General Education Requirements

Baruch Common Core Compared to Pathways at Baruch

The list below includes all the courses that are part of Tiers I and II of Baruch's Common Core. (Tier III also is discussed.) This page describes whether those courses have a place in the Required or Flexible Cores of Pathway at Baruch, the General Education curriculum for students who entered Baruch starting in fall 2013.

This list should help students gain a sense of the Baruch Common Core courses for which they would receive credit if they were to make the switch. All students are strongly advised not to make a decision to switch before talking with an advisor at the Center for Academic Advisement. Students may switch to the Pathways curriculum, but they may not switch back.

To see a description of the Pathways Core, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/genedreqs/pathwaysatbaruch/index.htm

In the descriptions below, a STEM Variant refers to a course in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math that is required for a major (such as Calculus for any of the business majors).

Baruch Common Core: Tier I

Communication Skills (three courses)

COM 1010 Speech Communication

  • Not part of the Pathways core, but is:
    • required in the pre-Business core
    • required in the Weissman college option
    • a choice for the SPA college option

ENG 2100 Writing I (including ENG 2100T)

  • Satisfies half of the "English Composition" requirement of the Pathways Required Core

ENG 2150 Writing II (including ENG 2150T)

  • Satisfies the second half of the "English Composition" requirement of the Pathways Required Core

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (one course - calculus is required of BBA students)

MTH 2140 Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning

MTH 2160 Ideas in Mathematics and Their Applications

  • Either course satisfies the "Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning" requirement of the Pathways Required Core for most Weissman majors. The following Weissman majors require Math 2003: Actuarial Science, Biological Sciences, Economics, Mathematics, Natural Sciences ad hoc, and Statistics.
  • BBA and SPA students should not take Math 2140 or MTH 2160.

MTH 2003 Precalculus and Elements of Calculus

  • Remains a pre-requisite for the three calculus courses listed below (unless the student places directly into calculus). One of those three (based on placement) is required of all BBA students
  • For SPA majors, MTH 2003 will satisfy the "Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning" requirement of the Pathways Required Core as a STEM Variant.
  • MTH 1030 remains the pre-requisite for MTH 2003.

MTH 2205 Applied Calculus
MTH 2207 Applied Calculus and Matrix Applications
MTH 2610 Calculus I

  • Calculus is still required of BBA students. Any of the three calculus courses above will satisfy the "Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning" requirement as a STEM Variant of the Pathways Required Core.

Foreign Language

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

  • Not part of the Pathways core, but 1-2 foreign language courses:
    • are still required in the Weissman college option, depending on the student's entering status.
    • are choices within the SPA college option

Baruch Common Core: Tier II

Humanities (four courses, one from each category)

FPA (Fine and Performing Arts) one of the following courses:

ART 1000 Introduction to Design and Visual Communication
ART 1011 Art History Survey I
ART 1012 Art History Survey II
MSC 1003 Music and Civilization
MSC 1005 Principles of Music
THE 1041 Introduction to the Theater Arts

  • Any one of the six courses above satisfies the "Creative Expression" requirement of the Pathways Flexible Core

History - one of the following courses:

HIS 1000 Themes in American History
HIS 1005 Modern American History

  • Either of the two courses above satisfies the "U.S. Experience in its Diversity" requirement of the Pathways Flexible Core

HIS 1001 Themes in Global History to 1500 C.E.
HIS 1003 Themes in Global History Since 1500 C.E.

  • Either of the two courses above satisfies the "World Cultures and Global Issues" requirement of the Pathways Flexible Core

HIS 2050 Modern America, 1880-1945
HIS 2053 Recent America, 1945 to the Present

  • Neither of the two courses above satisfies any Pathways requirements

Literature - one of the following courses:

ENG/CMP 2800 Great Works of Literature I
ENG/CMP 2850 Great Works of Literature II

  • ENG/CMP 2800/2850 are not part of the Pathways core, but completion of one of them is:
    • required in the Weissman and Zicklin college options
    • a choice for the SPA college option

Philosophy - one of the following courses:

PHI 1500 Major Issues in Philosophy
PHI 1600 Logic and Moral Reasoning
PHI 1700 Global Ethics

  • Any one of the three courses above satisfies the "Individual and Society" requirement of the Pathways Flexible Core


Natural Sciences (one course for all students; two for BA students)

BIO 1003 Survey of the Living World
BIO 1005 General Biology Structure and Function A Human Orientation

  • Either course may be used to satisfy either the "Life and Physical Sciences" or the "Scientific World" requirement of the Pathways Core. To fulfill the requirement for the other category, students must take the Pathways CHM or PHY course in that category.

BIO 2010 Principles of Biology I

  • This course is designed for Biology majors or Natural Sciences ad-hoc majors.
  • This STEM Variant course will satisfy either "Life and Physical Sciences" or the "Scientific World" requirements of the Pathways Core. To fulfill the requirement for the other category, students must take a Pathways CHM or PHY course in that category.

CHM 1000 Chemistry and the Environment

  • May be used to satisfy either the "Life and Physical Sciences" or the "Scientific World" requirement of the Pathways Core. To fulfill the requirement for the other category, students should take the Pathways BIO, ENV, or PHY course in that category.

CHM 2003 General Chemistry I

  • This course is designed for Biology majors or Natural Sciences ad-hoc majors.
  • This STEM Variant course will satisfy either "Life and Physical Sciences" or the "Scientific World" requirements of the Pathways Core. To fulfill the requirement for the other category, students must take a Pathways BIO, ENV, or PHY course in that category.

ENV 1020 Principles of Ecology
ENV 1021 Environmental Conservation

  • Either courses may be used to satisfy either the "Life and Physical Sciences" or the "Scientific World" requirement of the Pathways Core. To fulfill the requirement for the other category, students should take the Pathways CHM or PHY course in that category.

PHY 1003 Concepts in Physics

  • May be used to satisfy either the "Life and Physical Sciences" or the "Scientific World" requirement of the Pathways Core. To fulfill the requirement for the other category, students should take the Pathways BIO, CHM, or ENV course in that category.

PHY 2003 General Physics I

  • This course is designed for Biology majors or Natural Sciences ad-hoc majors.
  • This STEM Variant course will satisfy either "Life and Physical Sciences" or the "Scientific World" requirements of the Pathways Core. To fulfill the requirement for the other category, students must take a Pathways BIO, CHM, or ENV course in that category.


Social Sciences (four courses, one from each category)

Anthropology/Sociology - one of the following courses:

ANT 1001 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

  • Satisfies the "World Cultures and Global Issues" requirement of the Pathways Flexible Core

SOC 1005 Introduction to Sociology

  • Satisfies the "Individual and Society" requirement of the Pathways Flexible Core

Economics - one of the following courses:

ECO 1001 Micro-Economics

  • Not part of the Pathways core, but will be:
    • required in the pre-Business core and for SPA majors

ECO 1002 Macro-Economics

  • Not part of the Pathways core, but will be:
    • required in the pre-Business core

ECO 1110 Current Economic Problems

  • Does not satisfy any Pathways requirements

Politics and Government - one of the following courses:

PAF 1250 Citizenship and Public Affairs (formerly PUB 1250)
POL 1101 American Government: Practices and Values
POL 2332 American Political Thought

  • Any one of the three courses above satisfies the "U.S. Experience in its Diversity" requirement of the Pathways Flexible Core

POL 2001 The United States in an Age of Globalization

  • Satisfies the "World Cultures and Global Issues" requirement of the Pathways Flexible Core (as does POL 2260)

POL 2321 Urban Government
POL 2353 Public Policy

  • Neither of the two courses above satisfies any Pathways requirements

Psychology:

PSY 1001 General Psychology

  • Does not satisfy any Pathways requirements

Baruch Common Core: Tier III

Minor requirement

  • A liberal arts minor is a requirement of the Pathways college option for most Zicklin students and is a choice for SPA majors.
  • The liberal arts minor will not be a Pathways requirement for Weissman students.
  • Any of the Tier III minors will satisfy the liberal arts minor requirement of the Zicklin college option.
  • For Macaulay students, the sequence of four IDC seminars will satisfy the liberal arts minor requirement.