Restricted Departments and Schools

While CUNY BA students are eligible to take courses in almost all schools and departments across the CUNY campuses, there are a few exceptions which applicants and currents students should be aware of. Often, these schools or departments have admissions criteria above and beyond those of the college or are restricted to students who are enrolled in their degree programs. Below is a list of schools and departments where we are aware this is the case. If you receive conflicting information or believe we should add to the list please email

Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business allows limited access to a limited number of departments and courses.

City College’s Grove School of Engineering (note that the Computer Science department is housed here)

City College’s Sonic Arts Program

Hunter College’s School of Education

BFA programs in Theater and Music may require auditions but are generally welcoming

Departments of Speech Language Pathology and Nutrition may require special permission and early registration but are generally welcoming

No nursing programs are open to CUNY BA students.