Undergraduate Studies

The Undergraduate Studies staff of the Office of the Provost works to improve undergraduate education. This includes developing and facilitating programs to improve student satisfaction and retention, and diversity. In addition, Undergraduate Studies staff coordinates the review of programs and policies affecting undergraduate education, including academic planning proposals, transfer credit and articulation agreements, and academic integrity issues; and works with University committees including the Provost's Advisory Committee on Undergraduate Programs and the Enrollment Management Steering Committee.


Messages & Special Notices

Read messages from Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies Joseph J. McCarthy and find other special notices and resources for Pitt students. Recent items:

Undergraduate Research

Pitt undergraduates have the opportunity to engage in research, scholarship, and creative experiences with faculty who are leaders in their fields..

Personalizing Education

When educational experiences and activities are designed around each student's individual needs and interests, students learn more. The University aims to prepare students for lives of impact through educational experiences tailored to the specific goals and needs of each student.


Pathways combines technology and analytics to make the advising process more effective and efficient for students and their advisors.

Pitt Interprofessional Center for Health Careers

The Pitt Interprofessional Center for Health Careers is devoted to undergraduate health and pre-health interprofessional education, with an educational and advising infrastructure that supports undergraduate students interested in health sciences fields

Access and Affordability

Ensuring access to—and affordability of—a university education is a significant priority for Provost Ann Cudd and for Pitt. Learn about several access and affordability initiatives already in place.

Interdisciplinary Transcript Distinctions

Pitt has launched a new class of credential—a “distinction”—that incorporates a curated, synergistic combination of curricular, co-curricular, and experiential-learning activities that support a student’s growth and development in particular interdisciplinary areas.

Outside the Classroom Curriculum

The Outside the Classroom Curriculum is a University-wide initiative designed to help students maximize their Pitt experience through the completion of programs, events, and experiences beyond classroom walls.

Undergraduate Resources

Review guidelines, policies, and other resources geared toward undergraduate studies, such as the academic calendar, Undergraduate Catalog, and Outside the Classroom Curriculum.