Math to Mechanical, Electrical or Computer Engineering at Columbia Track

Fall 1

  • MA 151 Calculus I
  • CH 151/153 Chemistry I
  • FYS 125 First Year Seminar
  • Core – History
  • Core - Philosophy 

Spring 1

  • MA 152 Calculus II
  • CS 111 Intro to Structured Programming
  • FLO 125 Art of Thinking
  • Core – Literature
  • Core – Theology/Religious Studies

Fall 2

  • MA 253 Calculus III
  • MA 331 Probability & Statistics I
  • PY 151/153 Physics I (Mechanics)
  • CIT Seminar I
  • Core – Art/Design 

Spring 2

  • MA 261 Linear Algebra
  • MA 301 Mathematical Structures & Proofs
  • MA 354 Differential Equations
  • PY 152/154 Physics II (E&M)
  • CIT Seminar II

Fall 3

  • MA 371 Real Analysis
  • MA 398 Mathematics Senior Seminar
  • MA Elective
  • PY 2XX Classic & Quantum Waves
  • EC 202 Microeconomics 

Spring 3

  • MA 362 Abstract Algebra
  • MA Elective
  • MA Elective
  • TLA course 1 (Humanities)
  • TLA course 2 (Social Science)

Notes

  • Nontechnical credits (in red) from SHU Core Curriculum total 36 credits; FYS 125 meets English Composition requirement & EC 202 meets Principles of Economics requirement.

  • Core classes listed in italics are sample options; the order of these could be interchanged.

  • Students still need 1 TLA course.

  • For certain engineering majors at Columbia, required pre-engineering courses may differ slightly and affect student flexibility [e.g. CE majors could skip the PY 2XX course & omit 2 CH/PY labs, taking CS 113 & a JAVA CS elective in their place; EE majors could skip 2 labs and consider an extra CS elective as well]

  • Biomedical engineering majors would need an additional semester of Chemistry+lab and a full year of Biology+lab, necessitating either significant AP transfer credit or heavy summer course work.