Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences

The Marianna Brown Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences (DC) is Carnegie Mellon’s home for research and education focused on humanity. Dietrich College students explore a wide range of academic interests across more than 60 majors and minors, from history and public policy to creative writing and cognitive science. Students have up to two years to declare their major.

Beginning in their first year, students are exposed to interdisciplinary problem-solving through Dietrich College's Grand Challenge Seminars. These courses are co-taught by faculty across the university and focus on complex societal issues like climate change, food insecurity and racism. Undergraduates also have the opportunity to conduct research with faculty who are pioneers in fields such as decision science, international relations and philosophy.

Beyond classrooms and labs, students have many opportunities for internships and study abroad that provide real-world experiences in the Pittsburgh region and across the globe. Dietrich College students emerge from their experience at Carnegie Mellon able to communicate, think critically, learn and understand the world in ways that will serve them for the rest of their lives.


About the 2020 First Year Class

Average Unweighted GPA:3.87

SAT Middle 50%

Evidence-Based Reading & Writing: 740-770Math: 790-800

ACT Middle 50%

English: 35-36Math: 34-35Composite: 34-35

Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning

We believe outside-the-classroom educational experiences are essential to creating engaged citizens and professionals. The Dietrich College encourages and supports our students as they pursue undergraduate research, internships, study abroad and service projects.

Where's the Class of 2019?

Dietrich College alumni pursue many different post-graduate opportunities and career paths. Our recent graduates work at top corporate, nonprofit and governmental organizations, while others launch their own startups. Many enroll in graduate school or successfully compete for top scholarship and fellowship programs to teach, research or serve in the U.S. and abroad.

See What the Class of 2019 Is Doing After Graduation

Amazing Alumni