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General Education Requirements

College Option for Weissman Students (BA Degree)



There are three versions of the College Option for students receiving the BA degree from the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences:

I.    for students entering Baruch or opting in to Pathways in fall 2013;

II.   for students entering Baruch or opting in to Pathways from spring 2014-fall 2014; and

III.  for students entering Baruch or opting in to Pathways starting spring 2015.

(see below for descriptions of each of these versions)

For all three versions, the following table explains the College Option (COPT) requirements for students, based on their entering status.

Baruch Freshmen 12 COPT credits

Students transferring from an

Associate Degree Program to Baruch

(including non-CUNY regionally accredited colleges)

 - Earned Associate Degree: 6 COPT credits

 - Earned More than 30 credits: 9 COPT credits

 - Earned 30 or Fewer credits: 12 COPT credits

Students transferring from a

CUNY Bachelor’s Degree Program to Baruch

 

12 COPT credits are required;

HOWEVER, any COPT credits completed at and/or received upon transfer to the previous CUNY senior college will transfer to Baruch with the designation.

Students who have remaining COPT requirements begin taking courses at the top of the relevant Baruch COPT course list.

Students transferring from a

Non-CUNY Bachelor’s Degree Program to Baruch

 

12 COPT credits

Second Bachelor’s Degree Students

Students with earned bachelor’s degrees from institutions that are accredited and recognized by a regional accrediting U.S. agency, as well as students from international universities with degrees that are equivalent to a baccalaureate degree as determined by CUNY

No COPT credits are required
Students who transfer multiple times  
  - Began college in associate program *

6, 9, or 12 COPT credits

 

  - Began college in baccalaureate program

12 COPT credits;

HOWEVER, any COPT credits completed at and/or received upon transfer to another CUNY senior college will transfer to Baruch with the designation.

Students who have remaining College Option requirements begin taking courses at the top of the relevant Baruch COPT course list.

* The College Option requirement for a student who transfers multiple times is determined by the type of program in which he or she first enrolled. A student who begins his or her college career in an associate program, and transfers multiple times will be responsible for a total of 6, 9, or 12 College Option credits depending on the student’s status when they first transferred from the associate program.

I. For students entering Baruch or opting in to Pathways in fall 2013, please follow the four courses below (all three-credit) of the Weissman College Option:

Course 1

CMP / ENG 2800

or

CMP / ENG 2850

Great Works of Literature I

or

Great Works of Literature II

Course 2
COM 1010 Speech Communication
Course 3
  1st Foreign Language course (based on placement)*
Course 4
  2nd Foreign Language course (the same language as the 1st Foreign Language course)*

*One of these courses must be completed at Baruch.

II. For students entering Baruch or opting in to Pathways from spring 2014-fall 2014, please follow the four courses below (all three-credit) of the Weissman College Option:

Course 1

CMP / ENG 2800

or

CMP / ENG 2850

Great Works of Literature I

or

Great Works of Literature II

Course 2
1st Foreign Language course (based on placement)*
Course 3
  2nd Foreign Language course (the same language as the 1st Foreign Language course)*
Course 4
COM 1010 Speech Communication

*One of these courses must be completed at Baruch.

III. For students entering Baruch or opting in to Pathways starting spring 2015, please follow the four courses below (all three-credit) of the Baruch College Option:

    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

List of Liberal Arts Minors and Capstone Courses

NOTES:

  • The liberal arts minor cannot be within the same area of study as the major. This is also true for students who are required to complete part of the minor for the College Option.
  • There is no GPA stipulation attached to the College Option courses, but in order to graduate with the liberal arts minor, a student must have a grade point average of at least 2.00 in the three courses that make up his or her liberal arts minor.