The X in BXA is the intersection of disciplines, innovation and curiosity.
The X is the variable that changes depending on the academic unit a student integrates with their College of Fine Arts concentration. This intersection is the site of new forms of knowledge created by fusing multiple fields of inquiry. Carnegie Mellon University's BXA Intercollege Degree Programs was developed to assist students in pursuing these new discoveries and fields that bring together academic rigor and creative training. BXA is the umbrella term for the abbreviations that identify our programs—BCSA, BHA and BSA.
Bachelor of Humanities and Arts (BHA) Program
The Bachelor of Humanities and Arts (BHA) Program is an interdisciplinary program designed for students with interests and talents in both the fine arts and in the humanities and social/behavioral sciences. BHA students have the opportunity to work at the intersection of their academic and creative fields, and to explore the connections between their chosen disciplines. The program also provides enough flexibility for students to broaden or deepen their concentrations, and to explore other areas in which they may be interested, through minors or additional majors.
Bachelor of Science and Arts (BSA) Program
The Bachelor of Science and Arts (BSA) Program combines the strengths of the College of Fine Arts and the Mellon College of Science. This interdisciplinary degree is designed for students who are gifted in both the fine arts and the natural sciences or mathematics, and who have the interest and the exceptional ability to pursue both disciplines simultaneously.
Bachelor of Computer Science and Arts (BCSA) Program
The Bachelor of Computer Science and Arts (BCSA) Program was created by the College of Fine Arts and the School of Computer Science. It provides an ideal technical and conceptual foundation for students interested in pursuing fields which comprehensively meld technology and the arts.
Learn more about how to apply to the BXA Intercollege degree program!