Carnegie Mellon University

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Whether it’s making academic choices like choosing a major and selecting courses or seeking undergraduate research opportunities and figuring out how to manage all of your additional activities and interests, you can get support and advice from your advisor and from many others to assist you in achieving your goals.

Undergraduate Core Program

MCS's Core Education program educates students as scholars, professionals, people and citizens, creating well-rounded, young scientists uniquely prepared to enter the workforce or pursue further education.

Undergraduate Core Education


The EUREKA: Discovery and Its Impact first year seminar will equip you with foundational knowledge, skills and perspectives that will support your development as emerging scientists.


In your junior year, the PROPEL seminar will prepare you for your impending transition into professional life with lectures on science and society, business, and public policy, along with workshops on interviewing, networking and resume writing.


The ENGAGE requirements will plug you into the arts, wellness and service throughout your time at CMU, helping you become well-rounded individuals and preparing you for the exciting future that awaits.

What some students accomplished during their time at MCS

Ashley Disbrow

Ashley Disbrow (S'14)

From space camp to quasars: student pursues origins of universe.  Read more

Sankalp Bhatnagar (CMU '13)

Sankalp Bhatnagar (CMU '13)

Student’s Love Letter to Pittsburgh Goes Viral.  Read More

Betty Mbom (S'08)

Betty Mbom (S'08)

Encouraging others to 'lift as we climb.'  Read more

Paul Jasinto (S'12)

Paul Jasinto (S'12)

Immersing himself fully in the Carnegie Mellon experience.  Read more