2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog
Welcome to the 2012–2013 Carnegie Mellon University Undergraduate Catalog!
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This catalog is intended to detail the University’s academic programs, policies and services for use by current undergraduate students, faculty, and administrators. We appreciate that applicants, prospective students, and many other people will read this material, as well, for some understanding of University programs and culture.
Information in the catalog is current as of August 2012; the next Catalog will be published in August 2013. In the interim, new courses will be announced in the course schedules which are usually available in November and April and on the Web (www.cmu.edu/hub).
The program requirements and academic policies set forth in this Catalog are subject to change. As a consequence, students are expected to consult with their individual college or department for the most up-to-date information about program requirements, and should consult the University’s policy website for the most current statements of University policy.
Any changes or updated information from any member of the campus community should be directed to John Papinchak, University Registrar.
Michael C. Murphy
Vice President for Campus Affairs
Jonathan D. Samuels, Copy Editor
University Registrar's Office Catalog Team
John Papinchak, University Registrar
Published August 17, 2012
Statement of Assurance
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- Catalog Contents
- Look at Carnegie Mellon
- Degrees Offered
- Campus-Wide Services and Options
- Undergraduate Admission
- Summer Opportunities
- Division of Enrollment Services
- University Policies
- Undergraduate Academic Regulations
- University Services
- Undergraduate Options
- Department of Athletics and Physical Education
- Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
- Intercollege Programs
- BXA Intercollege Degree Programs
- Carnegie Institute of Technology
- Undergraduate Designated Minors
- CIT Minors for Non-Engineering Students
- Department of Biomedical Engineering
- Department of Chemical Engineering
- Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Department of Engineering and Public Policy
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Department of Materials Science and Engineering
- College of Fine Arts
- H. John Heinz III College
- Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Dietrich College Interdepartmental Majors
- Dietrich College Interdepartmental Minors
- Undergraduate Economics Program
- Department of English
- Department of History
- The Major in Information Systems
- Department of Modern Languages
- Department of Philosophy
- Department of Psychology
- Department of Social and Decision Sciences
- Department of Statistics
- Mellon College of Science
- School of Computer Science
- Tepper School of Business
- Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
- Frequently Asked Questions