Carnegie Mellon University

Undergraduate Programs

The Dietrich College offers undergraduate students a variety of programs designed to accelerate and compliment their academic career paths.

General Programs

  • General Education Program - guides students through required courses and electives
  • Grand Challenge Seminars - provide first-year students an introduction to interdisciplinary work and an opportunity to focus on real, complex global problems.

  • Health Professions Program - offers a resource for the exploration of and preparation for careers in health professions ranging from human medicine to veterinary science to biomedical research.

  • Pittsburgh Summer Internship Program - designed for undergraduate students to engage and connect with organizations in the Pittsburgh area.
  • Pre-Law Program - provides support and related activities and outlets for students and alumni with interests in law, and in the possibility of law school at some point beyond college.
  • Research Training Program - designed to give students real research experience working on a faculty project or lab.
  • Washington Semester Program - students live, work and study in Washington, DC, coming into direct contact with political, business, and community leaders and learning about the most pressing policy issues of the day.

Scholars Programs

  • Humanities Scholars Program - a four-year interdisciplinary program that offers an unparalleled undergraduate experience that values exploratory learning, community development, individual examination of ideas, and engagement
  • Quantitative Social Science Scholars Program  - helps outstanding undergraduates acquire advanced quantitative technical skills they can use to impact society as entrepreneurs, policymakers, or social scientists.
  • Science and Humanities Scholars Program - enables talented students to develop an undergraduate curricular program that builds upon their interests and achievements in the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, or social sciences.

Honors Programs

  • Dietrich Honors Fellowship Program - provides summer funding support to rising seniors in the Dietrich College senior honors program as they undertake early-stage research and development of their thesis topics.
  • Senior Honors Program - is an opportunity for the college's most accomplished and promising seniors to work independently, with the close guidance of a faculty member, in the design and completion of a year-long scholarly or creative project.