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Interdisciplinary Programs

If your interests just can’t be boxed into just one discipline, one of these programs might be a perfect fit.

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"The thing I love the most about the interdisciplinary programs is that you will always be surprised by the cool things people can do by combining the two seemingly unrelated fields."
Sophia '23

Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Interdisciplinary Programs

This university thrives where disciplines collide, pushing boundaries and making important discoveries in the intersections between arts and sciences, data and ideas, expertise and exploration. So it’s no surprise that several of our programs just can’t be confined to one department. Instead, they exist as interdepartmental programs, spanning two or more areas within the college, and uniting their strengths to prepare students for the world beyond Carnegie Mellon. 

Interdisciplinary Programs Majors and Minors

Choose the path that fits you best. Browse all current curriculums and courses.

Dietrich College interdisciplinary majors

  • Economics and Mathematical Sciences (Bachelor of Science)
  • Economics and Statistics (Bachelor of Science)
  • Economics and Politics (Bachelor of Science)
  • Environmental Policy (additional major only)
  • Ethics, History and Public Policy (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science)
  • Information Systems (Bachelor of Science)
  • Linguistics (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Neuroscience (Bachelor of Science)
  • Psychology and Biological Sciences (Bachelor of Science)
  • Student-Defined Major (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science)

Dietrich College interdisciplinary minors

  • African and African American Studies
  • Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • Film and Media Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Global Systems and Management
  • Health Care Policy and Management
  • Linguistics
  • Logic and Computation
  • Neural Computation
  • Neuroscience 
  • Religious Studies
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Sociology


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High School Course Requirements

4 years English
3 years Mathematics**
1 year Science (2 or more preferred)
2 years Foreign Language
6 electives

**Three years of mathematics should include at least algebra, geometry, trigonometry, analytic geometry, elementary functions as well as pre-calculus. Advanced mathematics courses are encouraged.

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Mix It Up

You’re not just one thing. You’re a scientist. An artist. A technologist. A maker. A writer. Carnegie Mellon has been mixing it up for decades, and whatever you want to pursue, we’ve got the right mix for you.