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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

Time Remains To Register for Spring Semester 2006 at NJIT: Many Programs Available

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) offers a wide range of academic resources and programs that allow students to shape courses of study to reflect a variety of interests and career goals. Applications for undergraduate transfer students, visiting students and graduate students will be accepted for spring semester 2006 through Jan. 23. Classes start Jan. 17 and the last day of registration to add or drop a class is Jan. 23.  For more information, call Denise Taylor in the admissions office at 973-596-3301, or visit www.njit.edu. 

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

Collaborative programs with nearby Rutgers-Newark offers enrolled students access to course material not readily available at NJIT.  Art, music, foreign languages, biological sciences, and geology number among the disciplines.

Double majors (in two areas of study) are easy to create at NJIT as well as 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).  Academic minors permit students to pursue special interests or specialize. Most combined programs are designed so that students complete their studies in less than a year to earn a traditional bachelor's degree.

Research opportunities are available to NJIT undergraduates who wish to study with professionals in engineering and computing laboratories. These laboratories specialize in microelectronics, manufacturing, geo-environmental engineering, particle technology and biomedical engineering. Faculty at NJIT’s research centers encourage undergraduates to  participate on research teams. The National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates is a summer research program at NJIT and available to undergraduates.

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

Programs offered through NJIT’s Division of Career Development Services help students gain valuable pre-professional experience while developing better insight and an understanding of career plans. Through cooperative education, students earn academic credit while gaining paid real-world experience at area businesses. Pay starts at $15 an hour; students can earn a maximum of $10,000 annually.  The NJIT Service Corps helps students find one or more community service assignments. Students who participate not only gain valuable work experience but make a significant contribution to the community. The division also helps students find non-paid internships during the semester and/or summer.

Study abroad is another program available to NJIT students. Technology is creating an increasingly global marketplace. Students improve their 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.

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.  EOP’s primary objective is to provide educationally related services to students whose educational and economic circumstances have limited their post-secondary educational opportunities.

The comprehensive Ronald E. McNair Post baccalaureate Achievement Program helps low-income and first-generation or underrepresented students majoring in science, engineering and mathematics complete their bachelor's degree. Graduates are encouraged to enroll in post baccalaureate degree programs and obtain higher education degrees.

Registration for summer and fall 2006 classes begins April 3, 2006.

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.