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The Application Essay: Personal Statement

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

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.

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 - Physical Education

Columbia’s Core curriculum includes a Physical Education component to emphasize the importance of intellectual and physical balance.

The Core Curriculum - Masterpieces of Western Art

Through an analysis and discussion of selected works of painting, sculpture, and architecture central to the traditions of Western art, and field trips to museums and art galleries,


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