Carnegie Mellon Qatar offers five undergraduate majors: Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Computational Biology, Computer Science, and Information Systems. All five undergraduate majors require four years of full-time study, after which students earn a Bachelor of Science degree.
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. Carnegie Mellon students can take courses in a range of disciplines including chemistry, English, history, and architecture. These general education courses complement what students are learning in their majors and provide them with the opportunity to pursue special areas of interests.
Carnegie Mellon students also have the opportunity to take courses outside of their major at the other universities in Education City through a system called cross-registration. Grades and credits earned through in cross-registration courses are counted as if the course were Carnegie Mellon's own. Having the opportunity to take courses at six top American universities gives students in Education City an education with depth and breadth unmatched anywhere in the world. For example: addition to the required courses, a student at Carnegie Mellon Qatar could enroll in a graphic design class at VCU, an engineering class at Texas A&M or a foreign service class at Georgetown. The opportunities are vast, and expand each year.
Universities that students may cross register at include:
- Texas A&M University at Qatar
- Georgetown School of Foreign Service in Qatar
- Northwestern University in Qatar
- Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar
- Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
- Cross-University Registration Request form
View the Undergraduate Bulletin.