The Carnegie Mellon education begins with a broad introduction to the liberal arts and sciences during the first semesters, a focus on major core classes in the middle semesters, and deepening and broadening of scope in the last semesters through advanced electives. Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar uses this approach in five undergraduate disciplines.
Undergraduate degree programs at CMU-Q
Biological Sciences has a core curriculum of biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics. Electives allow students to shape their degree program according to their interests and goals.
Business Administration emphasizes a quantitative, analytical approach, training students in accounting, finance, economics, marketing, operations, management information systems and business communications.
Computational Biology is grounded in the disciplines of biology and computer science, with a strong component of physical science and mathematics. Computer science is used to solve contemporary problems in biology.
Computer Science provides students the core skills of mathematical reasoning, algorithmic thinking, and programming. As well, students take a minor to gain substantial depth in a second area of study.
Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar fosters an energetic and innovative research environment for faculty, staff and students.
CMU-Q students in every program pursue research projects, working with faculty on large-scale projects or within structured programs, and undertaking their own projects under the guidance of faculty advisors.
Most faculty members contribute to the CMU-Q body of work through studies funded by the Qatar National Research fund (QNRF) and internal seed research funds.