Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Requirements for the Degree

CWE Pathways Requirements

CWE has been granted a waiver from the CUNY Office of Academic Affairs to offer a 40-credit Pathways General Education curriculum that integrates both the Pathways Common Core and the College Option. Students will take ten four-credit courses that fulfill all the areas of the Required and Flexible Core and the College Option, with some adjustments for transfer students.

Required Core

Course NumberTitleCredits

English Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
IAS 10000Lit-Art & Hum Exp 1

4

IAS 10100Lit-Art & Hum Exp 2

4

Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning:

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH 15000Mathematics for the Contemporary World

3

OR

MATH 18000Quantitative Reasoning

3

Life and Physical Sciences:

Course NumberTitleCredits
IAS 10400Nature & Humans 1

4

Flexible Core

Course NumberTitleCredits

World Cultures and Global Issues (students must take two courses in this area)

Course NumberTitleCredits
SPAN 12104Intro Spanish 1

4

SPAN 12204Intro Spanish II

4

*For students with a foreign language exemption, see below.

U.S. Experience in its Diversity:

Course NumberTitleCredits
HIST 12404American Civilization I

4

OR

PSC 10104U S Politics & Govt

4

Creative Expression:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ART 29104Women In World Art

4

Individual and Society:

Course NumberTitleCredits
IAS 31292Intro Urban Stud Pla

4

OR

OR

PSY 10204Psy In Mod World

4

Scientific World:

Course NumberTitleCredits
IAS 10500Nature & Humans 2

4

College Option for transfer students without an Associate’s Degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
SPAN 12104Intro Spanish 1

4

SPAN 12204Intro Spanish II

4

OR

Approved World Cultures and Global issues substitute if language requirement met (see advisor for details)

SPAN 22300Intermediate

2

College Option for transfer students with an Associate’s Degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
SPAN 12104Intro Spanish 1

4

OR

Approved World Cultures and Global issues substitute if language requirement met (see advisor for details)

B.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

For the B.A. degree, students select an interdisciplinary concentration in consultation with their advisors, completing an approach to learning that includes a broad and flexible selection of courses. Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences majors need to take three required major courses, for a total of 12 credits:

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
IAS 24200Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies

4

 

IAS 23324Advanced Composition

4

OR

IAS 23304The Essay

4

 

SPAN 22504Intermediate Spanish

4

Total Credit Hours Required for obtaining a B.A. degree: 120, at least 90 of which must be in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (RLA).

Majors must also take 20 credits in an interdisciplinary concentration area, for a total of 32 credits (at least 20 must be completed in residence). Students select from the following interdisciplinary concentrations:

  • Childhood Studies
  • Disabilities Studies
  • History, Politics and Society
  • Literary, Media and Visual Arts
  • Social Welfare
  • Urban Studies and Public Administration
  • The Americas (B.A./M.A. option)
  • Global Labor Studies

Additional Degree Requirements

At least 32 credits must be earned in upper division courses. The last 30 credits must be earned in residence at the Department of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences. No more than 16 credits of the residency requirement may be met through a combination of independent study and life experience credits. An overall GPA of 2.0 is required to graduate with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.