Pathways at Baruch: The Required Core
Required Core is composed of four courses, which must be taken in three different areas. At Baruch College, the courses that satisfy the Required Core are detailed in the chart below. Each area has distinct learning goals.
Any transfer student with concerns about how completed courses have been evaluated for Pathways credit may initiate the Pathways transfer credit appeal process.
English Composition (two courses required)
|ENG 2100 (or) ENG 2100T)||Writing I|
|ENG 2150 (or) ENG 2150T)||Writing II|
Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (one course required)
|MTH 2140||Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning*|
|MTH 2160||Ideas in Mathematics and Their Applications*|
|MTH 2003||Pre-calculus and Elements of Calculus|
|MTH 2206||Applied Calculus|
|MTH 2207||Applied Calculus and Matrix Applications|
|MTH 2610||Calculus I|
Important Notes on Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning Courses
- The following courses are no longer offered at Baruch but do appear on students’ transfer evaluations. Any of these courses may be used to satisfy the Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning requirement of the Pathways curriculum without appeal: MTH 2000; MTH 2001; MTH 2300; MTH 2300; MTH 2301; MTH 2100; MTH 2150; MTH 2006; MTH 2206; MTH 3010 Calculus II is considered a STEM Variant course, and may also be used to satisfy this requirement without appeal.
- (*) Zicklin and Marxe students should not take MTH 2140 or MTH 2160, which do not meet the mathematics requirement for the BBA or BS degrees. Zicklin students must complete a course in Calculus (and must satisfy the prerequisites for whichever Calculus course they take). Therefore, these students usually take MTH 2003 or MTH 2009 (depending on the original math placement) and one of the Calculus courses listed above. Marxe students must complete a course in either Precalculus or Calculus.
- MTH 2140 and MTH 2160 are not appropriate for students within the Weissman students whose major requires a statistics course or additional math courses (such majors include: Actuarial Science, Biological Sciences, Economics, Mathematics, Natural Sciences ad hoc, and Statistics).
- Students who wish to pursue a BA in Psychology may use MTH 2140 or MTH 2160 to satisfy the Pathways requirement, but might be required to complete MTH 1023 Intermediate and College Algebra or MTH 1030 College Algebra, to satisfy the prerequisite for that major’s required statistics course. For more information, please consult the Office of the Associate Dean (room 8-265 of the Newman Vertical Campus; telephone: 646-312-3890).
Life and Physical Sciences (one course required)
- Students who enter Baruch as freshmen and transfer students who have satisfied neither the Life and Physical Sciences nor the Scientific World requirement at the time they entered Baruch must take the co-requisite Natural Sciences courses to satisfy these Pathways Common Core requirements.
- Students who enter Baruch with a Scientific World course may take a stand-alone science lab course.
- Please see below for notes on STEM Variant courses (for science majors and minors)
|BIO 1012||Fundamentals of Biology: Human Biology Laboratory (co-requisite with BIO 1011L in the Flexible Core)|
|BIO 1016||Fundamentals of Biology Laboratory: Research in Genetics, Evolution, and Ecology (co-requisite with BIO 1015L in the Flexible Core)|
|CHM 1004||Fundamentals of Chemical Laboratory Techniques (co-requisite with CHM 1003L in the Flexible Core )|
|ENV 1004||Fundamentals of Ecological Research (co-requisite with ENV 1003L in the Flexible Core )|
|PHY 2001||Fundamentals of Experimental Physics (co-requisite with PHY 2002L in the Flexible Core)|
Note: The following courses are no longer offered at Baruch, but do appear on students’ transfer evaluations. Any of these courses may be used to satisfy the Life and Physical Sciences or the Scientific World requirement of the Pathways curriculum without appeal: BIO 1003; BIO 1005; CHM 1000; ENV 1020; ENV 1021; and PHY 1003. One course may not be used to satisfy both requirements.
Instructions for Students Who Need Only Life And Physical Sciences
The Department of Natural Sciences offers “stand-alone” sections of their Pathways courses ( BIO 1011L, BIO 1012, etc.), specifically designed for students who are only required to complete one half of the paired courses – lecture or lab, not both. For example, a student who transfers a Scientific World course may satisfy the Life and Physical requirement with a stand-alone section of a Natural Sciences course in that category.
These stand-alone sections are not open to students who enter Baruch as freshmen or to transfer students who have satisfied neither the Life and Physical Sciences nor the Scientific World requirement at the time they entered Baruch. Please consult the Department of Natural Sciences website to request registration permission for any of their stand-alone sections.
Stem Variant Courses
- The following courses may be used to satisfy either the Life and Physical Sciences or the Scientific World requirement (one course may not satisfy both requirements).
- Students who wish to pursue a major or minor in the Natural Sciences should satisfy the Pathways science requirements with STEM Variant courses.
|BIO 2010||Principles of Biology I|
|CHM 2003||General Chemistry I|
|PHY 2003||General Physics I|
|PHY 3010||Quantitative Physics I|