A hallmark of a Carnegie Mellon education since the mid 1940’s has been a focus on applying fundamental knowledge to the solution of practical problems. Known as the “Carnegie Plan,” this approach requires students to study and appreciate academic disciplines outside of their major program of study.
At Carnegie Mellon Qatar students can take courses in a wide range of disciplines including chemistry, English, math, history, architecture, and design. They have the opportunity to attend lectures by famous authors, internationally renowned social scientists, and people who have made a difference in countries around the world. They can participate in reading clubs, academic quiz competitions, and service learning trips.
At Carnegie Mellon Qatar courses and events that serve to provide breadth to the academic curriculum are coordinated by the Liberal Arts and Sciences program. Faculty in the Liberal Arts and Sciences program come from a range of departments including architecture, design, economics, English, history, modern languages, statistics, chemistry, and mathematical sciences. This wide range of disciplines allows students to take elective courses and pursue academic minors that complement their major studies and ensure their ability to make the connections across fields that will make them the problem solvers of tomorrow.