Architecture/History and Theory of Architecture
Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures
Economics and Mathematics
French and Francophone Studies
French Language and Literature
French Translation and Literature
German Language and Literature
Greek and Latin (Classics)
Joint Major in Human Rights
Joint Major in Jewish Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Neuroscience and Behavior
Spanish and Latin American Cultures
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies*
* These majors include an opportunity for an interdisciplinary Concentration On Race and Ethnicity. Majors in other fields may pursue a minor.
Barnard students can pursue special degree programs in cooperation with Columbia University, the Juilliard School, The Jewish Theological Seminary, and the Manhattan School of Music.
Double Degree Program—Jewish Theological Seminary (List College—AB/BA)
The Double Degree Program was launched in 1979 under the leadership of JTS Chancellor Gerson D. Cohen and then Barnard College President Jacquelyn Anderson Mattfeld. Its mission was to provide women with the opportunity to earn undergraduate degrees from both JTS and Barnard College. As an undergraduate division of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), List College specializes in Jewish Studies and grants a Bachelor of Arts. Double degree students may take courses in Bible, Hebrew language, Jewish history, Talmud, and Rabbinics, ultimately earning a bachelor degree both from Barnard College and List College. Enrolled Barnard students may also take classes at JTS and/or spend a year in residence. Application information.
Double and Joint Degree Programs with Columbia University
Within Columbia, Barnard offers five double and joint degrees in coordination with other schools in the Columbia University system. Interested students should consult the College catalogue for additional information. The schools are: School of International and Public Affairs; and the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Only currently enrolled Barnard students may apply for these programs and should initiate interest with the Dean of Studies Office no later than the sophomore year.
Combined (3/2) Plan—Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (AB/BS)
Under the Combined Plan Program, the first three years of the five-year program leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science are spent under the jurisdiction of Barnard College with a few courses taken in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. During the junior year, the student applies for admission to the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, where the remaining two years of more specialized engineering and focused major study are completed. At the end of five years of study, a Barnard student enrolled in the Combined Plan would earn two Columbia University degrees.
Admission to the program is guaranteed if a prospective student at Barnard successfully completes the following requirements: 1) maintains a 3.3 overall and pre-engineering GPA, 2) completes all foundational courses (engineering pre-requisites), general education requirements, and requirements for the major by the end of the spring semester of the application year. Prospective Combined Plan students should meet with the Dean of Studies to ensure they choose the correct prerequisite courses for their intended focus in engineering.
View information on admissions process for the Combined Plan Program on the Columbia admissions page and view this curriculum guide for more information on the Combined Plan Program curriculum information.
Joint degrees—School of International and Public Affairs (AB/MIA or AB/MPA)
Barnard and the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs offer two joint programs leading to the A.B. degree and the Master of International Affairs (M.I.A.) or Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) after one additional year of study. Strong candidates possess related experience and outstanding academic records. Interested students should consult the Dean of Studies Office early and be prepared to complete the application in the spring of the junior year.