Undergraduate Curriculum

General Education Requirements – The Common Core Curriculum - Students who entered Baruch prior to Fall 2013

Why a Common Core Curriculum?
The courses of the Common Core Curriculum will develop and improve your
- Oral and Written Communication
- Global/Cross-Cultural Awareness
- Quantitative and Scientific Thinking
- Technological Skills
- Critical Thinking
- Information Literacy
- Civic Awareness
- Ethical Awareness
- Aesthetic Appreciation

General Education and the courses of the Common Core Curriculum are central to Baruch College’s mission. They shape the experience that the College offers all of its students, whether they pursue a degree in the Zicklin School of Business, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, or the School of Public Affairs.

Gen Ed at Baruch reflects the College’s commitment to the ideal of education as a transformation of the whole person through study of the arts and sciences. The Common Core Curriculum, which emphasizes learning goals in the areas listed above, includes introductory courses in a variety of disciplines in the arts and sciences as well as advanced concentrations that allow students to focus on a single area in the liberal arts.

Tier I
Basic Skills
Communication Skills
3–5 courses
Quantitative Skills
1 course *(SIMNET Exam no longer required)*

Tier II
Introduction to the
Arts and Sciences

4 courses
Social Sciences
4 courses
Natural Sciences
1 course

Tier III
Liberal Arts Minor
3000-level Courses
2 courses
Capstone Course
Must be taken at Baruch College