Carnegie Mellon University

Academic Programs in the Humanities

The humanities at Carnegie Mellon consist of four departments. These departments collectively house 19 majors and 23 minors, as well as five Ph.D. programs and six master programs.

 

Undergraduate Majors and Minors

Department of English

Majors

  • Creative Writing
  • Film and Visual Media
  • Literature and Culture
  • Professional Writing
  • Technical Writing and Communication

Minors

  • Creative Writing
  • Film and Visual Media
  • Literature and Culture
  • Professional Writing
  • Technical Writing and Communication
  • Humanities Analytics
  • Gender Studies

Department of History

Majors

  • Social and Political History
  • Global Studies
  • Ethics, History and Public Policy

Minors

  • Social and Political History
  • African and African American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Gender Studies
  • Religion
  • Science and Technology

Department of Modern Languages

Majors

  • Chinese Studies
  • German Studies
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Applied Multilingual Studies
  • French and Francophone Studies
  • Russian Studies

Minors

  • Chinese Studies
  • German Studies
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Arabic Studies
  • Applied Multilingual Studies
  • French and Francophone Studies
  • Russian Studies

Department of Philosophy

Majors

  • Philosophy
  • Logic and Computation
  • Linguistics
  • Ethics, History, and Public Policy

Minors

  • Philosophy
  • Logic and Computation
  • Linguistics

Graduate Programs

Department of English

  • M.A. in Literary and Cultural Studies
  • M.A. in Professional Writing
  • M.A. in Rhetoric
  • Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Ph.D. in Rhetoric

Department of History

  • Ph.D. in History

Department of Modern Languages

  • M.A. in Applied Second Language Acquisition
  • Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition

Department of Philosophy

  • M.S. in Logic, Computation, and Methodology
  • M.A. in Philosophy    
  • Ph.D. in Logic, Computation, and Methodology
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy
  • Ph.D. in Pure and Applied Logic