Carnegie Mellon University

Undergraduate Programs

Our undergraduate majors and minors teach students how to think critically about the world as it is while preparing them to influence what it might become, whether in government, politics, or the private sector. 

Bettering the world requires understanding it, and understanding it requires a blend of the study of great-power competition and the twenty-first-century threats, terror, cyber, and otherwise, facing the world. With two majors, four minors, and the opportunity to gain real-world experience in Washington, D.C., Institute for Policy and Strategy (IPS) graduates are prepared to shape the world through their work in government, politics, or the private sector.