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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.

Technical Requirements: Calculus

What is required?

Completion of Calculus IV (MATH V1202) is required for almost all SEAS majors.

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,

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: Physics

What is required?

At least a one-year sequence of introductory physics.

Technical Requirements: Chemistry

What is required?

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

Technical Requirements: Lab

What is required?

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

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.)


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