About the Dual BA Program

Inaugurated in November 2017, the Dual BA Program between Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University offers students an international educational experience with a program spanning two continents and cosmopolitan cities. The Program allows students to enhance their global outlook and develop their language skills and communication abilities to the highest academic level.

As a Dual BA student, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in two different academic, social, and cultural environments at world-renowned research universities. You will spend the first two years studying in Dublin and the final two years in the heart of New York City.

The Dual BA Program between Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University builds upon the success of two pre-existing international dual degree programs within the School of General Studies, and a long-standing exchange program partnership between both universities. This marks the third transatlantic undergraduate program at Columbia University. The Dual Degree Program is founded upon previous partnerships in both Europe and Asia, and serves as a model for future cooperative efforts between Columbia and international universities.

Years One and Two

As part of the Dual BA Program, students choose from one of the following Program pathways at Trinity:

  • Classics, Ancient History & Archaeology
  • English Studies
  • European Studies
  • Film
  • Geoscience: Geography and Geoscience
  • History
  • History of Art & Architecture
  • Middle Eastern and European Languages and Cultures
  • Neuroscience: Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Religion

During the first two years of the Dual BA Program, students will complete Trinity electives toward the fulfillment of their Columbia Core requirements.

Years Three and Four

Students continue their chosen program of study in one of the approved Columbia majors, while also completing Columbia's Core Curriculum. During their time at Columbia, students also undertake additional courses and projects which constitute the extra credits necessary for the award of the Trinity BA.

By offering two distinct learning environments, the Dual BA Program seeks to present a variety of experiences that allow students to challenge themselves and develop a richly textured understanding of an increasingly globalized world. Dual BA students complete the undergraduate curricula of both Trinity and Columbia as part of a uniquely diverse group of fellow students.