Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Arts Degree

55 Lex - Vertical CampusThe Bachelor of Arts curriculum consists of the core curriculum, the major, and elective credits for a total of 120 credits. Included in this total are 13 credits (see below) of additional requirements to complete the BA. A total of at least 120 credits and a minimum C (2.0) average -- cumulative, in the major and in the minor -- are required for graduation. A minimum of ninety (90)credits must be in arts and sciences courses.

At least 60 percent of the credits in the major must be taken at Baruch. Transfer students must meet all degree requirements and take a minimum of at least 30 credits at Baruch.

All Bachelor of Arts students must include the following additional credit requirements in their degree plans:

Foreign Language
6-8 credits

Students who have studied a foreign language in high school for three years must choose one of the following options:

  • Continue the language on an intermediate or advanced level for one semester and take one course in literature in the target language
  • Continue the language on an intermediate or advanced level for two semesters
  • Start a new language on the elementary level for two semesters.

Students who have studied a foreign language in high school for three and a half or more years must choose one of the following options:

  • Take six credits of literature in the target language
  • Continue the high school language on the advanced level for two semesters
  • Take one semester of advanced foreign language and one course in literature in the target language
  • Take two semesters of a new language

Natural Sciences

4 credits (in addition to the 4 credits for the common core)

This second laboratory science course must be in a different area from the one taken to fulfill the common core requirement. For this purpose, ENV and BIO courses are considered to be in the same area.

Cultural Studies

3 credits

One course must be chosen from ONE of the following areas:


Black Studies (BLS)
Latino Studies (LTS)
Latin American Studies (LACS)
Asian and Asian American Studies (AAS)

NON-ARTS AND SCIENCES Courses IN BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires that 75 percent (90 out of 120) of the credits toward the degree will be designated arts and sciences courses. Students may include up to 30 elective credits of non-arts and sciences courses .

DOUBLE AND DUAL MAJORS

Students in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences who wish to complete double or dual majors within the arts and sciences disciplines must file two separate major/specialization forms. Read more.

SECOND DEGREES

Students may earn a second baccalaureate degree provided that they complete 30 additional credits at Baruch, that they meet all the requirements for the Baruch BA degree, and that they choose an entirely new major. None of the courses in the second major can have previously been applied to the major.

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