The Dual Degree Program

The University of Richmond in combination with Columbia University offers a 3-2 or 4-2 dual-degree engineering program. Through the Columbia Combined Plan Program, students receive a bachelor's degree in a major of their choosing from the University of Richmond and a second bachelor's degree in engineering from Columbia. Students spend their first three or four years at the University of Richmond fulfilling requirements for their Richmond degree and completing pre-requisites for admission into the Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science. Students then spend their last two years at Columbia completing their engineering degree.

Columbia Degree Options

  • Applied mathematics
  • Applied physics
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Earth and environmental engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Engineering and management systems
  • Industrial engineering
  • Materials science and engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Operations research

Program Requirements and Recommendation

  1. Successful completion of the University of Richmond degree and major requirements including, all general education requirements and major requirements during the three or four years at the University of Richmond.
  2. Full-time enrollment at the University of Richmond for at least the past three
  3. An overall GPA of 3.30 or higher is highly recommended.
  4. A pre-engineering GPA of 3.30 or higher, as calculated by Columbia. Additionally, the minimum grade for each pre-engineering science or math course must be a B (3.0) or better on the first attempt.
  5. Successful completion, by the end of the spring semester in which you are applying, of the foundational and major-specific pre-requisite courses for your intended major as listed in the Curriculum Guide. (See the Curriculum Guide corresponding to your date of matriculation below for a detailed list of pre-requisite coursework.)
  6. Letters of recommendation from the Engineering Dual-Degree Advisor as well as two other letters from a math or science instructor.
  7. Demonstration of English language proficiency. A candidate whose native language is not English and whose language of instruction in secondary school was not English must demonstrate English language proficiency as described under applications requirements on the combined plan admissions website.

Curriculum Guides

Specific course requirements can be found here. Please select the year you began at the University of Richmond.