Columbia College requires at least 120 semester hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Columbia College, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Columbia College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Columbia College has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 55% of students who start college at Columbia College graduate within six years.
Columbia College offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Columbia College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Columbia College has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Columbia College.
Reminder: Check with Columbia College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Columbia College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Columbia College.
Student Designed Majors
Columbia College allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
Columbia College does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at Columbia College
Columbia College offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Columbia College offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Columbia College has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Columbia College offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Columbia College offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.
🟨 Columbia College does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the J. W. and Lois Stafford Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
Columbia College does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Columbia College have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Columbia College has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Columbia College include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•a Navy ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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