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Summer Liberal Arts Institute

The Summer Liberal Arts Institute at Baruch College allows qualified 10th and 11th graders in a NYC Public High School to enroll in a variety of college credit bearing courses. Course offerings include, but are not limited to (course availability varies every semester):

  • Cultural Anthropology (ANT 1000)
  • Introduction to Business (BUS 1000)
  • Jornalistic Writing (JRN 3050)
  • Psychology (PSY 1000)
  • Speech Communications (COM 1010)
  • Music in Civilizations (MSC 1003)
  • Critical Health Issues (HED 1191)

For course description please visit the Baruch College Undergraduate Bulletin.


The Liberal Arts Institute is a comprehensive program consisting of this range of courses and correlating workshops that will focus on the completion of a culminating project. Each course will award either 3 or 4 college credits and attendance in the afternoon workshop will be mandatory, in order to receive credit for the morning course.

Summer 2017 Course Offerings (tentative):

  • Intro to Business (BUS 1000)
  • Journalistic Writing (JRN 3050)
  • Cultural Anthropology (ANT 1001)
  • Critical Health Issues (HED 1191)

Eligibilty: The summer Barcuh College Now semester is open NYC public high school rising juniors and rising seniors (those in thier 10th and 11th grade during the spring semester) with the following qaulifications:

  • SAT / PSAT Verbal (min. 480) or English Lanagauge Arts (ELA) Regents (min. 75)
  • SAT / PSAT Math (min. 480) or Math Regents (min. 50)
  • Studenst who use PSAT scorres to qualify for admission must have an overal GPA of 85.

Dates: July 5th - August 10th (Monday thorugh Thursday; 9:15am-2:30pm)

Location: All summer courses are held at Baruch College

Attendance Policy: Attendance is Mandatory. Unexcused absences will NOT be allowed during the summer session.

Unique Aspects of the Liberal Arts Institute:

  • Unlike Fall & Spring the summer is open to sphomores and juniors from any NYC Public High School, regardless of College Now partnership
  • Metrocards & daily lunch vouchers are provided
  • Complimenarty workshop attached to each lecture
  • Students will be required prepare a culminating research project

Upon acceptance in to the Liberal Arts Institute students will be required to attend a mandatory orientation and maintain satisfactory attendance and academic performance.

We look forward to seeing you at Baruch College!