Bachelor of Science and Arts (BSA) Degree Program
Sponsored by the Mellon College of Science (MCS) and the College of Fine Arts (CFA) at Carnegie Mellon University

BSA Curriculum | BSA Advisors

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The Bachelor of Science and Arts (BSA) intercollege degree program combines the strengths of the College of Fine Arts (CFA) and the Mellon College of Science (MCS). This degree is designed for students who are gifted in both the fine arts and the natural sciences or mathematics, and who have the interest and the exceptional ability to pursue both disciplines simultaneously. Students choose their arts concentration from among the five schools in CFA: Architecture, Art, Design, Drama or Music. Students choose their science concentration from among the four departments in MCS: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, or Physics.

The BSA curriculum has three main components: general core requirements, fine arts concentration requirements, and natural sciences/mathematics concentration requirements. Each student's course of study is structured so they can complete this rigorous program in four years.

Students receive extensive advising support. The Director/Academic Advisor of the BXA Intercollege Degree Programs is the primary advisor and liaison between CFA and MCS. Each student has two additional academic advisors: an advisor in the admitting school of CFA to guide their focus in the arts, and an advisor in MCS to guide their focus in the sciences.

BSA Curriculum | BSA Advisors

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