Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences

The Marianna Brown Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences (DC) is Carnegie Mellon’s liberal arts and professional studies college. While it offers 70 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.

About the First Year Class

Average Unweighted GPA:3.86Class Rank:6%

SAT Middle 50 Percent

Evidence-Based Reading & Writing: 710-760Math: 740-800

Average ACT

English: 34Math: 33Composite: 33

Undergraduate Research and Experimental 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 2017?

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.

Amazing Alumni