University of Pittsburgh, Main (Pitt)

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University of Pittsburgh, Main

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Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Environmental Studies

Arts & Humanities

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Arabic Language and Literature
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Children's and Adolescent Literature
Chinese Language and Literature
Christian Studies
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Creative Writing
Divinity, Ministry, Seminary (BD, MDiv)
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
Fine/Studio Arts
French Language and Literature
General Music
General Studies
German Language and Literature
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
History and Philosophy of Science/Technology
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Interior Design
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/ Judaic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Other English Language and Literature/Letters
Other History
Product and Industrial Design
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Russian Language and Literature
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature
Theology/Theological Studies


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
Business Administration and Management
Business/Corporate Communications
Construction Management
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Fashion/Apparel Design
Hospitality Management and Administration
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management
Organizational Behavior Studies
Other Accounting and Related Services
Other Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
Other Marketing
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
Restaurant & Food Services
Tourism, Travel, and Hotel Services Management

Communication & Media

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Animation, Interactive Media, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Commercial & Advertising Art
Communications Technology/Technician
Design & Visual Communications
Film/Video & Cinematography
Graphic Design
Mass Communication/ Media Studies
Other Computer Software and Media Applications
Recording Arts Technology
Web Page, Digital Multimedia, Information Resources, and Graphic Design

Cosmetology & Beauty

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Esthetician & Skin Care
Hair Styling & Hair Design
Make-Up Artist/Specialist
Manicurist/Nail Specialist

Culinary Arts & Food Service

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Baking and Pastry Arts
Culinary Arts


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments, Including Blindness
Educational Leadership and Administration
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering/Industrial Management
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mining and Mineral Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Other Electrical Technician
Petroleum Engineering

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Other Health and Physical Education/Fitness

Health & Medical Services

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Assistive/Augmentative Technology and Rehabilitation Engineering
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Bioethics/Medical Ethics
Clinical/Medical Lab. Technician
Clinical/Medical Social Work
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Clinical Sciences (MS, PhD)
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Endodontics/Endodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Environmental Health
Genetic Counseling/Counselor
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) and Licensed Vocational Nurse Training (LVN)
Massage Therapy, Therapeutic Massage
Medical Insurance/Biller
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Scientist (MS, PhD)
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Mental Health / Psychiatric Nurse / Nursing
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing Administration
Nursing Assistant / Aide and Patient Care Assistant / Aide
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Orthodontics/Orthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Other Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems (Holistic Medicine)
Other Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions
Other Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services
Other Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
Other Nursing
Other Public Health
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Physician Assistant
Public Health Education and Promotion
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Rehabilitation Science
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant
Surgical Technologist
Ultrasound Technician

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Biological and Physical Sciences
Ethnography, Semiotics and Cultural Studies Critical Theory And Analysis
Historic Preservation and Conservation
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Court Reporting
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law (LL.M., M.S.,J.S.D./S.J.D.)
Health Law (LLM, MJ, JSD, SJD)
Intellectual Property Law
International Law and Legal Studies (LLM, JSD, SJD)
Legal Administrative Assistant
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Studies
Other Legal Professions and Studies

Library Professions

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Information and Library Science (Informatics)

Life Science

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Human/Medical Genetics
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Molecular Biology
Molecular Biophysics
Molecular Pharmacology

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Applied Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science
Other Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences
Physical Sciences

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement
Firefighter, Fireman and Firefighting Science
Forensic Science and Technology
Homeland Security (DHS, National Security Policy, Disaster Planning and Intelligence)
Human Services
Other Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, Paramilitary, and Related Protective Services

Skilled Trades

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Aircraft Maintenance
Autobody Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Building Property Management and Maintenance
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR)
Plumbing Technology/Plumber
Welding Technology/Welder

Social Sciences

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization
Central/Middle and Eastern European Studies
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
East Asian Studies
Educational Psychology
European Studies/Civilization
Forensic Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
National Security Policy Studies
Other Area Studies
Other Social Sciences
Political Science and Government
Russian Studies
Social Sciences
Sport Psychology
Urban Studies/Affairs
Western European Studies
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Technician Careers

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Computer Systems Technology
Other Engineering Technologies/Technicians


Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
Computer Repair and Installation Technology, Technician
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance (CIS, Internet Security)
Network and System Administration / Administrator
Other Computer Programming
Other Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Telecommunications Technology
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Transportation Careers

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology
Truck and Bus Driver, Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor (Trucking)

Veterinary Medicine

Major Certificate Program Bachelors Masters
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

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Pitt Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 5 Reviews

40% of students gave University of Pittsburgh, Main 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 1993

Academics Rating

The academics were great and challenging but I always found the support I needed from professors. The class sizes were manageable for such a big school. I graduated form the School of Social Work - which was fantastic. They found me placement in an internship normally reserved for graduate students only.

Alumnus - Grad Year 1978

Academics Rating

One year MBA program. Focused accelerated learning that fit my life and my need to complete my education and join the workforce One year MBA program. Focused accelerated learning that fit my life and my need to complete my education and join the workforce One year MBA program. Focused accelerated learning that fit my life and my need to complete my education and join the workforce

Pitt Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Retention Rate 93%
Carnegie Class Research Universities (very high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in summer.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • External Degree Programs
  • Certificate Programs

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Other: health/rehabilitation sciences

Class Sizes at University of Pittsburgh, Main

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 42%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 13%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 40%
  • 100+ Students: 6%
Fewer than 20 Students 42%
50 - 100 Students 13%
20 - 49 Students 40%
100+ Students 6%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 67
  • Asian: 14
  • Unknown and Other: 14
  • Latino: 2
  • African American: 2
Caucasian 67
Asian 14
Unknown and Other 14
Latino 2
African American 2

Faculty at University of Pittsburgh, Main

Total Faculty 5,829
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 14
Full-Time Professors 11,342
Male Faculty 3,402
Part-Time Professors 1,185
Women Faculty 2,427

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