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.