Welcome Prospective Applicant!

Due to COVID-19-related closures, our office is working remotely. All applications to CUNY BA and supporting documents (unofficial transcripts, personal statements, etc.) must be submitted as a PDF attachment by email to our Admissions Coordinator, Peter Altman, during this time. Official versions of all non-CUNY transcripts will still need to be submitted directly to the program office (365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6412, New York, NY 10016). Please contact Peter Altman with any questions.

Many thanks for your continued interest in the program! Please note that we are now accepting applications for Spring 2021.

 

What Is CUNY BA?

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.

Who Is CUNY BA For?

CUNY BA offers highly motivated, academically strong students a flexible, challenging, and individualized way to earn their degrees by granting students greater responsibility for the design of their course of study, relative to students earning traditional undergraduate degrees. The program…

Why Should I Choose CUNY BA?

JOIN academically superior studentsChallenge yourself and collaborate with the best of the best. CUNY BA students are highly motivated; the average GPA of our entering students is 3.35. BENEFIT from a comprehensive transfer policyWe accept most credits students have previously…

Where Do I Study?

Almost anywhere! In CUNY BA, each student has a home college in the CUNY system. This is typically a senior college, though some students with fewer than 68 credits are based at community colleges for a time, and it’s where…

How Do I Apply?

How do you apply to CUNY BA? It’s pretty simple! Here’s what we need from you: The Application Form, which includes your Area(s) of Concentration Proposal The first page of the form is pretty standard: biographical data, contact information, and…

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…

Admissions Criteria

CUNY BA Applicants must meet the following admissions 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 Concentration …

Degree Structure

“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…

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 Areas of Concentration Faculty Mentors Transfer Credits The Home College Tuition and Fees As a CUNY BA Student/Earning the Degree General Application Questions Am I required to attend an Informational Session? No, but it is recommended. After…

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. Our next (virtual*) session is scheduled for…

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…

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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