A Wide Variety of Choices
In a rapidly changing world, the key to your success will be the development of core foundations: critical thinking,
analytical and communication skills, and breadth of knowledge. The University of Pittsburgh provides this foundation
through a diverse selection of academic choices, more than 100 undergraduate-level degree programs in 10 schools/colleges.
You can explore your options in a variety of ways, below, through the college/school websites;
departmental websites; or by individual program where you can learn about specific course
requirements for different majors. Through the
Academic Preview page, you can see how choices
related to an interest, say in computers, can be addressed by a variety of
computer-related majors in different schools.
Let us know if you have any questions!
These websites 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:
Upper-level division schools:
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.
For information on graduate programs, go to Graduate Programs.
To learn more about a specific department, its majors, faculty, and exciting things that are happening in the way of research and other
Specific course information about majors, and core graduation requirements
These links provide specific information about individual programs, departments, and supplemental fields of study,
by school. The information focuses on academic requirements for each major and core graduation requirements for the school.
Below you can find links to information on our majors, certificate programs, and pre-professional preparation
Supplemental Fields of Study
The following are certificate, not degree programs. A certificate is a concentration of study that can complement a major. A
certificate typically needs to be in the same school as your major.
Upper-Level Division Schools/Programs