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Choosing Which Health Professional Schools to Submit Applications To

The first criterion is purely geographic: a majority of medical, dental and veterinary schools are state-supported and accept very few out-of-state applicants.

The Application Essay: Personal Statement

The "personal statement" is very open: there are no set rules for its content.

Major Myths and Misconceptions

Myth: The major I choose will determine my career options

The selection of an undergraduate major may not determine a lifelong career

Exploring Majors

First: Assess your interests and abilities

Art of Engineering was probably one of your first opportunities to learn more about your own interests in engineering and about each of the Columb

The Core Curriculum - Science

The science component of the Core is designed to provide all students with an introduction to some of the most exciting developments in contemporary science while inculcating an appreciation for sc

Technical Requirements: Lab

What is required?

One semester of chemistry and/or physics laboratory work; selection will depend upon major.

The Core Curriculum - University Writing

University Writing, with its focus on academic reading and writing, complements the other courses in

The Core Curriculum - Foreign Language

The key to every Columbia student’s liberal arts experience is a solid knowledge of at least one foreign language and culture.

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