CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies
CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies (CUNY BA) established in 1971, is a small, university-wide degree program intended for self-directed, academically strong students who have clear and well-formulated academic and career goals.
With guidance from a full-time CUNY faculty member who agrees to serve as a mentor, each student is able to design an individualized area of specialization. Students have completed degrees ranging fromAmerican Revolutionary HistorytoZoological Photography; there is almost no limit to what students can pursue through this degree route. Although students in the program are matriculated at one CUNY college, they are free to pursue their studies and take courses at any of the other CUNY colleges, including, in some cases, the CUNY Graduate Center.
CUNY BA students may be able to earn up to 30 credits for non-classroom work (i.e.,military credits and credit-by-exam), and half of these credits (15) may be awarded for prior life experience. Students are also able to incorporate independent studies and internships into their degrees.
To be eligible, students must have completed at least 15 college credits with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. CUNY Baccalaureate students must complete the program's own arts and sciences core and other degree requirements.
The CUNY BA and BS degrees are fully accredited and are awarded by the City University rather than by an individual college. The program operates under the auspices of the CUNY Graduate School and University Center. At York College, the CUNY BA Campus Coordinator is:
Prof. Cynthia R. Haller
Department of English, Room 2A16
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11451
365 Fifth Avenue, suite 6412
New York, NY 10016-4309