Areas of Study

Columbia College students 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.

 Columbia College Areas of Study


Whether you engage with Columbia alumni, attend On-Campus Recruiting events, or get professional guidance at the Center for Career Education, you will be set up for success.


Join field-leading thinkers and your peers in the labs, institutes, and research centers that make Columbia one of the world's leading research institutions. A world of discovery awaits.

Global Experiences

Look at any aspect of our community, and you will see that our students are engaged both academically and experientially with the larger world - on campus, across our city and around the globe.


Whether pursuing an extraordinary job opportunity or an elite graduate program, Columbia students graduate prepared with the skills and knowledge to succeed—no matter what their next steps might be.