Columbia College Areas of Study

Columbia College Areas of Study

Columbia College students can choose from more than 100 majors and concentrations—including a range of interdisciplinary options and joint programs, as well as hundreds of academic and research opportunities through the University’s affiliated graduate schools, centers, and institutes.

No matter what your passions are, you’ll acquire a broad base of knowledge, achieve mastery in your chosen discipline and complete a thesis or significant research project.

Here below are the arears of studies

  1. Accelerated Program in Interdisciplinary Legal Education (Barnard College)
  2. Actuarial Science (School of Professional Studies)
  3. Adult Learning and Leadership (Teachers College)
  4. Advanced Architectural Design (Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation)
  5. Advanced Policy and Economic Analysis Specialization
  6. African Studies (Columbia College)
  7. African Studies, Certificate in (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  8. African-American Studies (Columbia College)
  9. African-American Studies (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  10. African-American Studies (School of General Studies)
  11. Africana Studies (Barnard College)
  12. American Studies (Barnard College)
  13. American Studies (Columbia College)
  14. American Studies (School of General Studies)
  15. American Studies, Liberal Studies M.A. in (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  16. Ancient Studies (Columbia College)
  17. Ancient Studies (School of General Studies)
  18. Anthropology (Barnard College)
  19. Anthropology (Columbia College)
  20. Anthropology (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  21. Anthropology (School of General Studies)
  22. Anthropology (Teachers College)
  23. Applied Analytics (School of Professional Studies)
  24. Applied Linguistics Program, Teachers College
  25. Applied Mathematics (Columbia College)
  26. Applied Mathematics (Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science)
  27. Applied Mathematics (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  28. Applied Mathematics (School of General Studies)
  29. Applied Physics (Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science)
  30. Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  31. Applied Science Specialization (School of International and Public Affairs)
  32. Archaeology (Columbia College)
  33. Archaeology (School of General Studies)
  34. Architecture (Barnard College)
  35. Architecture (Columbia College)
  36. Architecture (Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation)
  37. Architecture (School of General Studies)
  38. Architecture and Urban Design (Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation)
  39. Art and Art Education (Teachers College)
  40. Art History (Barnard College)
  41. Art History (Columbia College)
  42. Art History (School of General Studies)
  43. Art History and Archaeology (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  44. Art History-Visual Arts (School of General Studies)
  45. Arts Administration (Teachers College)
  46. Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures (Barnard College)
  47. Astronomy (Columbia College)
  48. Astronomy (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  49. Astronomy (School of General Studies)
  50. Astrophysics (Columbia College)
  51. Astrophysics (School of General Studies)
  52. Bilingual/Bicultural Education (Teachers College)
  53. Biochemistry (School of General Studies)
  54. Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  55. Bioethics (School of Professional Studies)
  56. Biological Sciences (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  57. Biology (Barnard College)
  58. Biology (Columbia College)
  59. Biology (School of General Studies)
  60. Biomedical Engineering (Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science)
  61. Biomedical Engineering (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  62. Biomedical Informatics (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  63. Biophysics (School of General Studies)
  64. Biostatistics (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  65. Biostatistics (Mailman School of Public Health)
  66. Biotechnology (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  67. Business (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  68. Business Management (School of General Studies)
  69. Cellular Physiology and Biophysics (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  70. Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Studies (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  71. Chemical Engineering (Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science)
  72. Chemical Physics (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)Chemical Physics (School of General Studies)
  73. Chemistry (Barnard College)
  74. Chemistry (Columbia College)
  75. Chemistry (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  76. Chemistry (School of General Studies)
  77. Civil Engineering (Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science)
  78. Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  79. Classical Studies (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  80. Classics (Columbia College)
  81. Classics (School of General Studies)
  82. Classics and Ancient Studies (Barnard College)
  83. Classics and Ancient Studies (Barnard College)
  84. Climate and Society (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  85. Clinical Psychology (Teachers College)
  86. Cognitive Studies in Education (Teachers College)
  87. Communications (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  88. Comparative Literature (Barnard College)
  89. Comparative Literature and Society (Columbia College)
  90. Comparative Literature and Society (School of General Studies)
  91. Computational Biology (Integrated Programs in Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Studies)
  92. Computer Engineering (Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science)
  93. Computer Science (Barnard College)
  94. Computer Science (Columbia College)
  95. Computer Science (Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science)
  96. Computer Science (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  97. Computer Science (School of General Studies)
  98. Computer Science-Mathematics (School of General Studies)
  99. Construction Administration (School of Professional Studies)
  100. Construction Engineering Management (Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science)
  101. Counseling Psychology (Teachers College)
  102. Creative Writing (Columbia College)
  103. Creative Writing (School of General Studies)
  104. Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices (Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation)
  105. Curriculum and Teaching (Teachers College)
  106. Dance (Barnard College)
  107. Dance (Columbia College)
  108. Dance (School of General Studies)
  109. Data Science (School of General Studies)
  110. Dental Sciences (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  111. Development Practice (School of International and Public Affairs)
  112. Developmental Psychology (Teachers College)
  113. Drama and Theatre Arts (Columbia College)
  114. Drama and Theatre Arts (School of General Studies)
  115. Early Childhood Education (Teachers College)
  116. Earth and Environmental Engineering (Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science)
  117. Earth and Environmental Engineering (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  118. Earth and Environmental Sciences (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  119. Earth Science (Columbia College)
  120. Earth Science (School of General Studies)
  121. East Asia: Regional Studies (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  122. East Asian Languages and Cultures (Columbia College)
  123. East Asian Languages and Cultures (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  124. East Asian Studies (School of General Studies)
  125. East Asian Studies, Liberal Studies M.A. in (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  126. Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  127. Economic and Political Development Concentration (School of International and Public Affairs)
  128. Economic Policy Management (School of International and Public Affairs)
  129. Economics (Barnard College)
  130. Economics (Columbia College)
  131. Economics (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  132. Economics (School of General Studies)
  133. Economics and Education (Teachers College)
  134. Economics-Mathematics (School of General Studies)
  135. Economics-Philosophy (School of General Studies)
  136. Economics-Political Science (School of General Studies)
  137. Economics-Statistics (School of General Studies)
  138. Education (Barnard College)
  139. Education (Columbia College)
  140. Education (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  141. Education (School of General Studies)
  142. Education Leadership (Teachers College)
  143. Electrical Engineering (Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science)
  144. Electrical Engineering (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  145. Elementary Inclusive Education (Teachers College)
  146. Energy and Environment Concentration
  147. Engineering and Management Systems (Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science)
  148. Engineering Mechanics (Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science)
  149. English (Barnard College)
  150. English (Columbia College)
  151. English and Comparative Literature (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  152. English and Comparative Literature (School of General Studies)
  153. English Education (Teachers College)
  154. Environmental Biology (Columbia College)
  155. Environmental Biology (School of General Studies)
  156. Environmental Chemistry (School of General Studies)
  157. Environmental Health Sciences (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  158. Environmental Health Sciences (Mailman School of Public Health)
  159. Environmental Science (Barnard College)
  160. Environmental Science (Columbia College)
  161. Environmental Science (School of General Studies)
  162. Environmental Science and Policy (School of International and Public Affairs)
  163. Epidemiology (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  164. Epidemiology (Mailman School of Public Health)
  165. Ethnicity and Race Studies (School of General Studies)
  166. Evolutionary Biology of the Human Species (School of General Studies)
  167. Executive Program for Nurses (Teachers College)
  168. Family and Community Education (Teachers College)
  169. Film (School of the Arts)
  170. Film Studies (Barnard College)
  171. Film Studies (Columbia College)
  172. Film Studies (School of General Studies)
  173. Financial Economics (School of General Studies)
  174. Financial Engineering (Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science)
  175. French (Barnard College)
  176. French (School of General Studies)
  177. French and Francophone Studies (School of General Studies)
  178. French and Romance Philology (Columbia College)
  179. French and Romance Philology (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  180. Gender and Public Policy Specialization
  181. Genetics and Development (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  182. German (Barnard College)
  183. German Literature and Cultural History (Columbia College)
  184. German Literature and Cultural History (School of General Studies)
  185. Germanic Languages (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  186. Gifted Education (Teachers College)
  187. Global Thought (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  188. Health Education (Teachers College)
  189. Health Policy and Management (Mailman School of Public Health)
  190. Higher and Postsecondary Education (Teachers College)
  191. Hispanic Cultural Studies (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  192. Hispanic Studies (School of General Studies)
  193. Historic Preservation (Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation)
  194. History (Barnard College)
  195. History (Columbia College)
  196. History (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  197. History (School of General Studies)
  198. History and Education (Teachers College)
  199. History and Literature (Reid Hall, Paris)
  200. History and Theory of Architecture (School of General Studies)
  201. Human Capital Management
  202. Human Rights & Humanitarian Policy Concentration
  203. Human Rights (Columbia College)
  204. Human Rights (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  205. Human Rights (School of General Studies)
  206. Human Rights Studies (Barnard College)
  207. Industrial Engineering (Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science)
  208. Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  209. Information Science (School of General Studies)
  210. Interdisciplinary Studies in Education (Teachers College)
  211. International Affairs (School of International and Public Affairs)
  212. International and Comparative Education (Teachers College)
  213. International and World History, Dual Degree M.A./M.Sc. in (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  214. International Conflict Resolution Specialization
  215. International Finance and Economic Policy Concentration
  216. International Organizations Specialization
  217. International Security Policy Concentration
  218. Introduction to Architecture (Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation)
  219. Islamic Studies, M.A. (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  220. Italian (Columbia College)
  221. Italian (Barnard College)
  222. Italian (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  223. Italian Literature (School of General Studies)
  224. Japanese Pedagogy (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  225. Jazz Studies (Columbia College)
  226. Jazz Studies (School of General Studies)
  227. Jewish Studies (Barnard College)
  228. Jewish Studies (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  229. Jewish Studies (School of General Studies)
  230. Journalism, Master of Arts in (Graduate School of Journalism)
  231. Journalism, Master of Science in (Graduate School of Journalism)
  232. Landscape Design (School of Professional Studies)
  233. Latin America and the Caribbean: Regional Studies (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  234. Latin American and Caribbean Studies (Columbia College)
  235. Latin American and Caribbean Studies (School of General Studies)
  236. Latin American and Iberian Culture (Columbia College)
  237. Latin American and Iberian Cultures (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  238. Linguistics (Columbia College)
  239. Linguistics (School of General Studies)
  240. Management Specialization
  241. Master of Public Administration (School of International and Public Affairs)
  242. Materials Science and Engineering (Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science)
  243. Mathematics (Barnard College)
  244. Mathematics (Columbia College)
  245. Mathematics (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  246. Mathematics (School of General Studies)
  247. Mathematics Education (Teachers College)
  248. Mathematics-Statistics (School of General Studies)
  249. Measurement, Evaluation and Statistics (Teachers College)
  250. Mechanical Engineering (Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science)
  251. Mechanical Engineering (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  252. Medical Doctor (Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons)
  253. Medical Physics (Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science)
  254. Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Barnard College)
  255. Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Columbia College)
  256. Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  257. Medieval and Renaissance Studies (School of General Studies)
  258. Microbiology, Immunology and Infection (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  259. Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures (Columbia College)
  260. Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures (School of General Studies)
  261. Middle East Studies, Certificate in (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  262. Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  263. Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
  264. Modern Art, Critical, and Curatorial Studies (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  265. Modern Greek Studies (School of General Studies)
  266. Movement Science and Education/Kinesiology (Teachers College)
  267. Museum Anthropology (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  268. Music (Barnard College)
  269. Music (Columbia College)
  270. Music (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  271. Music (School of General Studies)
  272. Music and Music Education (Teachers College)
  273. Narrative Medicine (School of Professional Studies)
  274. Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (School of Professional Studies)
  275. Neurobiology and Behavior (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  276. Neuroscience and Behavior (Barnard College)
  277. Neuroscience and Behavior (School of General Studies)
  278. Neurosciences and Education (Teachers College)
  279. New York/Paris Program (Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation)
  280. Nonprofit Management (School of Professional Studies)
  281. Nursing Education (Teachers College)
  282. Nursing Practice, Doctor of (School of Nursing)
  283. Nursing, Doctor of Philosophy in (School of Nursing)
  284. Nursing, Entry to Practice Program (School of Nursing)
  285. Nursing, Master of Science in (School of Nursing)
  286. Nursing, Post Master’s Certificate Program (School of Nursing)
  287. Nutrition (Teachers College)
  288. Nutritional and Metabolic Biology (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  289. Operations Research (Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science)
  290. Oral History (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  291. Pathology and Cell Biology (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  292. Pharmacology and Molecular Signaling (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  293. Philosophical Foundations of Physics (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  294. Philosophy (Barnard College)
  295. Philosophy (Columbia College)
  296. Philosophy (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  297. Philosophy (School of General Studies)
  298. Philosophy and Education (Teachers College)
  299. Physical Education (Barnard College)
  300. Physics (Columbia College)
  301. Physics (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  302. Physics (School of General Studies)
  303. Physics and Astronomy (Barnard College)
  304. Political Science (Barnard College)
  305. Political Science (Columbia College)
  306. Political Science (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  307. Political Science (School of General Studies)
  308. Political Science-Statistics (School of General Studies)
  309. Politics and Education (Teachers College)
  310. Population and Family Health (Mailman School of Public Health)
  311. Portuguese Studies (School of General Studies)
  312. Psychology (Barnard College)
  313. Psychology (Columbia College)
  314. Psychology (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  315. Psychology (School of General Studies)
  316. Public Health (School of General Studies)
  317. Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  318. Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, Dual Degree MA/MPA (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  319. Reading Specialist (Teachers College)
  320. Real Estate Development (Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation)
  321. Regional Studies (School of General Studies)
  322. Regional Studies-East/Central Europe (Columbia College)
  323. Religion (Barnard College)
  324. Religion (Columbia College)
  325. Religion (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  326. Religion (School of General Studies)
  327. Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe: Regional Studies Program (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  328. Russian Language and Culture (School of General Studies)
  329. Russian Literature and Culture (School of General Studies)
  330. Russian Translation (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  331. School Psychology (Teachers College)
  332. Science Education (Teachers College)
  333. Slavic (Barnard College)
  334. Slavic Cultures (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  335. Slavic Languages (Columbia College)
  336. Slavic Languages (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  337. Slavic Studies (School of General Studies)
  338. Social Work (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  339. Social Work, Doctor of Philosophy in (School of Social Work)
  340. Social Work, Master of Science in (School of Social Work)
  341. Social-Organizational Psychology (Teachers College)
  342. Sociology (Barnard College)
  343. Sociology (Columbia College)
  344. Sociology (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  345. Sociology (School of General Studies)
  346. Sociology and Education (Teachers College)
  347. Sociomedical Sciences (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  348. Sociomedical Sciences (Mailman School of Public Health)
  349. South Asia Studies (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  350. Spanish and Latin American Cultures (Barnard College)
  351. Sports Management (School of Professional Studies)
  352. Statistics (Barnard College)
  353. Statistics (Columbia College)
  354. Statistics (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  355. Statistics (School of General Studies)
  356. Strategic Communication (School of Professional Studies)
  357. Sustainability Management (School of Professional Studies)
  358. Sustainability Science
  359. Sustainable Development (Columbia College)
  360. Sustainable Development (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  361. Sustainable Development (School of General Studies)
  362. Sustainable Development (School of International and Public Affairs)
  363. Systems Biology (Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Studies)
  364. Technology Management (School of Professional Studies)
  365. Technology, Media, and Communications Specialization
  366. Theatre (Barnard College)
  367. Theatre (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  368. Theatre (School of the Arts)
  369. Urban and Social Policy Concentration
  370. Urban Education (Teachers College)
  371. Urban Planning (Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation)
  372. Urban Planning (Graduate School of Arts & Sciences)
  373. Urban Studies (Barnard College)
  374. Urban Studies (Columbia College)
  375. Urban Studies (School of General Studies)
  376. Visual Arts (Columbia College)
  377. Visual Arts (School of General Studies)
  378. Visual Arts (School of the Arts)
  379. Women’s and Gender Studies (School of General Studies)
  380. Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (Barnard College)
  381. Women’s and Gender Studies (Columbia College)
  382. Writing (School of the Arts)
  383. Yiddish Studies (School of General Studies)

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