Columbia Core Curriculum

The Columbia Core provides an educational foundation in the undergraduate curriculum that is essential to any creative career. The Columbia Core is required to fulfill general education requirements for all undergraduate students and does not include courses needed for a student's major.

Columbia Core Requirements

42 credits total: 3 credits in the Columbia Experience, 33 credits in Essential Liberal Arts and Sciences, plus 6 credits of your choice from either category.

For guidance on selecting courses, students should consult their Academic Advisor.

Students who started at Columbia prior to the Fall 2019 semester will fulfill the requirements of the LAS Core Curriculum.