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 two 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 developed from a long-standing exchange program partnership between both universities. Dual BA students benefit enormously from the outstanding academic and social environments at both institutions. Students who complete the Program graduate with BA degrees from both Trinity and Columbia.

Years One and Two

As part of the Dual BA Program, students choose from one of the following Program pathways at Trinity:

  • Classics, Ancient History & Archaeology
  • English Studies
  • European Studies
  • Film
  • Geoscience: Geography and Geoscience*
  • History
  • History of Art & Architecture
  • Middle Eastern and European Languages and Cultures
  • Neuroscience: Biological and Biomedical Sciences*

* subject to University Council approval at Trinity College Dublin in September 2019

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. During their time at Columbia, students also undertake additional courses and projects which constitute the extra credits necessary for the award of 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. Dual BA students  complete the undergraduate curricula of both Trinity and Columbia, as part of a uniquely diverse group of fellow students.