Columbia University Dual-Degree Program in Engineering (BA/BS)

To qualify for admission into this engineering program, students must complete the Graduation Requirements of The College of Idaho, have a recommendation from the institutional Combined Plan Liaison Advisor, a grade point average of at least 3.00 and the following required course work:


  • The full sequence of Calculus (3-4 semesters)
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Physics
  • General Physics covering the following: mechanics, optics and thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism.

    Note: Modern Physics is also required for Applied Math, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering and Electrical Engineering.


Two semesters of Chemistry with lab.

Note: Physical Chemistry and/or Organic Chemistry are strongly recommended for majors in Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering.

Computer Science

One semester of computer programming language.

Programming in Java is recommended for majors in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. "C" or "C++" is also acceptable. "C" or "C++" is recommended for majors in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. "C" or "C++" or Java is recommended for all other majors, though FORTRAN is also acceptable.

Humanities/Social Sciences

At least twenty-eight (28) points or credit hours in the humanities and social sciences, including one semester of Economics.