Five Year Programs

Barnard, in collaboration with Columbia University, offers several opportunities to combine your undergraduate BA with another degree.

BA/BS in Engineering (5 years)

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)
Computer Science
One term of computer programming language
Non-Technical Coursework
At least 28 points in the humanities and social sciences are required, including one term of Economics

Masters in Sustainability Management (5 years)

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 or Stephanie Pfirman if you are interested in this program.

Masters in International Affairs (5 years)

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.