On your job applications, resumes, graduate school applications, etc. you MUST identify that you have graduated from the CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Why is identifying CUNY BA important?

Because potential employers are likely to call to verify your college degree and if you write that you received your degree from “Brooklyn College” or “Hunter College,” that college will receive the call and they will NOT verify your degree because that college did not confer it.

Upon graduation, your degree is conferred by the CUNY BA under the auspices of the Graduate Center.
Employers or agencies who need to verify your degree should contact CUNY BA (212-817-8221). They can contact CUNY BA’s Registrar’s Office directly at (212) 817-8227. They can also email authorized verification requests to CUNY BA at general@cunyba.cuny.edu.

How you might indicate your degree on resumes, job applications, etc:

Degree (B.A. or B.S.), Graduation Date, Title(s) of Area of Concentration, CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies (Home College: xyz College), any Honors received.

So, if Jane Doe graduated “cum laude” in January 2017 with a B.S. in Nonprofit Accounting while she was at Baruch, her resume might look like this:

B.S., Nonprofit Accounting, January 2017, CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies (at Baruch College), cum laude
or
B.S., cum laude, Nonprofit Accounting, January 2017, CUNY Baccalaureate for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies / Home College: Baruch College


Finally, note that we have three different graduation dates each year (September, January, June) so be sure you have the correct month on your records.

For graduate school applications (other than law, medical, dental schools), please use the Program’s College Board (CEEB) code: 2479, to indicate the CUNY Baccalaureate Program.

If you have any questions regarding this, please email general@cunyba.cuny.edu.