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Engineering is a highly quantitative field.  Therefore, many courses in mathematics and science are required for admission into both programs.  In addition, common majors include physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics and computer science. Foundational courses for both programs can be found below along with information on major specific courses.

Columbia Dual-Degree Program

Foundational courses

Mathematics

      Calculus I – Math 211
      Calculus II – Math 212 (232)
      Calculus III – Math 235

Physics

      Introductory physics with calculus and Lab I – Phys 131 or IQS 191
      Introductory physics with calculus and Lab II – Phys 132

Chemistry

      General Chemistry I  – Chem 141 or IQS 191

Computer Science

      Introduction to Computing of Scientific Computing – CMSC 150 or CMSC 155 (some majors may require CMSC155)

Humanities and Social Sciences

      Principles of Economics - ECON 101
      English Composition – FYS
      English Composition – FYS

6 other non-technical full unit courses: Non-technical courses should help a student to learn perspectives and principles of the humanities and social sciences through discussion, debate and writing. Courses considered professional, workshop, lab, project, scientific, studio, and music instruction do not count towards the non-technical requirement. Examples and exclusion can be found at: http://bulletin.engineering.columbia.edu/b-elective-nontechnical-courses. Please contact Dr. Helms (chelms@richmond.edu) for approval for any course you would like to count that does not clearly fulfill the requirements before taking the course.  

Major Specific Courses

Major specific course requirements can be found at the links below.  Please select the year you began and the University of Richmond:

2015 Curriculum Guide

2016 Curriculum Guide

2017 Curriculum Guide

2018 Curriculum Guide 

University of Virginia Pre-Engineering Opportunity

Foundational courses

Mathematics

      Calculus I – Math 211
      Calculus II – Math 212 (232)
      Multivariable Calculus – Math 325
      Ordinary Differential equations – Math 312

Physics

      Introductory physics with calculus and Lab I – Phys 131 or IQS 191
      Introductory physics with calculus and Lab II – Phys 132

Chemistry

      General Chemistry I  – Chem 141 or IQS 191

Field Specific courses

Students interested in this program are encouraged to seek advising from Richmond faculty, the UVA engineering website and UVA engineering faculty. As pre-requisites are often required for upper level undergraduate engineering courses, students are encouraged to spend time looking at the curricular requirements within their field of interest and fulfilling those before their time at UVA. Since students do not receive a degree in engineering there is no set curriculum, however, students should aim to select courses that will advance their future goals. 

Students should explore the information available on the department webpage to determine major specific pre-requisite requirements before going to UVA.