General Education Requirements

Pathways at Baruch: College Options

Part III, the College Option, consists of as many as four courses, depending on how much coursework the student has completed at another institution. For students who started taking classes at Baruch before spring 2015, the requirements for the College Option differed depending on whether the student is pursuing a degree in the Macaulay Honors College, the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, the Zicklin School of Business, or the School of Public Affairs. For students who started taking classes in spring 2015 or after, there is a single college option for all students but those in the Macaulay Honors College.

  • A student who enters Baruch as a freshmen will take all four college option courses listed through the links or in the table below.
  • A student who transfers to Baruch with 30 or fewer total credits from an associate program in any college (including non-CUNY regionally accredited colleges) will take all four college option courses listed through the links or in the table below.
  • A student who transfers to Baruch with more than 30 total credits from an associate program in any college (including non-CUNY regionally accredited colleges but without an associate degree will take the first three courses listed through the links or in the table below.
  • A student who has completed an associate degree at any college (including non-CUNY regionally accredited colleges) will take the first two courses listed through the links or in the table below.
  • A student who has completed nine credits of the College Option at another senior college will take only one course: the first course listed through the links or in the table below.
  • A student who has earned a Bachelor's degree will be deemed to have fulfilled the College Option requirements at Baruch.

Here are links to the four College Options for students who began taking classes at Baruch before spring 2015:

Macaulay Honors Baruch College Options

Bachelor of Arts degree from the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Zicklin School of Business

Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Public Affairs


Here is the College Option for all undergraduates (except Macaulay students) who began taking classes at Baruch starting spring 2015:

    Course 1

    CMP / ENG 2800

    or

    CMP / ENG 2850

    Great Works of Literature I

    or

    Great Works of Literature II

    Course 2

    4000-level CIC "capstone" course for one of the liberal arts minors

    This course must be completed at Baruch.

    Course 3

    1st 3000-level liberal arts course toward the same liberal arts minor

    Course 4
    2nd 3000-level liberal arts course toward the same liberal arts minor

The Baruch College Option for Macaulay Honors Students remains unchanged.