Columbian College offers a series of signature programs that help students explore emerging interests with focused, hands-on study. For example, in our Dean’s Seminars, freshmen experience the exhilaration of in-depth scholarship while completing part of their general education requirement; our Dean’s Scholars in Globalization partners students with international peers from around the world; and our Dean’s Scholars in Shakespeare offers a select group of first-year students the opportunity to explore the works of William Shakespeare in a global and multimedia context.
Columbian College also offers unique learning and research experiences that encourage students to seek out opportunities to extend their learning. For example, students can further develop their research acumen with a Luther Rice Fellowship, which provides funding support to sophomores and juniors who are engaged in research projects under the mentorship of senior faculty. And juniors and seniors can collaborate with practitioners in the field through internships at museums, government agencies, and think tanks located here in Washington, D.C.