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Majors

 What are Majors and how does the Major system work?

Majors are a set of selective courses given to students during their last 2 years at Tech in a specific topic or discipline. These courses are in addition to those they would normally take to receive a New York City diploma. 

Once placed, students are
NOT allowed to change majors.

 How many Majors are there?

There are currently 19 majors at Tech.

 How does the selection process work? 

  • All sophomores attend a series of presentations regarding the course sequence for each major.
  • The online selection process lasts a few days and requires each student to log onto Daedalus and rank each major in preference order.
  • Applicants are then sorted electronically by preference and their Power Index (PI) in each Major, and placed accordingly.
  • Once a specific major is full, all students are put into their next major choice, where the process starts again.
  • A student having a higher PI for a second choice major will bump the lowest ranking student from their first choice. The bumping process guarantees that all students receive their highest ranking preferences based on merit.
  • Once all students have been placed they are notified about their placement.

   What is the Power Index (PI) and why is it important?

The Power Index (PI) is a number comprised of a student's current average plus the average in certain academic areas. This number, usually around 300 or 400 (maximum) is used to rank each student. The Power Index (PI) is important because it allows Tech to rank students based on their proficiency in courses relevant to the particular Major they are interested in. The higher a student's PI, the better their chance of earning a seat in that Major. This means students who excel during the first 2 years at Brooklyn Tech are rewarded by giving them first choice of Majors. To earn a higher Power Index, students may choose to enroll in Honors or Advanced Placement courses in 9th and 10th grade since those courses are weighted.  The weighted grade is used for Power Index calculations.  This becomes very important for highly competitive majors.

 How are courses weighted?

Honors courses are weighted at 1.05 and Advanced Placement courses are weighted at 1.10 (on transcripts).  A 90 earned in an Honors course will show as a 90 on the report card and transcript but will be averaged into the Cumulative Grade Point Average as a 94.5.  (90 x 1.05 = 94.5).   A 90 earned in an Advanced Placement course will show as a 90 on the report card and transcript but will be averaged into the Cumulative Grade Point Average as a 99.  (90 x 1.10 = 99).  In addition to major selection, weighted averages are used for determination of awards, admissions to the National Honor Society, and college processing.