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.
Student Success Resources
Student Success Resources provides a list of tools to boost academic achievement, including tutoring and technology resources.
Messages & Special Notices
Read messages from Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies Joseph J. McCarthy and find other special notices and resources for Pitt students.
Learn more about the wide range of academic resources available to undergraduate students, from programs, degrees, and the Frederick Honors College to Pitt's regional campuses and centers and institutes.
TRIO McNair Scholars Program
The Pitt TRIO McNair Scholars Program, a grant funded program from the U.S. Department of Education, will provide a rich diversity of structured educational experiences that are designed to motivate, prepare, and support first-generation, limited-income, and underrepresented minority college students in their efforts to pursue postbaccalaureate degrees.
Find information about services and initiatives to support you beyond the classroom, including health and wellness programs from Student Affairs and the Title IX office.
Pitt undergraduates have the opportunity to engage in research, scholarship, and creative experiences with faculty who are leaders in their 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.
Advising At Pitt
Advising and mentoring are integral to the University’s educational mission. Find answers to questions, identify advising contacts, and find advising support for transfer students.
Pre-Health Resource Center
The Pre-Health Resource Center, formerly 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
Pathways combines technology and analytics to make the advising process more effective and efficient for students and their advisors.
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.
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.
Review guidelines, policies, and other resources geared toward undergraduate studies, such as the academic calendar, Undergraduate Catalog, and Outside the Classroom Curriculum.