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Dual Engineering Degree

William & Mary has a dual 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.

Guaranteed admission is not available for candidates who began college, whether at an affiliate school or not, in Fall 2019 or later. For students who entered W&M before Fall 2019, Columbia University offers guaranteed admission if the applicant satisfied prerequisites.

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 dual program at Columbia can now sign up for the mailing list to receive communications specific to this program.

William & Mary is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. Columbia University is not accredited by SACS Commission on Colleges and the accreditation of William & Mary does not extend to or include Columbia University or its students. Further, although William & Mary agrees to accept certain course work from Columbia University to be applied toward an award from William & Mary, that course work may not be accepted by other colleges or universities in transfer, even if it appears on a transcript from William & Mary. The decision to accept course work in transfer from any institution is made by the institution considering the acceptance of credits or course work.