Building a Better Future with a NYSCAS Education   

Earning a college degree is a major achievement, and for many New Yorkers it takes many steps to get the kind of quality higher education that will lead to a successful career.  

At New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS), a division of Touro College, faculty and administrators understand and embrace students who keep their eye on that goal—regardless of background or time schedule. NYSCAS welcomes applicants who are recent high school graduates, transfer students, working adults, parents of young children and students who have taken a break from their education, but are now ready to continue.

As a progressive urban institution of higher learning, NYSCAS supports, accommodates and celebrates diverse cultures and ethnic origins. With classes at night and on weekends, NYSCAS knows that one size does not fit all when it comes to delivering comprehensive academic programs to those dedicated to their academic and career future.    

Academic Pathways to Real World Professions

With over 45 associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, NYSCAS offers rigorous academic training in majors that prepare graduates for well paying, real-world job opportunities, including Business Management and Administration (with concentrations in Accounting, Finance, and Marketing), Criminal Justice, Digital Multimedia Design, Education, Biology, Health Sciences (pre-med, pre-dental), Human Services, Information Technology, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Paralegal Studies, Pre-Law and Psychology.

Experienced counselors and caring academic advisors are on-hand at seven convenient locations throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens to guide enrollees from application and admissions to graduation and beyond. Career development personnel and faculty with professional networks in their field help undergrads land meaningful internships and prepare graduates for job interviews with sought-after employers.

Reaching Higher in Higher Ed

For students who want to go further, NYSCAS degrees open many possibilities to rewarding professional careers. Students like Sanjay—who graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in biology, went on to earn a degree from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and is now a medical resident at Hackensack University Medical Center—are maximizing their NYSCAS degrees. “The professors and deans at NYSCAS took an interest in each student individually,” said Sanjay.  “They sincerely wanted to help us focus on our studies so we could succeed. I’ve had a great education.”  

There is Ronald, a NYSCAS class of ’13 graduate, who is currently enrolled in Touro Law Center, and Chana, NYSCAS class of ’16 valedictorian, who is working in the emergency room at Jamaica hospital and plans to pursue a career as a Physician Assistant at Touro’s School of Health Sciences. These are just a few examples of our outstanding alumni who are pursuing careers in a variety of fields.

Real World Experience for a World of Possibilities

NYSCAS offers groundbreaking research opportunities for students interested in science/healthcare:


  • Student research assistants working with microbiology professor Dr. Milton Schiffenbauer conducted research on antiviral benefits of fruit and spices that was presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology;


  • Others studying with Dr. Brian Chiswell, a former Yale medical school fellow and biotechnology scientist, are teaming up with researchers from New York Medical College—part of the Touro College & University System—to find a cure for a rare skin disease.


NYSCAS is also home to faculty with Wall Street, banking and investment expertise they use to teach business administration, accounting and marketing classes.

Human Services faculty who are professionals in the field, prepare graduates for meaningful jobs in human services. We also know that a well-rounded education can make a difference in the real world. Our full-time and adjunct faculty include award-winning authors and poets, theater professionals and sport writers.

Personalized Academic Attention

A recent survey showed that Touro students found administrators and faculty welcoming, open, and friendly, and had favorable experiences regarding teacher involvement and personalized attention. “The faculty was friendly and approachable and made you love the subject they were teaching,” said Chana. “When I needed letters of recommendation for graduate school, the teachers were happy to spend time writing me a letter. They made me feel like family.”   

An Excellent Value

A NYSCAS education is more affordable than you may think. Financial aid counselors can discuss the best ways to pay for your education and help determine your eligibility for a wide range of aid, including federal, New York State and internal Touro grants and scholarships.

So What Are You Waiting for?

Call 1-877-443-3109 to make an appointment or visit us at Career-focused, student-centered. Let NYSCAS get you to where you want to go.   

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