Dickinson Partners With Columbia University School of Engineering

Dickinson partners with Columbia.

Students in one of Professor Hans Pfister's workshop physics classes.

The college was one of only four institutions to receive the grant in 2011

Dickinson has signed an agreement to provide students an option to participate in a dual-degree program with Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. This exceptional opportunity offers Dickinson students the benefits of a traditional liberal-arts education, combined with the opportunities available at a major research university in New York City.

Under the Combined Plan (3-2) Program at Columbia, students study at Dickinson for three years and then attend The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science for two years. At the end of the five-year program, students are awarded a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science degree from Dickinson and a bachelor of science degree from Columbia University.

As the first dual-degree engineering program in the U.S., Columbia’s Combined Plan Program is the pioneer in its field, leading the way in engineering and applied-science discoveries. Like Dickinson’s faculty members, Columbia School of Engineering professors actively encourage student involvement in research and view research as an essential part of the educational process.

Dickinson students who participate in the Combined Plan (3-2) Program at Columbia University’s School of Engineering must complete the requirements for a degree in one of the following areas of study:


•Applied mathematics
•Applied physics
•Biomedical engineering
•Chemical engineering
•Civil engineering
•Computer engineering
•Computer science
•Earth and environmental engineering
•Electrical engineering
•Engineering mechanics
•Engineering and management systems
•Industrial engineering
•Materials science and engineering
•Mechanical engineering
•Operations research

The Combined Plan (3-2) Program at Columbia University’s School of Engineering is open to Dickinson students with a 3.30 cumulative GPA who have earned a 3.0 or higher in all of the prerequisite courses for the program to which they apply.  A forthcoming advising guide will list the required courses for each of the programs.

For more information, please contact Laura Kilko in the Career Center.

Published June 4, 2013