William & Mary has a combined degree program with the engineering school at Columbia University. Under the 3:2 and 4:2 plans, a student spends three or four years at William & Mary and two years at the engineering school and receives a bachelor’s degree from William & Mary in their primary major as well as a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the affiliated school. For the engineering program, the following courses should be completed before leaving William & Mary:
- Mathematics 111, 112, 212 or 213
- PHYS 101,102
- CHEM 103
- CHEM or PHYS introductory lab
- CSCI 141 or PHYS 256
- ECON 101 or 102
- WRIT 101 or Freshman Seminar, 150W
- All GER and required courses for the W&M major
- Additional engineering sub-field requirements
Columbia University offers guaranteed admission and on-campus housing for the first year if the applicant has a minimum overall average GPA of 3.3, a minimum GPA of 3.3 in science and math prerequisites, and grades of A or B in the required technical courses.
Students may choose any major for their degree from William & Mary. Students majoring in math or sciences are encouraged to apply directly to master’s degree programs in engineering after completing their degree at William & Mary.
For more information or advising, please contact Professor Eugeniy Mikhailov in the Physics Department.
Students interested in the combined program at Columbia can now sign up for the mailing list to receive communications specific to this program.
Information is also available at the following websites: