Combined Plan Programs

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
212 Hamilton Hall, MC 2807
1130 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027

Phone: 212-854-2522
Fax: 212-854-1209

Columbia Engineering maintains cooperative program relationships with institutions nationwide and with other Columbia University undergraduate divisions. These programs allow students to complete the equivalent of the First Year–Sophomore Program and transfer directly to a field of specialization in the School, beginning their study at the School as junior-level students.

The Combined Plan (3-2) Program within Columbia University

Students who follow this program apply through their own school at Columbia College, Barnard College, or the School of General Studies for admission. Under this plan, the pre-engineering student studies in the appropriate college for three years, then attends Columbia Engineering for two years and is awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree and the Bachelor of Science degree in engineering upon completion of the fifth year. This five-year program is optional at Columbia, but the School recommends it to all students who wish greater enrichment in the liberal arts and pure sciences.