Majors and Concentrations

The Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program allows students to spend four years examining a specific area of study from two different, international perspectives.  The major that students choose to follow in years one and two at CityU will carry over to their time at Columbia University, and courses within the approved majors are evaluated by both universities to help with the academic planning process in years three and four of the program. 

Students within the four undergraduate colleges at CityU must be following one of the majors listed below in order to be eligible for admission to the Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program. Students following a major in Computer Science are required to complete a mandatory one-year internship in Hong Kong prior to beginning their studies at Columbia University.

School Department Majors
College of Business Economics and Finance Business Economics
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Applied Social Sciences
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Asian and International Studies

Asian and International Studies

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Public Policy

Public Policy and Politics

College of Science and Engineering Computer Science Computer Science
College of Science and Engineering Mathematics Computing Mathematics
College of Science and Engineering Physics Applied Physics
College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences Biomedical Sciences Biological Sciences*

* Subject to approval