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

  • Community Engagement Fellowship Program - provides students with training and experiential learning opportunities to strengthen their capacity for fostering positive social change in their community
  • 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.
  • CMU Prison Education Project (CMU PEP) - offers several courses each academic year within nearby prisons. Faculty and CMU students travel together by bus to and from the prison once a week. Each course, which combines CMU students and inmates, provides full credit to CMU and incarcerated students and follows a regular CMU curriculum.

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.

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.