Program Overview

Program Overview

Dual BA Program students will earn two bachelor's degrees—one from Trinity College Dublin and one from Columbia University.

The first two program years at Trinity consist of 120 ECTS credits/60 Columbia points, followed by two years at Columbia (128 ECTS credits/64 Columbia points). Students are also required to complete 30 ECTS worth of additional modules for Trinity while at Columbia.

Years Three and Four

After completing their Senior Fresher year at Trinity, Dual BA Program students will matriculate at the Columbia University School of General Studies (GS).

Students will pursue a major that corresponds to their Trinity program of study, as well as fulfill requirements for the Core Curriculum, one of Columbia University's longest standing educational traditions. 

Additional Resources


From the beginning of the Program, each student is assigned an advisor at both Trinity and Columbia who will guide them through academic and student life, providing support as they pursue their goals in two stimulating academic settings.

Transfer Credit

Dual BA Program students work with their Columbia advisors to determine how their coursework at Trinity will be credited toward their studies at Columbia.

Academic Resource Center

The ARC is dedicated to helping students cultivate the skills necessary to manage competing demands, deal productively with setbacks, and enthusiastically approach challenging situations both in and beyond the classroom.

Academic Calendars

Students should consult the academic calendars of Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University regarding important semester dates.