As part of the requirements of a baccalaureate degree, all new freshmen, all transfer students, and all students reentering Baruch College after an extended absence must complete an official arts and sciences Tier III Minor.
The Three Tiers
All undergraduate students at Baruch College must complete a common core curriculum that comprises three tiers. Tier I courses focus on communication and quantitative skills. Tier II courses are in the social and natural sciences.
Students are advised to plan their Tier III Minor early and complete it over several semesters. For additional information, please refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin.
The Tier III Minor consists of three liberal arts courses (9–12 credits), outside the student's major. The three courses include two 3000-level and one 4000-level capstone course. Capstones are research- oriented and communication- intensive courses at the 4000-level or above. Capstones can be taken only after students have completed two courses in their disciplinary concentration at the 3000 level or higher, and must be taken at Baruch College. In order to graduate, a student must have a grade point average of at least 2.00 in the three courses that make up the Tier III Minor.
how to declare a minor
Declaration of the Tier Three Minor is part of the Eligibility Review for Your Major - Online Application. You should declare your minor at the time you apply for your major/school. Students must complete a Minor Declaration Form and submit to the Registrar's office. The forms may be obtained online or at the Center for Advisement.
Weissman offers both single discipline and interdisciplinary minors, which include student-tailored course groupings drawn from two or more departments. The following are examples of Interdisciplinary minors, ones that include two or more disciplines:
- American Studies
- Arts and Sciences (Honors)
- Asian and Asian American Studies
- Black and Hispanic Studies
- Environmental Sustainability
- Film Studies
- Global Studies
- Information Studies
- Information Technology and Social Responsibility
- Jewish Studies
- Latin American and Caribbean Studies
- Law & Policy
- New Media Arts
- New York City Studies (Honors)
- Religion and Culture
- Spanish-English Translation
- Survey Research
- Women's Studies