SEAS Combined Program

Columbia Engineering Combined Program
(3-2 or 4-2 Program)

The Columbia Engineering (SEAS) combined program affords highly qualified students at Barnard, Columbia College, General Studies, and other affiliated institutions the opportunity to obtain a BA from their undergraduate school and a BS in Engineering from SEAS. Applicants may apply in their junior (3-2 program) or senior year (4-2 program). Students will complete the requirements for the BA degree at their home undergraduate institution and then obtain a BS in Engineering from SEAS over the course of a subsequent two-year period.


  • Students must be enrolled full-time for the past two years at their undergraduate institution (for students who began at their home school in fall 2011 or later). For students who began at their undergraduate institution in fall 2016 or later, they must be in residence for three years. 
  • A minimum 3.5 GPA
  • A minimum 3.3 pre-engineering GPA
  • Minimum grade of B or 3.0 for each engineering course in the first attempt
  • Three letters of recommendation from the following: GS advising dean, math instructor, science instructor
  • Successful completion of all prerequisite science and math courses for intended major at SEAS in the semester preceding the intended semester of enrollment at SEAS
  • Completion of all core and major requirements for the BA at General Studies in the semester preceding the intended semester of enrollment at SEAS
  • Demonstrated English language proficiency
  • Satisfactory disciplinary and academic standing at General Studies

Students should refer to the Curriculum Guide (sample curriculum guide available here) issued for the year they began their undergraduate studies for specific curricular, admissions, and residency requirements.

Application for Admission

Interested applicants should consult with their advising deans. GS students must have completed the requirements delineated above in the semester preceding their intended first semester at SEAS. Please see the Combined Plan Program Admissions for the current application and deadlines. 

Contact Information

For more information about the combined program with SEAS, please contact the GS graduate school advisor.