Undergraduate Programs

"Find Pitt majors and programs that match your academic interests"

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.

First-year admitting 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 David C. Frederick 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.

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
Bioengineering* BSE ENGR
Bioinformatics BS A&S
Biological Sciences BS A&S
Business Information Systems BSBA CBA
CASE Teacher Preparation BS EDUC
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 SCI
Dental Hygiene BS CGS
Dietician Nutritionist Program BS SHRS
Ecology and Evolution BS A&S
Economics* BA or BS A&S
Economics/Business Dual Major BA or BS A&S/CBA
Economics–Statistics BS A&S
Electrical Engineering* BSE ENGR
Emergency Medicine BS SHRS
Engineering Science BSE ENGR
English Literature* BA A&S
English Writing BA A&S
Environmental Science BS A&S
Environmental Studies BA A&S
Exercise Science BA EDUC
Film Studies* BA A&S
Finance BSBA CBA
French* BA A&S
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies BA A&S
Geology BS A&S
German Language and Cultural Studies BA A&S
Global Management BSBA CBA
Health Informatics 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
Human Resources Management BSBA CBA
Industrial Engineering* BSE ENGR
Information Science BS SIS
International and Area Studies BPHIL **
Interdisciplinary German Studies BA A&S
Italian* BA A&S
Japanese* BA A&S
Justice and 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 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 Science 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 and 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
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
Supply Chain Management BSBA CBA
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.


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

Minor School/College
Applied Fitness EDUC
Applied Statistics A&S
Aquatics EDUC
Business Minor CBA
Creative Writing A&S
Dance EDUC
Environmental Engineering ENGR
Exercise Science EDUC
German Studies A&S
Korean A&S
Museum Studies A&S
Petroleum Engineering ENGR
Polymer Engineering ENGR
Portuguese A&S
Slovak Studies A&S
Teacher Education EDUC

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.

Among the Pitt units offering certificate programs are the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, the College of General Studies, the 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.