Arts and Sciences comprises two undergraduate schools and three graduate schools, which together serve students across a broad continuum of learning.
The School of General Studies (GS) is the only college of its kind created to meet the needs of returning and nontraditional students seeking a rigorous, traditional, Ivy League undergraduate degree full or part time.
One of the oldest and most distinguished graduate schools in the United States, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences administers the education of graduate students in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, and grants the PhD for all divisions of Columbia University.
The School of the Arts is a thriving, diverse community of talented, visionary, and committed artists from around the world and a faculty comprised of acclaimed and internationally renowned artists, film and theatre directors, writers of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, playwrights, producers, critics, and scholars.
The School of Professional Studies (SPS) features a range of academically intensive programs, including competitive and interdisciplinary master’s degrees, executive education and certificate offerings, global pre-college programs, rigorous English language studies, and auditing of Columbia University courses through a robust lifelong learning platform.