INTERNATIONAL DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMS
The Columbia University School of General Studies is home to innovative international dual degree programs open to all students, including those applying directly from high school. Our Programs offer students an interdisciplinary approach to a liberal arts education, and the opportunity to pursue a nontraditional, undergraduate experience. Students in these Programs are able to immerse themselves in two distinct academic, social, and cultural environments while earning two undergraduate degrees in four years.
Explore the academic programs below:
As the first transatlantic dual degree program, the Sciences Po Dual BA Program has a longstanding history of offering students a global undergraduate experience. During the first two years of the program, our students' studies focus on social sciences and language instruction in the campus-specific region of study, before attending Columbia where they complete the University's Core and major requirements.
The Trinity College Dublin Dual BA Program students access an international experience that draws on both the traditional and innovative, that is both challenging and allows them to develop a deeper understanding of an increasingly globalized world. After two years studying in Dublin’s city center, students will attend Columbia in the heart of New York City.
The Tel Aviv University Dual Degree Program allows students to develop a multidisciplinary perspective on contemporary issues by offering students the unique opportunity to study at a top-tier university in the Middle East, where they will study one of eight humanities and social sciences focused academic programs, before matriculating at Columbia, where they complete the University's Core and major requirements.
The CityU Joint Program offers students a richly textured international educational experience in two of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. Students in the Program spend their first two years in Hong Kong, before attending Columbia in New York City, developing a unique perspective and understanding in a variety of concentrations.
First launched in 1954, the JTS Joint Program allows qualified students to experience the very best in both a secular and Jewish education at List College and the School of General Studies in New York City.
The International Dual Degree Programs at GS aim to attract bright, adventurous, diverse, and mature students with a willingness to listen and learn from different perspectives and adapt to changing environments. All backgrounds are welcome, from students who have never left their home country to students who have never lived in one place for more than two years. Diversity in age is equally welcome.
The International Dual Degree Programs encourage students to challenge their own ideas and assumptions through different teaching styles, methods, and experiences while offering them the opportunity to hone their resilience, develop their character, and allow them to recognize their own agency and ability to help others.
By choosing to enroll in an International Dual Degree Program, we expect students to develop and demonstrate several personal characteristics during the course of their studies:
- Global mindedness and citizenship;
- Cross-cultural competence;
- Independent critical thinking;
- Community engagement;
- Servant leadership;
- Active agency for positive change;
- Community and self-awareness;
MEET DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM STUDENTS
Dual Degree Program students are nontraditional by choice, making a deliberate decision to pursue an education that exposes them to diverse cultures, customs, and contexts. The programs attract bright, adventurous, diverse, and mature students with a willingness to listen and learn from different perspectives and adapt to changing environments.