Columbia Engineering Advising

The Basics

To earn the Bachelor of Science degree from The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science you must:

  • Complete the First-Year Sophomore technical requirements
  • Take at least 27 points of nontechnical coursework
  • Satisfy specific requirements for your major
  • Earn 128 points

You must register for at least 12 credits per semester, and may not register for more than 21 points per semester without approval from the Committee on Academic Standing.  You are expected to complete all requirements within 8 terms.

First-Year Sophomore Technical Requirements

You are required to take Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, and Gateway Lab during your first year at SEAS.

Nontechnical Requirements

You must complete at least 27 points of nontechnical coursework, including:

You are required to complete University Writing in your first year; most students complete the Core Humanities sequence in their second year.


Columbia Engineering students must complete the requirements for a major. You will declare your major online during the first semester of your sophomore year. 

James H. and Christine Turk Berick Center for Student Advising


403 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: (212) 854-6378

Fax: (212) 854-2458

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

An Advisor of the Day is available by phone or in person Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.