Columbia University Requirements

Admission to Columbia University’s School of Engineering is guaranteed if a student successfully completes all of the following requirements:

  1. enrolled full-time at the University of Redlands for at least the past two years; 
  2. earned an overall and pre-engineering GPA of 3.3 or higher and achieved at least a B, on the first attempt, in each pre-engineering science or math course; 
  3. provide three favorable recommendations: one each from the program liaison, a math professor, and a science professor; 
  4. complete your Redlands major and general education requirements; 
  5. and complete the specific prerequisite courses for your intended major—see below, and consult with the program advisor.

Applicants who do not meet the above criteria may apply, but admission is not guaranteed and students will be considered in a competitive review process. The requirements of guaranteed admission are used as guidelines for this review process.

Prerequisite Courses

  • Foundational: The following pre-engineering courses are required for all engineering majors.
       MATH 121 (or 118 & 119), 122, 221 Calculus I-III
       PHYS 231-233 General Physics I-III
       CHEM 131 General Chemistry I
       CS 110 Intro. to Programming
       ECON 250 Principles of Microeconomics
  • Major-specific: In addition to the Foundational Pre-Engineering Courses, students must take courses specific to their engineering major. Possible majors and the numbers of courses required are listed below. Consult the list of required major specific courses for details.

       Applied Math or Applied Physics (1 course) 
       Biomedical Engineering (6 courses) 
       Chemical Engineering (3 courses) 
       Civil Engineering (3 courses) 
       Computer Engineering (4 courses) 
       Computer Science (3 courses) 
       Earth and Environmental Engineering (4 courses) 
       Electrical Engineering (3 to 4 courses) 
       Engineering Management Systems (5 courses) 
       Engineering Mechanics (2 courses) 
       Industrial Engineering / Operations Research (5 to 6 courses) 
       Material Science and Engineering (2 courses) 
       Mechanical Engineering (4 courses)
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