A Columbia Education

A Columbia Education

Academic Integration

As a GS student, you'll take the same courses, be taught by the same faculty, and earn the same degree as all other Columbia undergraduates. You'll be inspired by classes, seminars, and lectures taught by dynamic, world-renowned scholars leading discussion with your peers—the world's best traditional and nontraditional students.

A Solid Foundation

GS's academic program, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, is composed of a major, core requirements, and electives. The University's Faculty of Arts & Sciences offers more than 80 majors and more than 1,500 courses to undergraduates. The Core provides a foundation for a solid liberal arts education, assuring that you'll develop critical skills in writing and quantitative reasoning, while exposing you to a range of knowledge.

Personalized Advising

To help navigate the wide range of academic programs, when you enroll, you'll be assigned a GS advisor who will guide you through your academic and student life at Columbia. Your advisor will counsel and support you so you may successfully pursue your academic goals while balancing other responsibilities such as health, family, and employment. Our administration is supportive, understanding, and flexible, so you'll be able to complete your degree in a time and manner that works for you.