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BXA Intercollege Degree Programs

For the kind that thrives where disciplines unite.

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"The BXA program allows students to explore, create and integrate their interests with artistic and non-artistic fields of study in order to develop new works that blur disciplinary boundaries."
Shambhavi '22

Interdisciplinary Studies

BXA Intercollege Degree Programs

At Carnegie Mellon, you’ll find creativity woven into the curriculum of every program. But nowhere is this truer than the BXA programs, which combine different academic areas with the arts in inventive, visionary ways. Each program’s focus is unique, but any of them will give you the creative, technical, academic and practical skills you need to innovate across disciplines in ways that are all your own.

First Year Experience

Meld the academic with the artistic as you create new knowledge and challenge definitions. In your first year, you’ll begin coursework in both colleges as you take BXA-specific courses to help you successfully fuse your chosen disciplines.

BXA Degrees

Choose the path that fits you best. Browse all current BXA curriculums and courses.(opens in new window)

Additional major in Engineering and Arts (EA)

If you’re majoring in engineering, you have the option to pursue the EA additional major, which incorporates an arts concentration that expands and enhances your field of study and helps you establish strong collaborative and entrepreneurial skills.

Bachelor of Computer Science and Arts

This program, created by the College of Fine Arts and the School of Computer Science, will give you an ideal technical and artistic foundation — so you can pursue fields that blur the lines between technology and the arts, like game design, computer animation, robotic art and more.

Bachelor of Engineering Studies and Arts

Sponsored by the College of Fine Arts together with the College of Engineering, this program provides depth and breadth in dual fields to creatively advance maker culture and positively influence our world.

Bachelor of Humanities and Arts

In this joint program from the College of Fine Arts and the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, you’ll have the freedom to blend your interests in the liberal arts and the world of fine arts.

Bachelor of Science and Arts

As a joint venture between the College of Fine Arts and the Mellon College of Science, this carefully designed program gives scientists with a creative streak the opportunity to balance the best of both disciplines.


BXA Intercollege Degree Programs

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High School Course Requirements

Students interested in the Bachelor of Computer Science and Arts (BCSA), Bachelor of Engineering Studies and Arts (BESA), Bachelor of Humanities and Arts (BHA) or Bachelor of Science and Arts (BSA) need to apply and be admitted to a school within the College of Fine Arts and the corresponding academic college (School of Computer Science, College of Engineering, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences or Mellon College of Science).

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.