Degree Requirements

To be awarded a degree by the College of Liberal Arts and Science, all students must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 credits. These credits are composed of general education requirements, major requirements and free electives.
  2. Maintain a minimum "C" or better average (i.e., a G.P.A. of at least 2.0) for all coursework taken at The City College, as well as a minimum G.P.A. of at least 2.0 in their major. (Note that some majors require a higher minimum G.P.A.)
  3. Satisfy a residency requirement by completing a total of 80 credits or the final 30 credits at City College, as well as at least 60% of their major at City College.
  4. Clear their account of any fees and fines due.
The following applies to all students who enter The City College of New York either as a freshmen or a transfer student:
To obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree, students must have a minimum of ninety (90) credits in courses that are classified as Liberal Arts & Sciences courses. For a Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Science in Education degrees, a minimum of sixty (60) credits must be earned in courses that are classified as Liberal Arts and Science courses. For Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Music degrees, a minimum of thirty (30) credits must be earned in courses that are classified as Liberal Arts and Sciences courses. Credits taken at or transferred into City College are subject to this requirement based on New York State Regulations.