Academic Requirements Fulfilled

Course Credits

Upon completion of the SEE-U program you will receive six academic credits from Columbia University.  Undergraduate students in good academic standing from all majors at all accredited colleges or universities may apply to the SEE-U program.

For Non-Columbia Students Columbia University maintains high academic standards and it is likely that your institution will accept the credits from the SEE-U program as fulfillment of science or laboratory requirements.  You are responsible for confirming that the credits from the SEE-U program are transferable and may be applied to your own academic program.  If you have any questions or if your academic advisor would like to speak with one of our faculty members please call or e-mail EICES.

Requirements Fulfilled at Columbia

We encourage you to speak with your academic advisor regarding how the SEE-U program can fit within your own particular academic program.  Depending on your major and the school at which you are enrolled at Columbia University, the SEE-U program may be used to fulfill different sets of academic requirements:

Columbia College
Non-Science Majors
The six credit SEE-U program fulfills two of the three Core Curriculum Science Requirements.

Environmental Biology Majors
Three credits of the SEE-U program may be used to fulfill an upper level laboratory requirement.  The remaining three credits can be applied to either your general distribution or college credit requirements.

Sustainable Development Majors and Concentrators
The six credits of the SEE-U program may be used to fulfill course requirements in Analysis & Solutions of Complex Problems as well as the Skills / Actions areas.

Evolutionary Biology of the Human Species Majors and Concentrators
Three credits of the SEE-U program may be used towards the major / concentration and fulfills the conservation requirement.  The remaining three credits can be applied to either your general distribution or college credit requirements.

Other Science Majors
How the six credits of the SEE-U program may be applied will depend on your major.  In general, three credits are used to fulfill an upper-level laboratory requirement and the remaining three credits may be applied to either your general distribution or college credit requirements.

General Studies / Jewish Theological Seminary
Non-Science Majors
The six credit SEE-U program fulfills two of the three Core Curriculum Science Requirements.

Sustainable Development Majors and Concentrators
The six credits of the SEE-U program may be used to fulfill course requirements in Analysis & Solutions of Complex Problems as well as the Skills / Actions areas.

Evolutionary Biology of the Human Species Majors and Concentrators
Three credits of the SEE-U program may be used towards the major / concentration and fulfills the conservation requirement.  The remaining three credits can be applied to either your general distribution or college credit requirements.

Other Science Majors
How the six credits of the SEE-U program may be applied will depend on your major.  In general, three credits are used to fulfill an upper-level laboratory requirement and the remaining three credits may be applied to either your general distribution or college credit requirements.

Barnard College
Non-Science Majors
The SEE-U program can be used to fulfill one of the two five-credit science requirements (the SEE-U program allows you to fulfill an entire intensive semester of science lab requirements).

Science Majors
The SEE-U program is most often used to fulfill an upper-level laboratory requirement.  How the credits of the SEE-U program may be applied will depend on your major.