Not Your Ordinary Liberal Arts College
The Marianna Brown Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences (DC) is Carnegie Mellon’s liberal arts and professional studies college. While it offers over 60 majors and minors you’d expect to find in a liberal arts environment, the Dietrich College is no ordinary liberal arts college.
Dietrich College students complete a comprehensive general education curriculum that spans their four years at Carnegie Mellon and five content areas: Communicating, Reflecting, Modeling, Deciding and Creating. Students have up to two years to declare their major.
Dietrich College students explore a wide range of academic interests from history and public policy to creative writing and cognitive science. They study with leading faculty who are pioneers in their fields, such as decision science, international relations and philosophy. With its interdisciplinary character, Dietrich College students learn how to research and collaborate with others across academic boundaries to develop valuable real-world problem-solving skills.
Check out the Office of Admission's Dietrich College Fact Sheet for quick facts about the freshman class, faculty, graduate success, student projects and more.
Check out how you can combine humanities and the arts with our intercollege degree.