Carnegie Mellon University

Concentrations

We know that students choose electives based on interest and career aspirations, and so we have structured sets of courses as concentration areas. 

Concentrations are optional; they are intended to guide students so that they may explore a group of aligned topics and/or develop a specialized and advanced skill set appropriate for a desired career.  A concentration consists of four courses from a designated set of electives; courses applied towards a concentration also count towards elective requirements.