Degrees & Majors-Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Degrees & Majors

Dietrich College offers more than 60 majors and minors through our academic departments and specialized degree programs. Each department and program has a commitment to quality undergraduate and graduate education. Unique among major research universities, senior faculty at Carnegie Mellon teach introductory courses and conduct research with undergraduates, even first-year students.

Dietrich College undergraduate students must choose a primary major from the list below. Students outside of Dietrich College who are considering a second major are encouraged to explore the options as well.

Degrees by department

(from the 2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog)

Department of English

Visit the English catalog page for more information about options and minors.

Department of History

Visit the History catalog page for more information about options and minors.

Department of Modern Languages

Visit the Modern Languages catalog page for more information about options and minors.

Department of Philosophy

Visit the Philosophy catalog page for more information about options and minors.

Department of Psychology

Visit the Psychology catalog page for more information about options and minors.

Department of Social and Decision Sciences

Visit the Social and Decision Sciences catalog page for more information about options and minors.

Department of Statistics

Visit the Statistics catalog page for more information about options and minors.

Information Systems Program

Visit the Information Systems catalog page for more information about options and minors.

Institute for Politics and Strategy

Visit the Institute for Politics and Strategy catalog page for more information about options and minors.

Undergraduate Economics


Visit the Undergraduate Economics catalog page for more information about options and minors.

Student Defined Major

Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Interdisciplinary and Interdepartmental Degrees and Majors

Graduate Degrees and Programs

Professional Writing

Sharpen your communication skills to prepare for a career in a wide variety of fields, from publishing to law, journalism and corporate communications.

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B.A. in Professional Writing

Data Science Cup

Learn data analysis by working on real, interdisciplinary problems.

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B.S. in Statistics

Year in Review

2016 Year in Review