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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: Chemistry

What is required?

At least one semester of chemistry (possibly two, depending on your major).

The Core Curriculum - Physical Education

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

Technical Requirements: Computer Science

What is required?

Generally, one semester of computer science.  (Note that chemical engineering majors do not have a computer science requirement.)

The Core Curriculum - Masterpieces of Western Music

Through analysis and discussion, Music Humanities introduces students to representative musical works from


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