First Year Course Scheduling
First Year schedules are designed to make sure that all entering first-year students are enrolled in a full-time schedule of required courses. The block programs help ensure that first-year students start off on the right track for their majors and timely graduation.
When creating your first-semester schedule we take into consideration your intended major, incoming transfer or AP credits as well as your math and English placements.
The block programs typically include math and English (according to placement), a selection of Pathways: Flexible Core classes, and occasionally major eligibility classes. Review the Pathways Curriculum and Zicklin School of Business Eligibility Requirements pages for more information. Evening and reduced course load schedules (less than 14 credits) are available upon request.
Benefits of Block Programming
Baruch Learning Communities is an exciting program designed to enrich academic and social experiences and opportunities for incoming first year students. Shared schedules and small classes enable students to connect with and rely on each other as they confront and embrace new challenges and possibilities. The result is not only a springboard to academic success but also a strong cohort, a bond with friends and faculty that can last a lifetime. A course in a freshman block will be designated a learning community (LC) led by the faculty member teaching the course, who will have co-curricular activities that support the experience of the course. Co-curricular activities may include cultural events on campus, visits to museums, concerts, theater, historical sites — and more! Enrollment in the learning community courses will be limited to twenty students each, and a linked section of Freshman Seminar will have a roster with the same twenty students.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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