Declaring a Liberal Arts Major
To officially declare a major in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, a student must be registered at Baruch College, must complete the Pre-Weissman Core and must have established an overall GPA of at least 2.0. A minimum of 60 percent of the credits in the major must be completed at Baruch College.
Students are encouraged to file their official major forms as soon as they have decided which majors they intend to pursue, as the major requirements they will be expected to complete for graduation are the ones in force at the time a major is officially declared.
Every student who wishes to pursue a major in the Weissman School must complete a Major/Specialization Form, ideally before the end of the junior year. The form is completed in consultation with a faculty advisor in the major department.
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Once the major form is signed by the faculty advisor, the department submits it via email to the Office of the Associate Dean at WSAS.MajorForms@baruch.cuny.edu for school approval.
Weissman School of Arts and Sciences students wishing to complete double majors must file two separate major/specialization forms, each with the appropriate department advisor’s signature. The Office of the Associate Dean then approves the two major forms. Please note that both majors must be in Weissman departments.
A double major will appear on a student’s transcript only if the courses listed on both forms are completed at the time of graduation. Students who want to combine courses from two disciplines into a single major should consider the Arts and Sciences ad hoc major option. Students who want to combine a discipline at Baruch College with another at a different senior college should consider the CUNY BA option.
Students who have entered Baruch in spring 2015 or later, and who complete two majors, are waived from College Option requirements other than Great Works of Literature (ENG/CMP 2800 or ENG/CMP 2850).
Students with questions about the status of submitted major forms should email WSAS.MajorForms@baruch.cuny.edu