2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies


Established in 1971, the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies (CUNY BA/BS) is a small, University-wide alternate degree program intended for self-directed, academically strong students who have well-formulated academic goals. Students who are admitted to the program develop their own areas of concentration with guidance from a CUNY faculty member who agrees to serve as their mentor. Students also complete the program’s liberal arts core and other degree requirements. Although students in the program are matriculated at one CUNY senior college, they are free to pursue their studies and take courses at any other CUNY senior college.

To apply, students must have a clear academic goal and must have completed at least 15 college credits with a GPA of 2.8 or higher. The CUNY BA/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.

Further information may be obtained from the CUNY BA/BS Office at 365 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6412, New York, NY 10016-4309 (212.817.8220) or on the Web at http://cunyba.gc.cuny.edu. Professor Richard Haw (Department of Interdisciplinary Studies) is the Coordinator of the CUNY BA/BS Program at John Jay College (212.237.8076, rhaw@jjay.cuny.edu).