CUNY’s New Online Baccalaureate

April 24, 2006 | News from the Chancellor

I am delighted to announce the launch of one of The City University of New York’s most highly anticipated programs: the first-ever CUNY online baccalaureate degree.

Beginning this fall, hundreds of people will be able to achieve their dream of finishing their college education-conveniently, at a price they can afford, and with the assurance of the highest standards of academic quality. The CUNY online baccalaureate will allow us to reach those for whom a college degree once seemed out of reach.

The online baccalaureate will admit students who have earned a minimum of 30 credits but not more than 90 and now hope to finish their degree. It is also geared to those who have earned an associate’s degree and now wish to complete a baccalaureate. For those whose progress toward degree completion may have been interrupted by the realities of life-such as the need to work full-time, provide child care, or address a disability-the CUNY online degree is ideal.

Like all of CUNY’s academic programs, the online baccalaureate will deliver a rigorous course of study that draws on the experience of CUNY’s dynamic faculty. This broad-based liberal arts degree will be offered through the University’s School of Professional Studies, which has a proven track record of delivering high-quality courses and academic programs to New Yorkers seeking personal growth and career advancement.

If you are interested in pursuing the degree, or know others who are hoping to finish their degree, please visit www.cuny.edu/online or call 212-652-CUNY (2869) for information about the online baccalaureate, the cost, and the available student services. Applications to the online baccalaureate will be accepted immediately, up to the start of the semester in September.

I look forward to extending CUNY’s first-rate programs and services beyond the confines of time and distance.

Thank you.

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Matthew Goldstein
Chancellor
The City University of New York