Undergraduate Programs

What Do You Want to Study?

Enter a field of study (anthropology, bioethics, etc.) in the search box to find Pitt undergraduate programs that match your area(s) of interest.

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:

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.

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.

Majors

*Minor in this field is also available.

Major
 
Degree
Conferred
School/
College
A&S/Business Dual Major BA or BS A&S
Accounting BSBA CBA
Actuarial Mathematics BS A&S
Administration of Justice* BA CGS
Africana Studies* BA A&S
Africana Studies–English BA A&S
Anthropology BA A&S
Applied Developmental Psychology BS EDUC
Applied Mathematics BS A&S
Architectural Studies BA

A&S

Astronomy BA A&S
Athletic Training BS SHRS
Bioengineering* BSE ENGR
Bioinformatics BS A&S
Biological Sciences BS

A&S

Chemical Engineering* BSE ENGR
Chemistry* BS A&S
Chinese* BA A&S
Civil Engineering* BSE ENGR
Classics* BA A&S
Communication: Rhet & Comm BA A&S
Communication Science BA SHRS
Computer Engineering BSE ENGR
Computer Science* BS A&S
Dental Hygiene BS CGS
Ecology and Evolution BS A&S
Economics* BA or BS A&S
Economics–Statistics BS A&S
Electrical Engineering* BSE ENGR
Emergency Medicine BS SHRS
Engineering Physics BSE ENGR
English Literature* BA A&S
English Writing BA A&S
Environmental Geology BS A&S
Environmental Studies BA A&S
Film Studies* BA A&S
Finance BSBA CBA
French* BA A&S
General Management BSBA CBA
Geology BS A&S
German Language and Cultural Studies BA A&S
Global Management BSBA CBA
Health Information Management BS SHRS
Health Services BA CGS
Health Services BS CGS
Health and Physical Activity BS EDUC
History* BA A&S
History and Philosophy of Science BA A&S
History of Art & Architecture BA A&S
Humanities BA CGS
Industrial Engineering* BSE ENGR
Information Science BS SIS
International and Area Studies BPHIL **
Interdisciplinary German Studies BA A&S
Italian* BA A&S
Italian Studies BA A&S
Japanese* BA A&S
Legal Studies* BA CGS
Linguistics* BA A&S
Marketing BSBA CBA
Materials Science and Engineering* BSE ENGR
Mathematics* BS A&S
Mathematical Biology BS A&S
Mathematics-Economics BA or BS A&S
Mechanical Engineering* BSE ENGR
Media and Professional Communications BA CGS
Microbiology BS A&S
Molecular Biology BS A&S
Music* BA A&S
Natural Sciences BS CGS
Neuroscience* BS A&S
Nursing BSN

NURS

Nutrition and Dietetics BS SHRS

Pharmacy

PharmD2 PHARM
Philosophy* BA A&S
Physics* BS A&S
Physics and Astronomy BA or BS A&S
Political Science* BS A&S
Politics-Philosophy BA A&S
Psychology BS A&S
Public Service* BA CGS
Rehabilitation Science BS SHRS
Religious Studies* BA A&S
Russian BA A&S
Self-Designed BA or BS CGS
Slavic Studies BA A&S
Social Sciences BA CGS
Social Work* BASW SOC WK
Sociology* BA A&S
Spanish* BA A&S
Statistics BS A&S
Studio Arts* BA A&S
Theatre Arts* BA A&S
Urban Studies BA A&S

**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.

Minors

In addition to those minors noted with asterisks, the following minors are also available:

Minor School/College
Aerobics EDUC
Aerobics/Fitness EDUC
Applied Statistics A&S
Aquatics EDUC
Creative Writing A&S
Dance EDUC
Environmental Engineering ENGR
Fitness EDUC
German Studies A&S
Korean A&S
Petroleum Engineering ENGR
Polymer Engineering ENGR
Portuguese and Luso-Brazilian Culture A&S
Slovak Studies A&S

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

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.

Certificates available through the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the University Center for International Studies are listed on the Dietrich School's Web site.

Among the other Pitt units offering certificate programs are the College of General Studies, the Graduate School of Public Health, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business/College of Business Administration, and the Swanson School of Engineering. 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.