Majors and Major Declaration
Columbia Engineering students must complete the requirements for a major. Major requirements can be found on the web site of the Columbia Engineering Bulletin, listed under each department. You will declare your major online during the first semester of your sophomore year. You will then be assigned a faculty adviser within your selected academic department who will serve as a resource for course selection and major requirements. Students who are undecided should talk to their Advising Dean about ways to assess their options and narrow the choices.
A few reminders from the SEAS Bulletin:
- Double Minors/Double Majors: Students may declare more than one minor, but the same courses may not be used to satisfy the requirements of more than one minor. To double major, students are required to have approval from both departments, with a signed plan to complete all requirements within eight semesters. This plan must be approved by the Vice Dean of Columbia Engineering.
- Minor Course Substitutions: With regard to the requirements for a minor, no substitutions or changes of any kind are permitted. Appeals for changes will not be granted. Departments outside SEAS have no responsibility for advising SEAS students about the minors. See your advising dean if you have questions.
- Requirements Guidelines: SEAS requires students to fulfill all degree requirements (including those in the first-year sophomore program) as outlined in the bulletin published in your first year of matriculation. Requirements for the major or minor are those stated in the bulletin published during the year the student declares the major.