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 provides a list of tools to boost academic achievement during the Fall 2021 semester, including study spaces, tutoring, and technology resources.
- Watch for the latest updates regarding operations, health guidance and mitigation protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic on the Power of Pitt: Building a Healthy and Resilient Community website.
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:
- Special Notice: Available Study Spaces (Sept. 22, 2021)
- Welcome to the Fall Semester! (Sept. 2, 2021)
- Update Regarding Start of Fall Term: Message from the Provost to Pittsburgh Campus Undergraduate and Graduate Students (Aug. 20, 2021)
Pitt undergraduates have the opportunity to engage in research, scholarship, and creative experiences with faculty who are leaders in their fields..
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 will be one of the first of its kind devoted to undergraduate health and pre-health interprofessional education, establishing a preeminent educational and advising infrastructure to support 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.
Review guidelines, policies, and other resources geared toward undergraduate studies, such as the academic calendar, Undergraduate Catalog, and Outside the Classroom Curriculum.