Dual BA Program

The Dual BA Program between Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University offers students an international educational experience with a program spanning two continents and cosmopolitan cities. The Program allows students to enhance their global outlook and develop their language skills and communication abilities to a high level.

As a Dual BA student, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in two different academic, social, and cultural environments at world-renowned research universities. You will spend the first two years studying in Dublin’s city center and the final two years in the heart of New York City.

Inaugurated in November 2017, the Dual BA Program between Trinity and Columbia builds upon the success of two pre-existing international dual degree programs within the School of General Studies, and a long-standing exchange program partnership between both universities. The second transatlantic undergraduate program at Columbia University, the Dual BA Program is founded upon previous partnerships in both Europe and Asia, and serves as a model for future cooperative efforts between Columbia and international universities.

Years One and Two

As part of the Dual BA Program, students choose from one of four program areas at Trinity:

  • English
  • European Studies
  • History
  • Middle Eastern and European Languages and Cultures

Years Three and Four

Students continue their chosen program of study in one of the approved Columbia majors, while also completing Columbia's core curriculum. Built into the second half of the Program is the opportunity to gain the extra credits necessary for the Trinity BA.

By offering two distinct learning environments, the Dual BA Program seeks to present a variety of experiences that allow students to challenge themselves and develop a richly textured understanding of an increasingly globalized world. Students within the program will complete the undergraduate curricula of both Trinity and Columbia, alongside a uniquely diverse group of fellow students.