program offers programs leading to the baccalaureate degree in five disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Graduate study at the master's level is also available in: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
Graduate Certificate programs currently available to engineering students are: Engineering Management, Environmental Management, Engineering Law, Engineering Mathematics, Biochemical Engineering, Manufacturing/Systems, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), Construction Management, Electrical Power Engineering, Computer Engineering and Energy Management.
The Science program offers students the chance to major in the following areas: Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics.