Joint Bachelor's Degree Program Celebrates First Graduate

The Joint Bachelor's Degree Program's first graduate Hua Tong pictured with Curtis Rodgers, Vice Dean, and Saroj Siegler, Senior External Liaison Officer.

Joint Bachelor's Degree Program Celebrates First Graduate

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Hua Tong became the first graduate of the Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program between City University of Hong Kong and Columbia University in May 2014. Tong, originally from mainland China, studied computer mathematics at City University and mathematics at Columbia, graduating with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts, respectively. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in computer science at The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University.

The Joint Bachelor’s Degree Program began in 2012 as an expansion of the School of General Studies’ dual-degree programs that also include the Joint Degree Program with Albert A. List College of the Jewish Theological Seminary and the Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and Sciences Po. Four students from China began their studies at Columbia University as part of the program in Fall 2012; there are now fourteen students from City University currently enrolled.