Core

In addition to CityU Gateway Education requirements, Joint Bachelor’s Degree students will also fulfill GS Core requirements during their time at Columbia University. As is the case with CityU’s GE courses, the Core is the cornerstone of a Columbia education, encouraging students to become critical thinkers and analyzers of the world around them as they are exposed to a range of knowledge and disciplines. Flexibility within the Core allows students to choose from several different departments to fulfill requirements in science, literature, humanities, and social sciences, and courses taken to fulfill Gateway Education requirements at CityU may also be eligible to fulfill Core requirements at Columbia University. Admitted students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisors through this process, as transfer credits are not guaranteed. More information on the GS Core is available by visiting GS website.