Welcome to CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies!

 

We're commonly known as CUNY BA...even though we confer both the BA and the BS degree. The University established this special degree route in 1971 in response to professors and students who believed that CUNY should allow individual faculty and students to define programs of study.

CUNY BA is the University-wide, individualized degree. It’s an exciting, versatile, rewarding degree route for highly-motivated, self-directed students whose academic goals transcend traditional majors. Students create their own degree plans working directly with faculty mentors and academic advisors.

Our University

The City University of New York is the nation’s leading urban public university. Founded in 1847, CUNY counts 13 Nobel Prize and 24 MacArthur (“Genius”) grant winners among its alumni. CUNY students, alumni and faculty have garnered scores of other…

Our History

The City University of New York was established by an act of the State Legislature in 1961 and thereafter the University was authorized to award the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. In 1969, the Board of Higher Education recommended that…

Our Mission Statement

Established in 1971, The City University of New York Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies (formerly the CUNY Baccalaureate Program) provides students with a flexible, academically challenging way to earn their degree while giving them a major share of the…

Our Commitment to Social Justice

The CUNYBA community joins other voices in CUNY as well as across the United States, and indeed the world, to condemn not only the recent heinous actions in Minneapolis but also the systemic racial, social, and economic divide throughout this…

Accreditation

Accreditation The CUNY Baccalaureate degree is conferred by the City University of New York, under the auspices of the CUNY Graduate School and University Center. CUNY Baccalaureate is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association…

Home College

Home College for CUNY BA CUNY Baccalaureate recruits students from within CUNY as well as outside of CUNY.  (Approximately 30% of our new admits each semester are students who were not enrolled in CUNY at the time of their CUNY…

University Committee

A 1971 founding document established CUNY BA and a University Committee to coordinate and guide the development of the new program. On June 23, 2003 the CUNY Board of Trustees approved a resolution, which modified the original founding document and…

Make A Gift

CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and interdisciplinary  Studies  is the beneficiary of the generosity of alumni and friends who care about supporting outstanding students. Gifts have an immediate impact which help students thrive academically and achieve their dreams of a quality education.…

Fast Facts

CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies (CUNY BA, estab. 1971) is a University-wide, individualized degree. It’s an exciting, versatile, rewarding degree route for highly-motivated, self-directed students whose academic goals transcend traditional majors. CUNY BA attracts many of the best…
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