Engineering at Georgetown College

Georgetown University offers a 3-2 Combined Plan joint degree in partnership with the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University. Columbia’s program, the first dual-degree engineering program instituted in the United States, is designed to provide students with the opportunity to receive both a B.A. degree from Georgetown and a B.S. degree from Columbia Engineering in five years.

Another available option is the 4-2 degree program. This option allows students to graduate from Georgetown with a B.A. degree and then transfer to Columbia to complete a B.S. degree in two years. Students follow the same course of study at Georgetown as those completing the 3-2 requirements. 

Engineering is not a major at Georgetown. Like any other student in the College, those interested in the Combined Plan Program declare and complete the requirements for any major in the College. Students do not apply to the program until February of their junior or senior year. However, we encourage students to declare their intention to the dean’s office as early as possible to facilitate advising and support of the application process.

The online application will be available here in December. The preferred deadline for applications is February 1, but applications will be accepted until March 15.

For more information about the program, download the Combined Plan Curriculum Guide. If you have any questions, please contact the combined plan program liaison, Assistant Dean Michael Parker, at

For more information about Columbia’s program elements, including financial aid and FAQ, please visit Columbia’s student affairs website.