The Economics program offers students opportunities to explore both business and economics via coursework, co-curricular activities and research projects across the Carnegie Mellon campus.

undergrad economics student Hannah Worrall




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The undergraduate economics program looks for students who are motivated, intellectually curious and interested in making connections across disciplines, and who will make the most of and contribute to the many opportunities throughout the Carnegie Mellon community.

While our program is jointly supported by Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Tepper School of Business, the admissions process requires students to apply through Dietrich College.

We encourage you to contact the economics program staff with any questions you may have about our program. If you plan on visiting campus, you may schedule an appointment to meet with our program staff.

Upon admission to Carnegie Mellon, some individuals will be invited to participate in college-level and cross-university honors programs. The two most common programs that economics students are invited into are the Quantitative Social Science Scholars Program or the Sciences and Humanities Scholars Program. These programs complement our curriculum well.

Carnegie Mellon follows a need-blind admission policy, which means we do not admit U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. based on their families' ability to pay for their education. Applying for financial aid will have no effect on your chances for regular admission. For information about the undergraduate admissions process, visit the Carnegie Mellon Undergraduate Office of Admission website.