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Mellon College of Science

Uncovering new information by seeing past the edge of what’s known.

"I can honestly say that I would not have been given the opportunity to interact with such an incredible amount of different people and encounter such a large variety of useful ideas had I not gone to CMU."
Alexander '23

A place for scientists with ideas and ideals.

In the Mellon College of Science, you’ll mix disciplines and dissect data to advance your field and the world itself. In our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and classrooms, you’ll work alongside star students and renowned faculty to become a well-rounded scientist or mathematician who excels as a scholar, a professional, a citizen, and a person. Here, you’ll shape new theories, rethink established processes, examine existing information and explore the mysteries of the universe, making discoveries that advance knowledge for all humankind.

First Year Experience

Innovate, collaborate and discover new science. Through your first year courses, gain the foundational knowledge, skills and perspectives that support your development as well-rounded scholars, professionals, people and citizens.

Mellon College of Science Programs


  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences (Neuroscience track)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences with an additional major
  • Minor in Biological Sciences
  • Minor in Neuroscience


  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry/Biological Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Chemistry (through the honors program)
  • Minor in Chemistry

Mathematical Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Computational Finance
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences and Economics
  • Minor in Mathematical Sciences
  • Minor in Discrete Mathematics and Logic
  • Minor in Computational Finance


  • Bachelor of Science in Physics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Physics
  • Minor in Physics

BXA Intercollege Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Science and Arts (BSA)


Office of Admission

Warner Hall
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
F: 412.268.7832


Mellon College of Science Website

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High School Course Requirements

4 years English
4 years Mathematics*
1 year Chemistry
1 year Physics
1 year Biology
2 years Foreign Language
3 electives

*Four years of mathematics should include at least algebra, geometry, trigonometry, analytic geometry, elementary functions (pre-calculus) and preferably calculus. Advanced mathematics courses are encouraged, especially a course in calculus.

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