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Columbia University, School of General Studies Available Degrees, Graduation Requirements, & Faculty Information

New York, NY

Academic Calendar System
Summer Session
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors

  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Archeology
  • Architectural History and Criticism, General
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, Other
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Economics, General
  • Economics, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Italian Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Political Science and Government, Other
  • Psychology, General
  • Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign)
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Slavic Studies
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Studies
  • Statistics, General
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Urban Studies/Affairs
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
  • Women's Studies
  • Writing, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Engineering, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, social work, international affairs, public policy, public health, law, dental medicine, occupational therapy
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction

Full-Time Faculty
Not reported
Part-Time Faculty
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
Not reported
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate
Not reported
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Library Available on Campus
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education

Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

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