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Summer Liberal Arts Institute

The Summer Liberal Arts Institute at Baruch College allows qualified students in any NYC Public High School to enroll in a variety of college credit bearing courses. These course offerings include, but are not limited to (Course availability varies based on 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.

Dates: July 6th - August 13th (Monday thorugh Thursday; 9am-2pm)

Location: All summer courses are held at Baruch College

Attendance Policy: Attendance is Mandatory. Unexcused absences will be allowed during the summer session.

Unique Aspects of the Liberal Arts Institute:

  • Unlike Fall & Spring the summer is open to all NYC Public High School juniors and seniors, 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!