Carnegie Mellon University

General Education Curriculum

The Freshmen Five are a set of courses taken in the first year that are designed to assist students in developing a well-rounded academic foundation. Typically, students will take C@CM and 2 additional Freshmen 5 courses during the fall semester of their first year and the remaining 2 in the spring semester.

Learn more about each of the Freshman Five courses below.

General Education Requirements

The Freshmen Five courses are comprised of a portion of the general education curriculum, which Dietrich College students are required to fulfill before graduation. Students may double count their general education requirements with requirements for any major or minor.

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The AAC advisors are students' primary contact for questions related to the general education curriculum. Students are encouraged to speak with their advisor regarding their progress towards meeting the requirements.