The Board of Higher Education (B.H.E.) approved, on February 22, 1971, a resolution to authorize the City University of New York to award the Bachelor of Arts Degree in accordance with recommendations made by a special committee known as the Committee on the City University Baccalaureate Degree.
This resolution states the following rationale for establishing the program: “Suggestions for the degree were first made by a group of faculty and students who believed the the University’s educational program should provide for greater flexibility allowing individual faculty and students to define programs of study as well as permitting horizontal movement of students among the various units of the University.”
Read the entire resolution to learn more about what the B.H.E. imagined the program would add to CUNY, and what standards they set for achieving those goals.February-22-1971-Minutes-Board-of-Higher-Education-CUNY-BA-Degree_OCR