Courses to take in University
Choose from thousands of academic courses in more than 100 subject areas taught year-round by Columbia’s faculty, and study alongside matriculated Columbia students.
Click on a subject area below to view a list of courses.
Admitted students may register for any course for which they are prepared—i.e., any noted prerequisites must be fulfilled.
A number of classes are offered after 5:00 PM, for those students who work during the day.
In over-enrolled courses, Columbia degree candidates often have priority over non-degree students.
Admittance into the Postbaccalaureate Studies program does not guarantee any student a seat in a course. Certain courses such as seminars are not normally open to Postbaccalaureate Studies students unless express permission is granted in advance by the instructor, department or program. Please check with individual instructors about specific prerequisite course requirements.