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Columbia University in the City of New York is a large, private, four-year university enrolling 28,086 students and offering 439 degrees in New York, NY.

Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Columbia University in the City of New York.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
1
Human and Social Sciences
2,837 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
African-American/black Studies
3
3
African Studies
0
0
American/united States Studies/civilization
30
14
Ancient/classical Greek Language and Literature
1
Ancient Studies/civilization
1
Anthropology
47
37
14
14
Behavioral Sciences
3
3
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
13
11
6
2
Clinical Psychology
9
8
Comparative Literature
14
1
Counseling Psychology
7
9
Developmental and Child Psychology
2
1
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
33
8
11
East Asian Studies
22
7
0
Educational Psychology
12
7
Ethnic Studies
18
0
Health Policy Analysis
6
History
108
57
22
20
Humanities/humanistic Studies
5
3
0
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
5
5
International Relations and Affairs
278
Islamic Studies
2
Jewish/judaic Studies
1
3
Latin American Studies
8
15
0
Linguistics
5
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
0
Philosophy
42
14
4
4
Philosophy and Religious Studies
15
Political Science
205
39
20
24
Psychology
0
0
2
0
Public Administration
499
Regional Studies (U.s., Canadian, Foreign)
0
Religion/religious Studies
9
8
6
7
Research and Experimental Psychology
133
7
5
6
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
2
1
Russian Studies
6
Social Psychology
0
0
Social Sciences
25
Social Sciences
46
10
8
Social Work
483
6
10
Sociology
42
20
8
10
South Asian Studies
8
0
Sustainability Studies
46
103
6
9
Urban Studies/affairs
21
Western European Studies
4
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
2
Business
2,063 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Administration and Management
76
1,117
24
9
Development Economics and International Development
0
0
0
0
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
7
6
1
Economics
309
21
35
23
Information Resources Management
34
Marketing
11
Non-Profit/public/organizational Management
23
Operations Research
80
271
8
8
Organizational Leadership
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
3
Mathematics and Science
1,655 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Actuarial Science
127
Anatomy
0
0
0
Animal Genetics
0
0
0
Astronomy
1
5
4
5
Astrophysics
9
Biochemistry
18
0
0
2
Bioinformatics
13
4
6
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
0
0
0
0
Biology
73
22
7
12
Biometry/biometrics
0
0
0
Biophysics
6
Biostatistics
50
30
5
Biotechnology
32
Cellular and Molecular Biology
14
4
9
Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences
0
0
1
Chemistry
11
22
17
18
Conservation Biology
13
Engineering Physics/applied Physics
9
22
0
4
Environmental Health
29
18
3
Epidemiology
144
47
10
Genetics
9
11
1
Geology/earth Science
29
17
11
7
Mathematical Statistics and Probability
105
Mathematics
47
12
17
8
Mathematics and Computer Science
12
Mathematics and Statistics
0
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
0
0
0
Microbiology
0
0
1
Neuroscience
56
7
14
11
Pathology/experimental Pathology
8
1
6
Physical Sciences
4
2
3
4
Physics
28
15
24
14
Physiology
4
3
3
Science Technologies/technicians
0
Statistics
31
291
8
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
4
Engineering
1,588 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architectural History and Criticism
12
Architecture
12
204
1
5
Architecture and Related Services
26
0
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
41
32
5
20
Chemical Engineering
55
63
4
4
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
107
3
4
Civil Engineering
41
126
4
9
Computer Engineering
18
28
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
27
196
33
19
Engineering
0
Engineering Mechanics
1
0
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
12
38
6
9
Environmental Science
6
27
Industrial Engineering
7
82
1
1
Landscape Architecture
1
Materials Sciences
5
18
3
1
Mechanical Engineering
58
94
19
11
Metallurgical Engineering
0
0
0
0
Mining and Mineral Engineering
0
0
0
Nuclear Engineering
0
Real Estate Development
89
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
5
Healthcare
1,583 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Advanced General Dentistry
11
Audiology/audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/pathologist
3
0
Bioethics/medical Ethics
25
Dental Clinical Sciences
1
Dental Public Health and Education
3
Dentistry
82
Endodontics/endodontology
6
Gerontology
3
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
19
0
0
Health Services Administration
4
International Public Health/international Health
26
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
1
1
Maternal and Child Health
8
Medical Informatics
0
0
0
Medical Scientist
3
Medicine
154
Nursing Practice
13
Nursing Science
4
5
Nutrition Sciences
0
85
5
6
Occupational Therapy/therapist
52
Orthodontics/orthodontology
7
Periodontics/periodontology
7
0
Pharmacology
5
3
2
Physical Therapy/therapist
0
59
Prosthodontics/prosthodontology
4
Public Health
358
205
4
Registered Nurse
201
207
1
Toxicology
0
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
6
Education and Liberal Arts
998 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics
30
12
15
5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
57
39
10
16
Creative Writing
47
124
Education
3
Education
5
6
4
Education/teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
6
5
Education/teaching of Individuals with Mental Retardation
1
1
Education/teaching of Individuals with Orthopedic and Other Physical Health Impairments
1
0
Educational Leadership and Administration
2
2
English Language and Literature
110
26
24
25
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
0
Fine Arts and Art Studies
0
Foreign Languages and Literatures
4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
0
0
0
0
French Language and Literature
18
22
2
4
General Studies
0
German Language and Literature
3
2
1
1
Italian Language and Literature
4
7
0
1
Latin Language and Literature
0
Liberal Arts
9
79
Mathematics Teacher Education
12
8
Middle/near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
32
19
4
2
Portuguese Language and Literature
0
Russian Language and Literature
0
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
6
8
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
9
9
5
1
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
5
5
Spanish Language and Literature
25
10
5
5
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
57
2
2
Sport and Fitness Administration/management
34
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
7
Legal and Law
742 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Advanced Legal Research/studies
277
0
Dispute Resolution
50
Law
415
Legal Professions and Studies
0
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
8
Computer Technology
434 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
0
Computer Science
129
228
26
14
Information Science/studies
3
Information Technology
34
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
9
Communication and Media
311 recent grads, 2 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Journalism
311
0
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
10
Art and Design
277 recent grads, 4 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Cinematography and Film/video Production
70
Dance
0
Digital Arts
2
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
8
61
2
2
Film/cinema/video Studies
16
Jazz/jazz Studies
6
Music
18
13
2
9
Music Theory and Composition
4
Visual and Performing Arts
37
27
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
11
Trades and Careers
12 recent grads, 1 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Construction Management
12
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
12
Agriculture
10 recent grads, 3 study levels
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Ecology
0
5
5
*Number of people in 2015 that graduated with this degree and study level.
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Applied Mathematics
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Information Resources Management
Information Technology
*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
School Accreditation Information
This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Specialized institution accreditations:
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) (Columbia University College of Dental Medicine)
Predoctoral (Columbia University College of Dental Medicine)
Dental Assisting (DA)
Endodontics
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Periodontics
Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Columbia University Medical Center Internship in Clinical Psychology) Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses (School of Nursing) American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Law (LAW) - Professional schools American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs (Neurological Institute) American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation English Language (American Language Program) Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels Council on Education for Public Health Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health Liaison Committee on Medical Education Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
*Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)
Additional Information

Columbia University's Featured Program:

Historic Preservation


Overview
The Historic Preservation Program prepares leaders to address the great challenges of protecting the world’s architectural, cultural, and historical heritage in the face of profound change. The multi-disciplinary program has set the standard in the dynamic field of historic preservation and heritage conservation since James Marston Fitch founded it in 1964 as the first such program in the United States.
The program’s renowned faculty uses the architectural and historic riches of New York City as its laboratory, while encouraging study throughout the United States and the world. The Columbia University curriculum stresses the development of analytical thinking and effective communication, coupled with a strong base of knowledge in history, theory, conservation science, planning and policy, and design. Students graduate with the necessary skills and knowledge to advance this rapidly evolving field and thus join the vibrant network of alumni who are already redefining the boundaries and practice of heritage conservation around the world.


Degree Requirements
Students are required to complete a minimum of 60 points for the M.S. in Historic Preservation, of which 32 are required courses. In the first year, students must complete the Studio I and II sequence, and four required courses: Theory and Practice of Preservation, Preservation Planning, an American Architectural History class (either 18th and 19th, or 20th centuries), and Structures, Systems and Materials. In the second year, students take Preservation Colloquium in the Fall in preparation for their required thesis project in the Spring. During their second year students can take one of three advanced studios to specialize in preservation design (joint studio with M. Arch), preservation planning (joint studio with UP), or preservation technology. Advanced studios travel internationally and offer opportunities for research and hands-on experience. To further their practical training, students are encouraged to complete an internship between their first and second years in the program. The program offers a wealth of elective courses ranging in topics and formats: lectures and seminars examine historical, theoretical and practical facets of the profession, laboratory courses engage in experimental object-centric learning about architectural materials and methods of conservation, workshops extend the hands-on practicum, and mini courses offer deep dives into burning contemporary issues in preservation.

Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
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Alumni
Sustainable Development, Class of 2015

Networking events, career fairs, career counseling, resume workshops, etc.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
graduate, Class of 2004

If they are prepared for the real world in practice and theory

Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
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Alumni
Sustainable Development, Class of 2015

A competitive environment in which one can work solo or in team projects.

Rated January 2016
Alumni
PhD, Class of 1991

Intense, and students were very driven.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
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Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
Sustainable Development, Class of 2015

All of the facilities with the exception of the gym are excellent. The gym needs in update.

Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups
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Based on 5 Reviews
Alumni
Psychology, Class of 2012

Arts Initiative that allows free admissions to museums

Rated January 2016
Alumni
Sustainable Development, Class of 2015

The University marching band is very unique .

Rated January 2016
Alumni
PhD, Class of 1991

As graduate students, everyone was driven to find internships and line up academic or policy-related positions after graduation.

Rated January 2016
SCHOOL SUMMARY
What Makes Columbia University in the City of New York Unique

Honestly, how can you not fall in love with this Ivy League school in New York City? Unlike other universities in NYC, Columbia has an actual campus, gated off from the rest of the city and simply beautiful. Whether you are an undergraduate or a graduate student – the campus allows you to avoid the hustle-and-bustle of the city whenever you need to. Being located in this great metropolis only has advantages: Students as well as teachers come from all over the world and couldn’t be more unique and diverse. That helps, especially when it’s about establishing academic relationships with various countries or researching and teaching on global issues.

Columbia has been a leader in higher education nationally and internationally for more than 250 years, with one of the world’s most important centers of research and a distinctive learning environment. All over the world, Columbia is famous for its accomplished alumni, a more than rich history and its steady commitment to education and research.

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