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The Bachelor of Arts curriculum consists of the Pathways general education curriculum, the major (at least 24 credits), and elective credits for a total of 120 credits. Included in this total are 9-11 credits of additional requirements (see below), which constitute the pre-Weissman Core. A total of at least 120  credits and a minimum C (2.0) average – cumulative, and in the major, and in the minor (if completed)– are required for graduation. There is no GPA requirement for 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 minor. A minimum of ninety (90) credits must be in arts and  sciences 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.

PRE-WEISSMAN  CORE      

The  three The three courses forming the Pre-Weissman Core must be completed before a student  is student is allowed to declare a major in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences.

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Foreign  Language: two courses  (6-8  credits of the same language)

Students  who Students who have studied a foreign language in high school for fewer than three years must take one year of language as follows:

  • If  only If only one year of a language was taken in high school, the student must  take must take two semesters of elementary or intermediate language.          
  • If two years of a language were taken in high school, the student must take two semesters of intermediate or advanced language or take two semesters of a new language on the elementary level.  

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

  • Continue the language on an intermediate or advanced level for one semester and take one literature course 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 Students who have studied a foreign language in high school for 31⁄2 3 1⁄2 or more years must choose one of the following options:

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Students have the option of taking a  placement a placement exam to ensure that they are placed at the correct level.

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Students  who have entered Baruch in spring 2015 or later, and who complete two majors, are waived from College Option requirements other than Great Works of Literature (

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