Barnard will now offer a 4+1 program with the School of Engineering and Applied Science for students to obtain a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Science in five years.
Barnard students who enroll in the program, which came from a partnership between Columbia Engineering Dean Mary Boyce, Barnard President Sian Beilock, and Barnard Provost Linda Bell, can attain a M.S. in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, or industrial engineering and operations research. According to the college, this makes Barnard one of the first women’s colleges to offer a pathway into a graduate engineering school.
Barnard currently offers several other 4+1 programs with the School of International and Public Affairs, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’s Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences, and the Harriman Institute.
Barnard students will also still be able to enroll in the 3+2 program offered by SEAS, through which students graduate with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in five years.