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Carnegie Mellon Academics

Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal.

The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Carnegie Mellon has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 96% of students who started college at Carnegie Mellon finish the requirements for graduation within six years.

Carnegie Mellon offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

What Classes Do I Have To Take at Carnegie Mellon?

Carnegie Mellon does not have a core curriculum. Since there are no specific-classes required in order to graduate, students have a lot of flexibiity about what classes they choose to take.

Students do not need to fulfull a language requirementor a math or science requirement. Students are required to take a computer class to fufill the graduation requirements for Carnegie Mellon.

Majors at Carnegie Mellon

When choosing a major, Carnegie Mellon students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at Carnegie Mellon below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. Carnegie Mellon does not require students to complete a senior project.

Does Carnegie Mellon Offer Learning Disability Services?

Carnegie Mellon offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Carnegie Mellon Offer Online Classes?

Carnegie Mellon has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Carnegie Mellon Give Credit for AP Classes?

Carnegie Mellon offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Carnegie Mellon Have An Honors Program?

Carnegie Mellon does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College..

Does Carnegie Mellon Require Internships?

Carnegie Mellon does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Carnegie Mellon has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Carnegie Mellon include: - an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus - a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

Dual Degree Programs at Carnegie Mellon

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Carnegie Mellon offers these dual degree programs: - 3-2 dual degree program in engineering - 3-2 dual degree program in business administration - Public management and policy

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Carnegie Mellon Majors & Subject Areas

Environmental Studies
Environmental Science
Natural Resources Management and Policy
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Environmental Design/Architecture
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
Architecture and Related Services, Other
African Studies
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Journalism, Other
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Computer Programming, Other
Computer Science
Computer Graphics
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Multicultural Education
Engineering, General
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Civil Engineering, Other
Computer Software Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Engineering Science
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Construction Engineering
Operations Research
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
Engineering, Other
Engineering Technology, General
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Engineering/Industrial Management
Engineering Design
Chinese Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
French Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Creative Writing
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Rhetoric and Composition
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
General Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Computational Biology
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
Neurobiology and Anatomy
Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Other
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Mathematics, General
Mathematics, Other
Computational Mathematics
Financial Mathematics
Statistics, General
Mathematical Statistics and Probability
Statistics, Other
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Systems Science and Theory
Science, Technology and Society
Behavioral Sciences
International/Global Studies
Cognitive Science
Computational Science
Human Computer Interaction
Sustainability Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Applied and Professional Ethics
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General
Polymer Chemistry
Chemical Physics
Chemistry, Other
Physics, General
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics
Physics, Other
Materials Science
Physical Sciences, Other
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis, General
Public Policy Analysis, Other
Economics, General
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
International Economics
Economics, Other
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Digital Arts
Design and Visual Communications, General
Industrial and Product Design
Game and Interactive Media Design
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Directing and Theatrical Production
Costume Design
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Art/Art Studies, General
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Music, General
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Keyboard Instruments
Voice and Opera
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Stringed Instruments
Music Pedagogy
Music Technology
Music, Other
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other
Finance, General
Investments and Securities
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Organizational Behavior Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Actuarial Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Telecommunications Management
History, General
History, Other

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