Every student who graduates from Columbia College must meet the multicultural requirement. Students who participate in a study abroad experience or who have lived for at least six continuous months in a single country other than the United States do not require coursework to meet this requirement. Official school transcripts from a foreign country or military orders may be used to document residence outside of the United States.
Students who seek the multicultural course waiver for any reason and who do not have official international transcripts must submit a course/waiver substitution form and supporting documents to the Office of the Registrar. All other students must complete a course which explores other cultures or cultivates an appreciation of cultural diversity. Cultural studies courses and courses listed below satisfy the requirement.