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A degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences is a solid stepping stone to further education. It provides strong academic preparation emphasizing communication, and analytical and critical thinking skills. Larry R. Felix, a 1980 graduate of City Tech's liberal arts program, was recently named director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing by Treasury Secretary John W. Snow. Mr. Felix said that the positive atmosphere created on campus by the many students who were the first in their family to go to college and/or were immigrants looking to succeed was inspiring. “It was very upbeat at the College; you felt that all things were possible, that you could achieve whatever you set out to do.” He further recalls “…it helped focus me on my eventual career path, namely public service.”

The LAS degree may lead to careers in traditional areas such as biological sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics and education. If you are interested in one of these areas, please speak to an academic advisor in your intended discipline about your career goals, so that they can assist you with your educational plans. Additional information is available in the Job Placement Office, NG 08, 718.260.5050 and the New Student Center, Namm 104, (718) 260-5013, which provides career and transfer services, in addition to academic advisement of new students.

Other options for Liberal Arts and Sciences graduates are in the health professions – medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, optometry, podiatry, to name a few. If you are interested in one of these professions, please get in touch with the pre-professional advisor, Dr. Suresh Tewani, (718) 260-5814, in Pearl 613 to learn what is needed to gain acceptance into one of these programs.

A Liberal Arts and Sciences degree is a good starting point to transfer to bachelor’s programs at City Tech or other colleges. If you are interested in transferring to another bachelor’s program at City Tech after earning your LAS degree, please speak to Dr. Maria Pagano, Director of Liberal Arts Advisement, Pearl 616, (718) 260-5014. A Course Substitution form may be necessary to insure seamless continuation of financial aid, in some situations. Another option is the CUNY BA, where you create your own curriculum using courses from CUNY’s many campuses and put together your own major. If you are interested in a CUNY BA, please speak to Dr. Laina Karthikeyan, the CUNY BA liaison, in P 313, (718) 260-5088.

A degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences can also be used to enter the world of business and engineering technologies. An exciting opportunity to combine your strength in math and science with a business career is through an articulation agreement with the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College – CUNY. This is one of the premier business schools in the country. City Tech students that have:

  • 1. Completed the following required pre-business courses - ACC 1101/AC 101, ACC 1201/AC 201, and BUS 1122/AC 122, CST 2206/CS 206, ENG 1101/EG 101, ECON 1101/EN 101, ECON 1401/EN 401, MAT 1272/MA 272, MAT 1475/MA 475, SPE 1330/TS 330 or ENG 1121/EG 121 - with a GPA of 2.25 or higher in those courses
  • 2. Earned an overall GPA that is sufficient to be admitted to Baruch ( a GPA of at least 2.50) will have satisfied Baruch’s pre-BBA requirement and be unconditionally allowed to declare a Zicklin School of Business major upon admittance to Baruch.

There are many advantages to earning an LAS degree at City Tech. Graduates receive a well-rounded education emphasizing critical thinking and communication skills. In all courses, liberal arts students are exposed to and interact with students majoring in technical disciplines. There is an opportunity to attain an awareness of the important role played by technology in our local-global culture and economy. Liberal arts students may enroll in specialized liberal arts courses created primarily for technical and career programs. Earning an LAS degree at City Tech assures that a minimum of 60 credits will transfer to any CUNY college. Students that transfer before graduating have transfer credits evaluated on a course-by course basis.