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General Education Requirements

Baruch Common Core: Tier I - Basic Skills

Tier I comprises the courses that reinforce the basic skills of oral and written communication and quantitative reasoning.

Communication Skills (3–5 courses)

Communication Studies


Foreign Language

Weissman School of Arts and Sciences students take 2 courses; Zicklin School of Business and Marxe School of Public and International Affairs students take 0–2 courses, depending on their high school background (see Undergraduate Bulletin 2010–2013).

The languages offered are Arabic, Chinese, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Quantitative Skills (1 course at the 2000 level*)


*Zicklin students must complete a course in calculus for the BBA base curriculum. They must also satisfy the prerequisites for whichever calculus course they take. Therefore, these students usually take MTH 2003 or MTH 2009 and one of the calculus courses listed above.

**MTH 2140 nor MTH 2160 do NOT meet the BBA or BS base curriculum mathematics requirement. Similarly, these courses are not recommended for students whose major requires a statistics course or another math course.