What is General Education?
Carnegie Mellon University follows a distinct approach to undergraduate education that combines professional training with a firm grounding in the arts and sciences. Students who have a strong foundation in the arts and sciences learn how to draw connections between disciplines and work effectively outside their focused area of study.
General Education courses are taught by members of the Arts and Sciences faculty, and include mandatory courses in areas such as chemistry, English, math and physics. Arts and Sciences faculty members also offer elective courses in a wide variety of disciplines, including Arabic studies, design, history, philosophy, and psychology.
CMU-Q offers a wide range of general education courses for students to explore their interests and career options.
Meet the Faculty
Ravichandra BachuAssistant Teaching Professor, Chemistry
Jennifer BruderAssistant Teaching Professor of Psychology
Lauren BurakowskiAssistant Teaching Professor of Psychology
Hasan DemirkoparanAssociate Teaching Professor, Mathematics
Kira DreherAssistant Teaching Professor of English
Simon FaulknerAssistant Teaching Professor of Chemistry
Pia Gomez LaichAssistant Teaching Professor, English
Erik HelinSpecial Lecturer, Spanish
Zeinab IbrahimTeaching Professor, Arabic Studies
Lansiné KabaThomas M. Kerr Distinguished Career Professor
Niraj KhareAssistant Teaching Professor, Mathematics
Thomas MitchellAssociate Teaching Professor, English
Deepa NairAssistant Teaching Professor of History
Marion OliverArea Co-Head, Arts and Sciences
Teaching Professor, Mathematics
Taeyong ParkVisiting Assistant Teaching Professor, Statistics
Silvia PessoaAssociate Teaching Professor, English
Benjamin James ReillyTeaching Professor of History
Dudley ReynoldsArea Co-Head, Arts and Sciences
Teaching Professor, English