Adults and Professionals

Adults & Professionals

Explore world-class academic, personal, and professional options as a bachelor’s or advanced degree holder who is not currently enrolled in another institution. As a postbaccalaureate Adults & Professionals student, you can take a course, or earn a certificate or certification of professional achievement to advance your career, apply for graduate school, or explore a new area of interest.

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Academic Options

Description During
Courses Build a program that meets your goals from hundreds of courses offered during Summer. Session 1 & 2
Business Plus Developing English speakers can enhance their communications skills and take a quantitative course. Session 2 & Academic Terms
Certificates and Certifications of Professional Achievement Choose from curricula designed to prepare and focus students’ study and experience. Summer & Multi-term Options
Graduate Foundations Develop a graduate-level course plan that aligns with your academic goals. Any Term
Arts in the Summer Take courses offered by the School of the Arts in Film, Writing, Visual Arts, or Theatre through a simple application process. Session 1 & 2
Russian Practicum Take intensive courses in beginning, intermediate, and advanced Russian as well as courses in subjects such as Russian literature, cinema, and culture. Session H (June 10–July 5) & R (July 8–August 2)
Arabic Summer Program Take intensive courses in first-year through third-year Arabic with integrated weekly cultural events featuring field trips, music, movies, and food. Session G (May 28–June 21) & J (June 24–July 19)

Contact Us

Summer Study Questions

summersessions [at] columbia.edu

Academic Year Study Questions

info [at] sps.columbia.edu

Find Courses

Review your course options, start your application, and apply early to be ready for registration.