CIT General Education Requirements
What courses do I need to take in order to satisfy CIT's general education requirement?
There are five requirements that must be satisfied:
Humanistic Studies 9 units
Writing/Expression 9 units
Cognition and Institutions 9 units
Depth Sequence in Humanities, Social Science, or Fine Arts 27 units
Non-technical Electives 18 units
These requirements are described in detail in the Undergraduate Catalog, in the Carnegie Institute of Technology section, under the heading General Education Program for CIT Students. The latest additions and exclusions are posted on the CIT General Education website.
Must all courses within the depth sequence be taken within the same department?
Can I take a performance course offered by the College of Fine Arts more than once and receive credit?
Can I take any business administration courses to satisfy components of the general education requirement?
Courses from TSB, the undergraduate business program, the Heinz school, or the statistics department cannot be used to satisfy the 27 unit depth sequence requirement.
Non-technical courses from TSB, the undergraduate business program, or the Heinz school can be used to satisfy the 18 unit non-technical elective requirement. However, accounting, finance, management, production, and statistics courses are regarded as technical courses, and they cannot be used to satisfy the requirement. If you are unsure about a specific course, be sure to discuss it with your academic advisor (Bonnie or B.J.).
What courses can replace Junior Seminar ?
What courses can replace Introduction to Experimental Chemistry?
Mechanical engineering undergraduates must satisfy a Science Laboratory requirement to graduate. Normally the Science Laboratory requirement is satisfied by passing 09-101 Introduction Experimental Ehcmistry (3 units). Students can also satisfy the Science Laboratory requirement by passing one of the following courses:
a. 03-124 Modern Biology Laboratory (9 units)
b. 33-104 Experimental Physics (9 units)
c. 42-203 Biomedical Engineering Laboratory ( 9 units) BME double majors
d. 33-100 Basic Experimental Physics (6 units) - restricted to HPP enrollment
Note these courses may have prerequisites and tight enrollment limits that students should consider in their planning.