College/School Web Sites
These Web sites will give you an overview of the whole school, including its graduate and undergraduate divisions, where applicable, and its departments, research centers and unique offerings.
Freshman level entry schools:
- Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences (A&S)
- College of Business Administration (CBA)
- Swanson School of Engineering (ENG)
- School of Nursing (NUR)
Students interested in the schools below begin their University studies in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences taking prerequisite courses. Transfer is typically at the junior year level. Exception: traditional age freshmen apply at the sophomore level for College of General Studies (CGS) majors. Non-traditional freshmen (out of high school for two or more years) and transfers may apply for direct admission to CGS.
- School of Education (EDUC)
- College of General Studies (CGS)
- School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS)
- School of Information Sciences (SIS)
- School of Pharmacy (PHARM)
- School of Social Work (SOC WK)
Majors and Minors
The University of Pittsburgh offers numerous undergraduate majors. Those majors are listed below, along with the degree conferred and the school or college offering the major. Majors in which a minor is also available are marked with an asterisk. See the individual school’s or college’s section of this bulletin for specific major and degree requirements.
The University Honors College offers a Bachelor of Philosophy (BPhil) degree in all of the majors listed below. Also, the many double major possibilities are not listed here; students should check with the individual school to determine the range of double majors allowed.
*Minor in this field is also available.
**The International and Area Studies major must be combined with a second disciplinary major. The Bachelor of Philosophy degree will be awarded in conjunction with the University Honors College through the undergraduate school associated with the second disciplinary major.
In addition to those minors noted with asterisks, the following minors are also available:
2The PharmD is not an undergraduate degree, but the School of Pharmacy admits undergraduates (including incoming freshmen) to its professional program that leads to a PharmD degree.
Certificate programs enable students to complete a concentrated area of study in addition to their major. Certificates typically require 18-24 credits and are noted on a student's academic transcript.
Among the Pitt units offering certificate programs are the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, the College of General Studies, the Graduate School of Public Health, the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and the College of Business Administration, the Swanson School of Engineering, and the University Center for International Studies. In addition, the Pitt School of Law offers certificate programs in Civil Litigation; Environmental Law, Science & Policy; Health Law; Intellectual Property & Technology Law; and International & Comparative Law.