We would like to give you some different perspectives on academic majors and departments available to you
at the University of Pittsburgh. Don't know what it is that you want to pursue? No problem. Your
undergraduate years are a time for academic exploration and we encourage you to do just that. Never taken
a course in women's studies, fine arts, religious studies or Japanese? This is the time to do it. Even
if you think you know what you wish to study, exploration may well lead you to a second major, minor,
certificate or even a new major altogether. Students may change their academic direction several times,
and many do. The University of Pittsburgh offers many distinguished programs and
opportunities for students to reach their goals.
The following previews are examples of how you can approach a field such as the study of human behavior
from a variety of lenses. They illustrate how an interest in computers, for example, can lead to
academic specializations ranging from very technical and specialized, to more interdisciplinary.
You will also find information on some of the more popular preparatory programs for graduate and
professional schools such as pre-law and pre-medicine.
We hope you'll begin to see that you can be quite creative about the way you approach your undergraduate
studies at the University of Pittsburgh.