While enrolled at the School of General Studies, Dual BA Program students will choose a major that matches their Trinity course of study:

Dual BA Program students must successfully complete all degree requirements in order to graduate.

Credits from Trinity College Dublin do not automatically count toward a student's Columbia major. Transfer credits toward the major at Columbia are accepted at the relevant department’s discretion. The Director of Undergraduate Studies in each department at Columbia is authorized to accept up to 12 GS-approved transfer credits toward the major. Some departments accept fewer than 12 credits; students must check individual department policies concerning transfer credits.

Notes on the Premedical Curriculum

Dual BA students who wish to pursue premedical studies during their time at Columbia should make their academic plans in close collaboration with the GS academic advisor. It is important to note that science coursework completed abroad cannot be used to satisfy the requirements of the premedical curriculum. Consequently, it is not feasible to complete all degree and premedical requirements within a two-year period. Students with a strong commitment to becoming physicians should inquire to arrange for additional time in which to complete their requirements. We recommend that such students inform their advisors of their aspiration for medicine, dentistry, or veterinary medicine as early as possible to allow time for thoughtful planning. 

For more information please review the Columbia GS Pre-Med Handbook.