The Columbia Connection
Barnard + Columbia = the Ultimate Academic Powerhouse
accelerated master’s degree programs
Barnard students conducting research at Columbia
A Whole That’s Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts
Students from Barnard and Columbia share course catalogs and can take classes at either campus. That means you can pick from a broad range of options, from dance to differential math and creative writing to computer science or engineering.
As a Barnard student, you’ll have the advantages of a flexible liberal arts curriculum that grows with you and that you can shape to meet your evolving interests — and the vast resources of Columbia mean you also have the flexibility to take courses in an endless array of specializations and fields.
As a Barnard student, you can also opt to pursue a double or joint major at Barnard and Columbia. Within Columbia, Barnard offers five double and joint degrees in coordination with Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs and the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Barnard and Columbia are partnering on several 4+1 pathways that let you earn a Barnard bachelor’s degree and a Columbia master’s degree in just five years. One of the newest is in engineering and applied sciences.
Barnard Professors Are Columbia Professors, Too
All tenured Barnard professors are also tenured at Columbia University, where they’re free to pursue their academic interests with full access to the world-class resources of a large research university. This means you study with the best teacher-scholars in the country.
Biophysics major Ana Lam '20 took the opportunity of Barnard’s Summer Research Institute to spend the summer conducting scientific research at Columbia University’s Bone Bioengineering Lab.