Requirements for the Combined Program in Engineering
(96 credits at Arcadia University; two years at Columbia University)
1. Four courses in Mathematics
- MA201 Calculus I
- MA202 Calculus II
- MA203 Calculus III
- MA352 Differential Equations
2. One course in Chemistry
- CH 101 Modern Chemical Concepts I
- CH 102 Modern Chemical Concepts II
3. Two courses in Physics
- PH 211 Conceptual Physics I
- PH 212 Conceptual Physics II
4. The following two courses:
- EC 210 Principles of Macroeconomics
- CS 201 Problem-Solving with Algorithms and Programming I (Java)
5. Electives that would satisfy the Undergraduate Curriculum requirements of Arcadia University.
1. For the combined program in Applied Math, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering:
- PH 324 Atomic Physics
- One additional 300-level Physics course.
2. For the combined program in Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering: Physical Chemistry and/or Organic Chemistry
Students must satisfy all degree requirements of a major and the Arcadia University Undergraduate Curriculum at Arcadia University. (Please see individual departmental sections.)
To guarantee admission to Columbia University, students seeking admissions into the program shall have satisfied:
- A minimum of 3.30 cumulative average GPA for all courses taken at Arcadia University. In addition, the minimum grade of each pre-engineering science and mathematics prerequisite must be "B" the first time the course was taken.
- Each pre-requisite course must be taken at Arcadia University.
- Students must have three positive letters of recommendation from Arcadia University; one from a co-coordinator, one from a science professor, and one from a mathematics professor. Both professors need to have taught the student in his or her sophomore year or later.
- Applicants who do not meet these criteria may apply, but admissions is not guaranteed.
Since Columbia’s requirements may change, students are encouraged to consult Columbia University’s Web page for the 3+2 program or an engineering adviser.