Engineering (3+2)

Students in the five year dual-degree Engineering program will earn a Bachelor of Science from Simmons University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Columbia University. The program will start Fall 2021.

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Why study in the Engineering dual-degree program?

Earning a Bachelor of Science from Simmons University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Columbia University gives our students the technical and creative skills necessary to thrive in the field of engineering.

Students enrolled in the five year Engineering program complete three years of course work at Simmons, followed by two additional years at Columbia University.

What will you learn?

In addition to the requirements of the Simmons University core curriculum and their major, students must meet the entrance requirements of Columbia University. These requirements cover physics, math, chemistry, and computer science, plus one or two courses for specific engineering majors as specified in the Columbia Combined Program guide. Detailed questions concerning requirements of individual majors can be discussed with the Engineering 3+2 Program Director, Jason White, at Simmons. 

During their time at Simmons, students major in a field that strongly overlaps the entrance requirements for Columbia and earn a Bachelor of Science. Examples of these majors include ChemistryPhysicsMathematics, and Biology.

At Columbia, students choose from engineering areas of study that lead to a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree. Those areas include: 

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering    
  • Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
  • Earth & Environmental Engineering    
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering    
  • Mechanical Engineering

Upon completion of the program, students receive a Bachelor of Science degree from Simmons University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Columbia University. 

Learn more about our dual-degree in Engineering!

Simmons' dual-degree in Engineering with Columbia University gives graduates the skills they need to excel in the engineering field. We encourage you to reach out to our faculty with any questions — their contact information can be found below. You can also request more information, schedule a campus tour, or find out how to apply today!

While the program is open to all Simmons students, the required and rigorous curriculum must be started during the first semester of study to allow for timely completion of all requirements. All students intending to pursue the program are required to contact the program director by mid-August to choose their courses and set-up a tentative schedule for the next three years.

Students who complete a full year of study at Columbia University and who have completed all of Simmons’s requirements are invited to walk at Simmons’s graduation with their peers, although the Bachelor of Science from Simmons is given to them at the end of the fifth year of study along with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Columbia.

So you know that Simmons is a great place to be, you've learned about our programs, maybe even come for a you're ready to apply! Let's get started.

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Our Faculty

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Jason White

  • Professor and Director of the 3+2 Engineering Program