Carnegie Mellon University

Our Undergraduates

The Department of English is home to over 150 undergraduate student majors and minors. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of CMU, students have the opportunity to explore a variety of academic interests, pairing unique major and minor programs together. A substantial number of English students have combination majors such as Creative Writing and Computer Science, Technical Writing & Communication and Biomedical Engineering, and Film & Visual Media and Architecture.

Learn more about all our English undergraduate programs.


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Student Spotlights

 Sarah Abrams

Sarah Abrams
Class of 2024

Primary Major: Technical Writing
Minors: Business Administration, Societal & Human Impacts of Future Technologies (SHIFT)
Hometown: Long Island, NY

Learn more about Sarah.

See Past Student Spotlights in Our Archive!

 Kailani Small

Kailani Small
Class of 2024

Primary Major: Film & Visual Media
Hometown: The Bronx, NY

Learn more about Kailani.