What is required?
At least a one-year sequence of introductory physics. Some majors may require one or more additional courses.
First-year Columbia Engineering students may choose from three physics sequences:
All CE students are required to take physics in their first year. Most students take PHYS C1401-C1402, regardless of past preparation. It is possible to place into the Accelerated physics course in one of two ways: (1) by taking a placement test during Orientation; or (2) by having scored a 4 or 5 on both the AP Physics Exam and AP Calculus Exam. All students interested in taking Accelerated physics should attend the information session offered during Orientation.
First year, fall and spring.
Can I test out?
No. However, previous background in physics will help to determine placement level.