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The Application Essay: Personal Statement

The "personal statement" is very open: there are no set rules for its content.

Exploring Majors

First: Assess your interests and abilities

Art of Engineering was probably one of your first opportunities to learn more about your own interests in engineering and about each of the Columb

Major Myths and Misconceptions

Myth: The major I choose will determine my career options

The selection of an undergraduate major may not determine a lifelong career

The Core Curriculum - Science

The science component of the Core is designed to provide all students with an introduction to some of the most exciting developments in contemporary science while inculcating an appreciation for sc

Technical Requirements: Chemistry

What is required?

At least one semester of chemistry (possibly two, depending on your major).

The Core Curriculum - Masterpieces of Western Art

Through an analysis and discussion of selected works of painting, sculpture, and architecture central to the traditions of Western art, and field trips to museums and art galleries,

Technical Requirements: Calculus

What is required?

Completion of Calculus IV (MATH V1202) is required for almost all SEAS majors.

The Core Curriculum - Masterpieces of Western Music

Through analysis and discussion, Music Humanities introduces students to representative musical works from

Technical Requirements: Physics

What is required?

At least a one-year sequence of introductory physics.

Technical Requirements: Computer Science

What is required?

Generally, one semester of computer science.  (Note that chemical engineering majors do not have a computer science requirement.)

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