Barnard College Partners With Columbia University to Offer Graduate Degrees in Engineering

Barnard College, in collaboration with Columbia University, has announced a new opportunity for women interested in engineering. Through a new partnership between the two institutions, students will be able to earn a bachelor’s degree from Barnard followed by a master’s degree from Columbia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. This initiative makes Barnard one of the first colleges for women to offer a program of this kind.

This new program coincides with several existing 4 + 1 programs between Barnard and various Columbia schools. Participants in the Barnard and Columbia engineering partnership will engage in undergraduate engineering classes as well as masters level courses that will allow them to graduate with their master’s degree within five years. Students will be able to earn master’s degrees in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, and industrial engineering & operations research.

“This new program provides several different pathways for Barnard students interested in engineering,” said Barnard President Sian Leah Beilock. “We have seen a tremendous increase in the percentage of Barnard students pursuing STEM fields, with over one third of our recent graduates majoring in math and science. With this exceptional new opportunity, Barnard students can work towards realizing their future goals with the support of world-class faculty at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.”

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