Fall & Spring Courses

Fall & Spring Semester Courses

During the Fall (September–December) and Spring (January–May) semesters, students can choose from more than 3,000 academic courses in over 100 subject areas. One semester runs about 14 weeks.

Sample Fall/Spring Course Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:10–11:25 a.m. Economics   Economics    
1:10–2:25 p.m.   Statistics   Statistics Team Project Meeting
3:10–4:25 p.m. Computer Science American Studies Computer Science American Studies  

Course Seats and Required Preparation

Admitted students may register for any course for which they are prepared–i.e., any noted prerequisites must be fulfilled.

In over-enrolled courses, Columbia degree candidates often have priority over non-degree students.

College Edge students typically enroll in lower-level (1000–2999) courses and must obtain special permission from the Advisor of the Pre-College Programs to register for upper-level courses (3000 and above).

Please note that some courses have prerequisites. In addition, College Edge students are restricted from enrolling in workshop and seminar courses.

Key to Course Listings
Information about course numbering.

Subject Areas


The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary. We recommend you speak with an Advisor for the most up-to-date information available.