4 + 1 Programs and Five Year Programs
4 + 1 Programs
Students interested in Barnard's suite of pathways to obtain Columbia University graduate degrees in five years by taking master’s-level courses alongside foundational undergraduate courses should make an appointment in Beyond Barnard and inquire about the "4+1 Pathways for Accelerated Graduate Study."
Barnard and the Mailman School of Public Health have an agreement wherein students interested in public health can apply for the Mailman School of Public Health’s 4+1 Pathway during their junior year. Barnard offers pathways within Environmental Science.
The SEAS 4+1 offers pathways in Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. Barnard students may apply in the first semester of their junior year.
The Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (QMSS) 4+1 Pathway invites Barnard students interested in quantitative research techniques and strategies to apply for admission in the first semester of their junior or senior year.
Columbia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (QMSS)
Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
The SIPA 4+1 gives students the opportunity to earn their undergraduate degree and a Master of International Affairs (MIA) or Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree in five years. Students may apply in the second semester of their junior year.
Five Year Programs
You can combine your BA from Barnard with a Masters of Science Degree from Columbia in Sustainability Management.
Barnard has approved and is participating in Columbia's Masters in Sustainability Management Program. Admitted undergraduate students may take up to two Sustainability Management courses that count toward the master’s degree during their senior year. These courses will be accepted for advanced standing in the Sustainability Management, but may not be counted toward students’ undergraduate degree requirements. These courses are SUMA K4100 Sustainability Management and one Approved Physical Dimensions of Sustainability Course. Please see Department Co-Chair Martin Stute if you are interested in this program.
The Combined Plan is an educational affiliation between Barnard College and the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) of Columbia University. The Combined Plan enables a student to devote three years to the study of liberal arts and sciences before transferring to SEAS for two years of engineering studies. This 3-2 (five-year) program leads to two degrees: the bachelor's degree from Barnard, and a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in engineering or applied science from Columbia University.
Required pre-engineering coursework:
The Full Sequence of Calculus (3-4 terms)
Ordinary Differential Equations
General Physics: Mechanics
Optics and Thermodynamics Electricity and Magnetism
Modern Physics (Not required for Civil, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science)
One term of computer programming language
At least 28 points in the humanities and social sciences are required, including one term of Economics
Students admitted into the joint program with the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) begin to take graduate level classes in their senior year at Columbia. Information on the application procedures is available at Columbia in 202 Hamilton.