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ARTS AND SCIENCES

Arts and Sciences is the intellectual heart of Columbia University. Home to five schools, more than 1,000 faculty, 60 research centers and institutes, and 28 academic departments, we provide a transformative educational experience to more than 16,000 undergraduate, graduate and PhD students at Columbia – nearly half the student body. Our field-defining research – anchored in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences – engages fundamental questions about our society and our world, and supports Columbia’s broader mission to advance knowledge, learning, and impact at the highest levels.

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DEPARTMENTS, CENTERS, AND INSTITUTES

Arts and Sciences encompasses a rich array of fields and disciplines. Our faculty teach and mentor students at every level, and we engage all major areas of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences through our research.

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NEWS AND UPDATES

Columbia physicists have taken molecules to a new ultracold limit and created a state of matter where quantum mechanics reigns.

The $300,000 prize, given by Northwestern University, recognizes achievement and work of lasting significance in the field of economics.

Songtao Jia's research on epigenetic inheritance could lead to new cancer treatments. In his spare time, Jia likes to fish.