Where Everyday Learning Is Exceptional
Welcome to a community of big thinkers, working across disciplines to impact humanity in real-world, practical ways. Our students, faculty and staff make up a community like no other. Hear from members of our campus about what makes Carnegie Mellon so special.
With an educational philosophy focused on interdisciplinary knowledge, we prepare you to become a world-changer skilled in problem-solving, leadership and communication. You’ll leave Carnegie Mellon equipped with the skills to impact society in a transformative way.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
We believe a diverse and inclusive community is the foundation for excellence in learning, research, creativity and human development. Our campus builds on this foundation every day, benefitting from the work of our Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion, robust multicultural student organizations, community resources and more.
Carnegie Mellon is filled with passionate students just as dedicated and motivated as you are. You’ll be surrounded by like-minded, hardworking students as you collaborate in the studio, on research projects, in the lab or in the classroom.
Learn More About Your College or Program
College of Engineering
The College of Engineering is a world-class engineering college recognized for excellence, innovation and the societal relevance and impact of its pursuits. This college is research-intensive, and faculty members are known worldwide for developing leading-edge technology and research advancements that they bring directly into the classroom. Looking for more? Check out Engineering's information for admitted students.
- Biomedical Engineering Additional Major reflects the belief that a top biomedical engineer must be deeply trained in both a traditional engineering practice and biomedical sciences.
- The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department offers a unique interdisciplinary program that enables you to develop imaginative solutions to real world engineering problems.
- The Chemical Engineering Department encourages students to combine their passion for the field of chemical engineering with their love of problem solving to create products and solutions that contribute to both the field and the world.
- The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department ranks among the best in the country. Research programs are at the forefront of the technologies that have changed the world we live in.
- The Engineering and Public Policy Additional Major enhances a traditional course of study at Carnegie Mellon with the perspectives and skills that enable students to understand and work at the interface between technology and society.
- The Mechanical Engineering Department prepares students for their individual career paths and fosters the ability to adapt to the rapidly changing technologies faced by today's engineers.
- The Department of Materials Science and Engineering provides interdisciplinary activity that applies the principles of basic sciences and engineering to understanding the behavior of materials, their development and applications.
College of Fine Arts
The College of Fine Arts (CFA) cultivates a community of nationally and internationally recognized artists and professionals within five schools — Architecture, Art, Design, Drama and Music. CFA offers conservatory and studio training style programs for those who wish to become professionals in the arts while also allowing students to take advantage of myriad learning opportunities available to all university students.
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences is home to students who impact the world in a wide range of ways. They publish poetry, analyze brain scans and investigate how different relationships influence health. They teach elementary school students to speak Spanish and create computer tutors that teach algebra. They study how films shape our culture and learn about pollution's impact on the history of American cities.
Additional Departments and Programs
- The Institute for Politics and Strategy carries on a respected tradition of interdisciplinary political science at Carnegie Mellon as it also builds upon the university’s rich heritage of applying basic science to issues of public policy.
- The Washington Semester Program provides students an opportunity to live, work and study in Washington, DC, coming into direct contact with political, business and community leaders and learning about the most pressing policy issues of the day.
The Information Systems program combines aspects of computer science, information technology and business management with a humanities and social sciences-based education to provide students with an uncommonly well-rounded portfolio.
Mellon College of Science
The Mellon College of Science is a a dynamic, collaborative college that has developed an integrative vision for science education. More than 70% of undergraduates are involved in research. They work side by side with faculty and graduate students and are integral members of teams that conduct cutting-edge research, create new knowledge and advance their fields.
- The Department of Biological Sciences provides students with rigorous training in biology, while building a strong foundation in all of the natural sciences.
- The Department of Chemistry is internationally recognized for research accomplishments in many areas including biomolecules, green and environmental chemistry, and polymer science.
- The Department of Mathematical Sciences features students, faculty and staff dedicated to exploring mathematics and pushing the boundaries of collective mathematical knowledge even further.
- The Department of Physics engages a diverse population of students, faculty and researchers in searching for a deeper understanding of what our world is made of and how it works through active learning in the classroom and the laboratory.
School of Computer Science
The School of Computer Science is a world leader in all facets of computer science and robotics education. The school's undergraduates can choose from several primary majors, including computer science, computational biology and artificial intelligence. To learn more, take a virtual tour of the School of Computer Science!
- The Computer Science Department offers what's widely recognized as one of the first and best computer science programs in the world. This program trains the next generation of innovators to solve real-world problems and improve the way people live and work.
- Computational Biology is the science that answers the question, “How can we learn and use models of biological systems constructed from experimental measurements?”
- The Artificial Intelligence program gives you the in-depth knowledge you need to transform large amounts of data into actionable decisions.
Tepper School of Business
The Tepper School of Business lives at the heart of Carnegie Mellon University, guided by a mission to transform the world, pioneering and innovating at the intersection of business, technology and analytics.
BXA Intercollege Degree Programs
BXA Intercollege Degree Programs were developed to assist students in pursuing new discoveries and fields that bring together academic rigor and creative training. The X in BXA is the intersection of disciplines, innovation and curiosity. The X is the variable that changes depending on the academic unit a student integrates with their College of Fine Arts concentration. BXA is the umbrella term for the abbreviations that identify our programs—BCSA, BHA, BSA and EA.
Studying Across Disciplines
IDeATe, the Integrative Design, Arts and Technology network at Carnegie Mellon, offers undergraduate minors and courses in Game Design, Animation & Special Effects, Media Design, Sonic Arts, Design for Learning, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Intelligent Environments and Physical Computing. These areas merge technology and creativity and provide learning opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.
Health Professions Program
The Health Professions Program (HPP) is an advising resource for students of all majors interested in pursuing a career in a health profession. Careers can include medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, optometry, physician assistant, biomedical research, genetic counseling and medical informatics.
The Science, Technology and Public Policy Additional Major
The Science, Technology and Public Policy Additional Major enhances a traditional course of study at Carnegie Mellon with the perspectives and skills that enable students to understand and work at the interface between technology and society.
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