Dual Degree Program - TAU & Columbia University

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In case of restrictions connected to the COVID-19 situation, please note that the program has put in place an alternative of long distance learning. If physical presence is not possible, you will be able to participate in your courses remotely and once permitted, resume them in person without this affecting your ability to complete the program.


During the fall semester, the program will be operating under a hybrid model offering in-person/online classes. If physical presence is not possible, you will be able to participate in your courses remotely and complete your program within the scheduled timeframe.  Click here for arrival instructions.


Where Cutting-Edge Education Meets Non-Stop Discovery


The Dual Degree Program with Columbia University offers you a unique international educational experience —a program spanning two continents and two cities. The program allows you to enhance your global outlook and develop language skills and communication abilities to the highest academic level.


As a Dual Degree student, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in two distinct academic, social, and cultural settings, unique to each institution. The first two years are spent in Tel Aviv and the final two in the heart of New York City.


The first two years at TAU consist of 80 credits (up to 60 eligible credits will be counted toward Columbia degree requirements). In years three and four at Columbia, you'll complete at least 64 credits toward your chosen major and core requirements.


Program Highlights Years 1 + 2

  • In the first year, you'll concentrate on the TAU core curriculum which provides the program's academic foundation. This includes broad courses in Political philosophy, Critical theory, Israeli History, The History of Ideas, Western literature, Modernity, and Academic Writing.

  • Focus your studies by choosing from eight academic tracks. Each track comprises a range of diverse courses covering foundational and specialist areas within the discipline. You can select one track as a major, one as a minor, and two additional basic tracks.


Program Highlights Years 3 + 4

  • You'll then continue the Dual Degree Program at Columbia’s School of General Studies (GS), completing one of their liberal arts majors and participating in their core curriculum in a variety of disciplines, including Biology, Computer Science, Earth Studies, Economics, English, Film and Media Studies, Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies.  

  • Columbia's core requirements provide the foundation for a traditional liberal arts education. It develops your critical skills in writing and quantitative reasoning while being exposed to a range of knowledge and disciplines.


Upon completing the program, you will earn two bachelor's degrees - one from Tel Aviv University and one from Columbia University.


For more information (admissions, costs, detailed curriculum, etc.), please visit the dedicated Dual Degree site or our BA in Liberal Arts Degree program


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