The following courses are required for both the Dartmouth and Columbia dual-degree programs. Interested students should refer to partner websites and consult with the Colby engineering advisors, Professor Bruce Maxwell, or Associate Professor Stephanie Taylor

  • Mathematics: Three courses, including MA 262 Vector Calculus; Students with AP Calculus generally start with MA 122. MA 253 Linear Algebra and MA 311 Ordinary Differential Equations are recommended, but are not required before the first year at Dartmouth.
  • Physics: Two courses, usually PH 141 (or 143 Honors) Foundations of Mechanics and PH 145 Foundations of Electromagnetism and Optics.
  • Chemistry: CH 133 or CH 141 or CH 145 General Chemistry. Only one semester of chemistry is required.
  • Computer Science: CS 151 or CS 152 Computational Thinking. Students with prior programming experience may be able to take CS 231 Data Structures instead.

Students applying for the Dartmouth program must complete all of these requirements within their first four semesters. Some Columbia engineering majors require additional coursework while at Colby, so students need to plan in advance which Columbia Engineering major to pursue.