Carnegie Mellon University

Typical First-Year Course Schedule

Fall Semester

Course Title
21-120 Differential and Integral Calculus or appropriate Mathematics Course
38-101 EUREKA: Discovery and Its Impact
xx-xxx Major Specific or Technical Breadth Requirement
xx-xxx Technical Breadth Requirement
76-101 Interpretation and Argument
99-101 Computing@Carnegie Mellon

Spring Semester

Course Title
21-122 Integration and Approximation or appropriate Mathematics Course
xx-xxx Major Specific or Technical Breadth Requirement
xx-xxx Technical Breadth Requirement
xx-xxx Humanities or Social Sciences Course
xx-xxx Elective Course

Technical Breadth Requirement

A student must take at least 9 units, outside of their primary major Department, from each of 4 categories listed below. These may include pre-requisite courses or courses required by their major Department but must be outside their home Department. AP credit may not be used to fulfill this requirement. At least 3 of these courses must be taken in their first year. The categories are:

  1. Life Sciences
  2. Physical Sciences
  3. Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science
  4. STEM Course—all of the courses from the above categories or an introductory engineering course or a course approved by an advisor to fulfill this requirement.

For more information about MCS course requirements, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.