Welcome to the Business and Liberal Arts (BALA) Program
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Office Information

Director: Alicia M. Alvero, Interim
Dept. Office: Honors Center (Temp 3)
Room 06
Phone: 718-997-2860
Fax: 718-520-7659

Email: Lisa.Dangelo@qc.cuny.edu or Debra.Anich@qc.cuny.edu


Designed to bridge academia and the working world, Business and Liberal Arts (BALA) promotes critical thinking, problem solving, and effective writing and speaking—skills valued in any endeavor. Internships, professional mentors, and career planning workshops are integral elements in this demanding, multidisciplinary minor. BALA’s computer lounge gives you a place to use the Internet and relax; during the program’s annual off-campus retreat, you can network with faculty members and corporate executives.

“We need to revolutionize education to encourage creativity and need to teach our kids to play, take a chance and create. By not teaching our children liberal arts we will hinder their capacity to innovate.” – Steve Jobs

 Registration Information

For current BALA students only:
Regular online registration will operate as usual —You will register for classes through CUNYfirst on your designated date. If for some reason you are unable to register for certain BALA classes, please complete and submit the enrollment request form by clicking here. We will process the forms in the order we receive them. If there are any conflicts with your registration, we will contact you to resolve them. Please check CUNYfirst to confirm class enrollment. It may take up to 24 hours to process all requests.

Please see more important BALA registration information

Applying to the BALA Program

To apply to the BALA program, please click here to fill out and submit your application. Be sure to include the completed Declaration of Minor Form with your application (right-click and save the form to your computer, then fill it out and save it before uploading). The Honors BALA minor requires maintenance of a 3.0 overall GPA, and a 3.0 GPA in the required BALA courses.