Welcome Prospective Applicant!

Design your own area of concentration at CUNY BA!

Prospective Students

Welcome to CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies (CUNY BA), CUNY’s most interesting and flexible degree route. Why should you apply to this individualized degree? ■ DEVELOP areas of concentration (individualized majors)Students pursue one or two Areas of Concentration (AOC), and can use…

Eligibility

CUNY BA Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria: Credits and GPA: Have completed at least 12 college credits with at least a 2.80 GPA. Candidates with overall GPAs below the minimum will be considered if they have recent academic work…

Proposing Your Area(s)

“I am enormously grateful to CUNY BA’s interdisciplinary approach for affording me the opportunity to explore multiple disciplines – and through that approach, become a widely more dynamic and confident thinker.” — Catherine Ryan, Social and Political Theory Area of…

Degree Requirements

“I was lost before I found CUNY BA. I had all of these ideas for what I wanted to do, but no way to put them into action.” – Emily Marks, Chinese Language and Literature Studies / International Political Studies…

Transfer Credit Policies

“If academic creativity is what you seek and limitlessness is what you yearn, CUNY BA is the answer.” – Heylan Tsumagari, Globalization / Sustainability and Health One of the many advantages of transferring to CUNY BA is that your transfer…

Finding Your Mentor(s)

Finding your CUNY BA Faculty Mentor Having a faculty mentor is central to CUNY Baccalaureate’s philosophy and structure. Securing a faculty mentor is your responsibility. You do not need to have a faculty mentor in order to apply to the…

Frequently Asked Questions

General Application Questions Am I required to attend an Informational Session? Expand No, but it is recommended. After you finish this page, you can sign up here Do I have to finish my associate’s degree before I apply to CUNY…

Information Sessions

Interested in designing your own bachelor’s degree through the City University of New York (CUNY)? Join us for an information session to learn more about the program, degree requirements, and the application process.

Readmission

Students who withdrew or were dropped from the CUNY Baccalaureate and wish to reapply must complete the application for readmission below. Students readmitted to the program must satisfy the degree requirements in effect at the time of their readmission. Application for Readmission…

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…

Taking Business Courses at Baruch

The following policy is set by the Dean of the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College: The demand for many business courses frequently exceed the supply for these courses at the Zicklin School of Business every semester, as undergraduate…

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…

Campus Coordinators

The Campus Coordinators monitor the operation of the CUNY Baccalaureate on their campuses, provide information about the program to students, staff, and faculty, and offer guidance to students. They are a resource for students interested in applying to the program…
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