Adults and Professionals

Adults & Professionals

The Columbia University Summer Session offers world-class academic, personal, and professional options to holders of a bachelor’s or advanced degree, and who are not currently enrolled at another institution. Postbaccalaureate Adults & Professionals students have multiple options in our program. Students may simply opt to take a course, or earn a certificate or certification of professional achievement for career advancement, apply for graduate school, or explore a new area of interest in the more than 50 subject areas the university offers.

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Academic Options

Description During
Courses Through the Visiting-Postbaccalaureate program, build a schedule that meets your goals from hundreds of courses offered in the summer. Session A & B
Certificates and Certifications of Professional Achievement Choose from curricula designed to prepare and focus students’ study and experience. Summer & Multi-term Options
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 A & B

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