Message from the Interim Dean Alison Griffiths
Welcome to the Mildred and George Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, a vibrant intellectual and cultural center. With 13 outstanding academic departments, numerous interdisciplinary programs, and a wide range of majors, the Weissman School is an essential part of the Baruch College experience, whether as the home of your chosen major or for your liberal arts courses. In an entrepreneurial era that rewards creativity and critical thinking, there is no better preparation for adult life than a rigorous liberal arts and sciences education. We're also proud to offer students a rich and diverse array of music and theatre in the Baruch Center for the Performing Arts.
“Arts and sciences are the bloodstream that course through the entire body of knowledge and through our civilization.”
'39, LLD [Hon.] '82
Small enough to provide personal attention from faculty and staff and large enough to offer an exciting choice of courses and activities, the Weissman School provides students with a learning environment that is supportive yet challenging, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. At Weissman, we encourage students to think hard, write well, and speak clearly about the new knowledge acquired in the humanities and social and natural sciences – from the performing arts to mathematics, from journalism to environmental studies. The home of traditional university core liberal arts, the Weissman faculty cultivates critical thinking, cultural awareness, ethical sensibilities, and multilingual written, oral, and analytical skills for majors in its own departments and for students in Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business and School of Public Affairs. The Weissman School’s priority is to train students academically, while acknowledging the practical implications of that knowledge in a competitive global environment.
Many new and exciting initiatives have emerged as a result of our school’s “Strategic Plan,” such as global studies and civic engagement, while we continue to support curricular and faculty development in areas such as new media studies and arts administration. In addition to increasing diversity among our excellent faculty, the “Strategic Plan” continues to support faculty research with the intention of bringing more undergraduates into the collaborative research process. Our goal at Weissman is to engage our students in international and domestic experiences, such as “study away” and internships, which will help them become global citizens of the world.