The College of Staten Island CUNY is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. At 204 acres, the campus is the largest physical New York City college site. Aside from their main campus, there are also several extension campuses that make learning easily accessible.
The Lucille and Jay Chazanoff School of Business has four academic departments. Degrees are offered in Economics, Management, Accounting & Finance, or Marketing. Inside each department, there are a variety of programs that dive deeper into majors such as International Business, Information Systems, Healthcare Management, and General Business. Master’s are offered in Accounting or Business Management.
The CSI offers a specialized program called the Verrazano Experience. All levels of students are eligible to apply. There are many benefits to participation like honors courses with smaller class sizes, study abroad scholarships, planned activities both on and off-campus, small-group meetings faculty, and meaningful workshops. The Accelerated Study in Associate Program helps drive students to complete their bachelor’s degree in four years by supporting participants with financial support, career development opportunities, and comprehensive academic advisement.
CLUE is a non-credit program that helps students acclimate to college life after completing orientation. CLUE events are college-sponsored and generally fall into the categories of personal growth or co-curricular. They are thoughtfully designed to promote out-of-classroom cultural, intellectual, and social life activities on campus. After students settle in, there are more than 50 clubs and organizations to join, such as Creative Media Club, Gamers Club, International Business Society, Musical Theatre Club, and more. Diversity is also celebrated within organizations like the Muslim Student Association, Black Women’s Initiative, Spanish Club, and the Bertha Harris Women’s Center.
The Center for Global Engagement provides services for international students and scholars, holds specialized professional programs, and hosts culturally diverse events. They are also the home to study abroad resources and information, as well as the English Language Institute. The ELI is an innovative program that assists students who are learning English as a second language. Those involved in ELI have full access to the College’s campus, including pools, fitness center, tennis courts, and any lectures or workshops that they feel would benefit them as they work towards mastering the English language. Parents will appreciate the on-campus NAEYC accredited child care center. Infants, pre-k, and school-aged children can all learn and be cared for by trained staff while their parents work towards their degree.
While degrees are not available, online CSI does provide students with online resources to make learning more convenient. Blackboard is utilized as a way to turn in assignments, Office 365 is provided free of charge for all students, library resources are available online, and Dropbox is also utilized in many classes as a means of storage for assignments and notes. The Online Learning Initiative Team develops content to assist students and faculty as they navigate learning using online resources and platforms.