Preparatory Coursework

For students who are not prepared to go directly into the required science courses, Columbia offers courses in pre-physics, pre-chemistry, and pre-calculus.

Chemistry

CHEM UN0001 Preparation for College Chemistry; Pass/Fail; offered in the fall.

CHEM S0001D Preparation for College Chemistry; Pass/Fail; offered in the summer.

Mathematics

MATH UN1003 College Algebra and Analytic Geometry; May be taken for a letter grade or Pass/D/Fail; offered in the fall and spring.

MATH S1003D College Algebra and Analytic Geometry; May be taken for a letter grade or Pass/D/Fail; offered in the summer.

MATH S1003Q College Algebra and Analytic Geometry; May be taken for a letter grade or Pass/D/Fail; offered in the summer.

Physics

PHYS S0065Q Basic Physics; Pass/Fail; offered in the summer only. MATH UN1003 is the recommended prerequisite for this course.

Placement Exams

Placement Exams and the counsel of a Postbac Premed advisor can help students decide whether preparatory courses are needed.