Dietrich College Major Information EXPO
The 2012 Major Information Expo will run from March 21st- March 30th, 2012, with a special kick-off event on March 20th, 2012.
Departments typically have faculty and upper-class students at the sessions so you can ask the questions to the "experts."
At the Major Information Expo you will learn more about:
Some departments even open up classes for you to sample the curriculum and coursework first-hand. You will also be provided with an opportunity to declare your major, if you are ready to do so.
Whether you are attending the Expo, exploring courses, or preparing to declare a major, please use the resources below to help you with your decision making process:
Schedule an Appointment with Your AAC Academic Advisor
Your Academic Advisory Center (AAC) Advisor is the first step in declaring your major. They can help you think about your interests and values and relate them to the majors that we offer in Dietrich College. Your AAC Advisor can also help you select courses that enable you to explore and identify your best fit.
The AAC Location & Hours:
A57 Baker Hall
Telephone: (412) 268-2924
Attend the Major Information Expo/Explore Your Options
Not sure what information to gather at the Expo? Not sure which questions to ask faculty and advisors? Below is a list of suggested questions and talking points that you can use in interacting with faculty and staff.
• What are the required courses for this major?
• How are the courses taught?
• What are the class sizes? What is the faculty to student ratio?
• What is the academic advising like in this department?
• What are the academic clubs/professional societies associated with your major?
• What types of internships have students pursued?
• What are the research opportunities for students?
• What careers have CMU graduates obtained with this degree/major?
• What type of graduate programs have students with this degree pursued?
Research Our Majors, Minors, and Programs
Declare a Major
You are eligible to declare your major beginning mid-semester break during your second semester as a student. You will need to declare a major before you register for your junior year.
Declaration of Major forms will be available at the Major Information Expo and from your AAC Advisor.
When you decide on a major you will schedule a meeting with your AAC Advisor. They will go over your most up-to-date audit and provide you with the Declaration of Major form and the next steps in the process.
Dietrich College offers 28 majors that cover seven departments. For more information on these majors, please click here for a full listing.
Add a Minor, Additional Major, or Enroll in a Special Program
Minors & Additional Majors- As a student in Dietrich College, you have the opportunity to complete a major and/or a minor in other colleges here at Carnegie Mellon. You need to have a primary major declared in Dietrich College prior to declaring an additional major and/or minor.
Programs- There are a number of programs that students can become involved in to supplement their major. The Science and Humanities Scholars Program, the Humanities Scholars Program, the Quantitative Social Science Scholars Program and the Bachelor of Humanities and Arts Program are by admission/application process only.
The Health Professions Program and the Pre-Law Program are programs that you can elect to join and can follow the course guidelines to better prepare you for the health professions and for law school.