Apply to the B.S. in Computational Biology Program
Starting for students admitted to Carnegie Mellon in fall 2017, all undergraduates in the School of Computer Science have the option to major in computational biology.
Prospective students who are interested in obtaining the B.S. degree in Computational Biology should apply to Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science via the Carnegie Mellon application page. The application website does not yet have a checkbox for the “Computational Biology” major, mention the reasons for your interest in computational biology in your essay.
For more information about the B.S. in Computational Biology, please see the program homepage.
We Want You!
The School of Computer Science is one of the most selective undergraduate programs in the world, with an annual acceptance rate of only about 6%. We are looking for prospective computational biology majors of exceptional academic merit, as evidenced by GPA and standardized test scores. Applicants may wish to demonstrate an interest in computational biology through completion of AP Exams and SAT Subject Tests in computer science and biology, online coursework in computational biology, or high school research projects with computational biology applications.
According to the university Application Plans & Deadlines page, applications for Early Decision are due Nov.1. Applications for Regular Decision are due Jan. 1.
The undergraduate application fee is $75.
Requirements and How to Apply
Please consult the undergraduate Admission Requirements page for detailed information about what you’ll need to submit with your application.
Transfer Information for Current Carnegie Mellon Students
For information on transferring into the School of Computer Science to complete the degree, please see the Guidelines for Transfer page (pending).
Information for Mellon College of Science Students
For Mellon College of Sciences students interested in computational biology who matriculated at Carnegie Mellon before fall 2017, please go to Previous Catalogs for degree requirements.