Carnegie Mellon University

BXA Intercollege Degree Programs

Interdisciplinary Academics + Arts

BHA Curriculum

The Bachelor of Humanities and Arts (BHA) is an intercollege degree that combines the strengths of the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences (DC) and the College of Fine Arts (CFA). BHA students combine their CFA concentration with a concentration in one of the subject areas offered by Dietrich College, including Psychology, Creative Writing, Decision Science and many more. 

BHA General Education 126
DC Concentration 81-107
CFA Concentration 108-114
Free Electives 31-63
Total BHA Degree Requirements 378 units

2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

BHA General Education

The BHA General Education curriculum is a modified version of the DC General Education program. In addition, students are required to fulfill BXA-specific courses.

BHA General Education [pdf]

DC Concentration

Students choose their humanities or social/behavioral sciences concentration from any subject area offered in the following DC departments: Economics, English, History, Institute for Politics and Strategy, Interdepartmental Studies, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Psychology, Social and Decision Sciences, Statistics.

The BHA DC Concentration Declaration Form [pdf] must be submitted by spring mid-semester break of the sophomore year. 

Behavioral Economics [pdf]
Chinese Studies [pdf]
Cognitive Neuroscience [pdf]
Cognitive Science [pdf]
Creative Writing [pdf]
Cybersecurity & International Conflict [pdf]
Decision Science [pdf]
Economics [pdf]
Environmental & Sustainability Studies [pdf]
Ethics, History, & Public Policy [pdf]
Film & Visual Media [pdf]
French & Francophone Studies [pdf]
German Studies [pdf]
Global Studies [pdf]
Hispanic Studies [pdf]
Humanities Analytics [pdf]
Information Systems [pdf]
International Relations & Political Science [pdf]
Japanese Studies [pdf]
Linguistics [pdf]
Literature & Culture [pdf]
Logic & Computation [pdf]
Philosophy [pdf]
Policy & Management [pdf]
Politics & Public Policy [pdf]
Professional Writing [pdf]
Psychology [pdf]
Russian Studies [pdf]
Social & Political History [pdf]
Statistics [pdf]
Statistics & Machine Learning [pdf]
Technical Writing [pdf]

CFA Concentration

Students choose their fine arts concentration from among the following schools in CFA: Architecture, Art, Design, Drama or Music. A student must meet entry requirements for the specific CFA school of their choice. While in the BCSA Program, a student may change their CFA concentration only if they pass all admission requirements for that particular CFA school.

Architecture [pdf]
Art [pdf]
Design [pdf]
Drama [pdf]
Music [pdf]

Free Electives

Take any Carnegie Mellon course. Many students use their electives to broaden or deepen their concentrations. A maximum of 9 units of physical education and/or military science may be counted toward this requirement.