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College of Arts and Sciences

See the world, change the world

Our students learn beyond the classroom. No matter your major, you can get real-world experience through internships and study abroad. Your advisor, professors and others can help you find the perfect opportunity.


Our students gain hands-on experience in their chosen field with internships in Columbia and beyond.

Cyber intelligence major Jack Sadle stands in front of a motherboard.

Modern solutions for military intelligence

Jack Sadle, a cyber intelligence major and ROTC cadet, interned at the Army Cyber Institute at West Point, preparing him to work in military intelligence and cyber policy.

Kwame wears a lab coat and googles and holds a test tube. He is standing in front of a chalk board.

Advanced chemical research

Kwame Kennedy’s chemistry professor connected him with an internship at WeylChem, a global leader in chemical products.


Study Abroad

You may study abroad with faculty in your major or choose one of hundreds of overseas options offered through the university.

Heather wears scuba gear and is underwater near the sea floor examining a creature.

Study in the Virgin Islands

Heather Bruck, a biological sciences major, dove into U.S. Virgin Islands culture and also learned underwater research techniques.

Jahleel stands to the left of another student in front of a waterway in Germany.

Study in Germany

Jahleel Johnson, a German and Political Science major, is spending his school year immersed in German culture with students from around the globe as part of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange program.


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.