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CUNY Pathways General Education Requirements

The BSPA requires 120 credits; 30 are in public affairs and 90 are in the Pathways general education curriculum. The general education requirements consist of five categories of courses: basic, flexible core, college option, BSPA prerequisites, and free electives.

I. Basic (six courses, 18 credits)

English Composition (two courses)                             

Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning (two courses)

  • MTH 1030 College Algebra
  • MTH 2003 Pre-Calculus and Elements of Calculus (prerequisite: MTH 1030)

Life and Physical Sciences (two courses, one lab course plus one corresponding lecture course: “L” denotes “lecture” course; the courses used to satisfy this requirement may not be used to satisfy the Scientific World requirement in the Flexible Core)

II. Flexible Core (six courses, 18 credits)

The Flexible Core is made up of six courses which must be taken in five different areas. In fulfilling the sixth-course requirement, students may not take more than one course from any one department, discipline, or interdisciplinary field. The following are singe fields: POL and PAF; ANT and SOC; ART, MSC, & THE; BLS and LTS (HSP); and BIO, ENV, CHM, and PHY.  Prospective BSPA students must complete either PAF 1250 or POL 1101 in the U.S. Experience in its Diversity category or as the flexible core sixth course.

1.  World Cultures and Global Issues (one course)

  • ANT 1001 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • HIS 1001  Themes in Global History to 1500 C.E.
  • HIS 1003 Themes in Global History since 1500 C.E.
  • LTS 1003 Latin America: An Institutional and Cultural Survey
  • POL 2001 The United States in an Age of Globalization
  • POL 2260 Introduction to Comparative Government
2.  U.S. Experience in its Diversity (one course)

  • BLS 1003 The Evolution and Expressions of Racism
  • HIS 1000 Themes in American History
  • HIS 1005 Modern American History
  • PAF 1250 Citizenship and Public Affairs
  • POL 1101 American Government: Practices and Values
  • POL 2332 American Political Thought
3.  Creative Expression (one course)

4.  Individual & Society (one course)

5.  Scientific World (one course; the requirement must be satisfied with a course in a different area than that taken for Life and Physical Sciences. BIO and ENV are in the same area).

  • BIO 1011L Fundamentals of Biology: Human Biology Lecture
  • BIO 1015L Fundamentals of Biology – Genetics, Evolution, and Ecology
  • CHM 1003L Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • ENV 1003L Fundamentals of Ecology
  • PHY 2002L Fundamentals of Physics: Theory and Practice

6. Flexible Core Sixth Course: Must be from one of the following categories: World Cultures and Global Issues, U.S. Experience in its Diversity, or Individual and Society.  Cannot be from a discipline already completed.

III. College Option (four courses; 12 credits maximum)

There are two college options for BSPA students: language/communications or the liberal arts interdisciplinary minor (recommended). The number of required college option courses is determined by the following:

  • A student who enters Baruch as a freshmen or who transfers to Baruch from a 4 year college (exceptions see below D-H)  or  transfers with30 or fewer total credits from an associate program in any college (including non-CUNY regionally accredited colleges) must complete all four courses.
  • 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 (3) courses.
  • A student who has completed an associate degree at any college (including non-CUNY regionally accredited colleges) will take the first two (2) courses listed.
  • A student who has completed three credits(one course) of the College Option at a 4 year CUNY will take the first three (3) courses in consultation with the faculty advisor at Baruch to fulfill the College Option.
  • A student who has completed six credits(two courses) of the College Option at a 4 year CUNY will take the first two (2) courses in consultation with the faculty advisor at Baruch to fulfill the College Option.
  • A student who has completed nine credits(three courses) of the College Option at a 4 year CUNY will take only one (1) course in consultation with the faculty advisor at Baruch to fulfill the College Option.
  • A student who has completed 12 credits of the College Option at a 4 year CUNY College will need zero (0) College Option courses.
  • A student who has earned a Bachelor's degree will be deemed to have automatically fulfilled the College Option requirements at Baruch. These students will need zero (0) College Option courses.

Language/Communication Option

Course #1:  ENG/CMP 2800/2850:  Great Works of Literature

Course #2:  1st foreign language course (based on placement)

Course #3:  2nd foreign language course (based on placement)

Course #4:  COM 1010: Speech Communication

Minor Option: Link to Baruch College Minors for a list.

Course #1:  ENG/CMP 2800/2850

Course #2:  First 3000 level liberal arts course toward the same liberal arts minor

Course #3:  Second 3000 level liberal arts course toward the same liberal arts minor

Course #4:  Ending 4000/5000 level liberal arts capstone toward the same liberal arts minor

IV. BSPA Prerequisites (two courses; 6 credits)

  • STA 2100 Statistics for Social Science (prerequisite for PAF 3401)
  • ECO 1001 Micro-Economics (prerequisite for PAF 3102)

V. Free Electives (39 credits)


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