Transferring Within Pitt
The College of General Studies offers prerequisite courses for several graduate and undergraduate University programs. Upon successful completion of the courses, you can apply for transfer to the school offering the program. Please note, completion of the prerequisites does not guarantee admission into these programs, and admission is often competitive.
Students who wish to pursue courses for credit must apply for admission to the College of General Studies.
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
If the undergraduate major you desire is not available from the College of General Studies, you may be able to begin your studies in the college and then apply for transfer to the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. Talk to a College of General Studies academic advisor for details.
You can prepare for entry into the College of Business Administration by taking prerequisite courses through the College of General Studies. The College of Business Administration offers bachelor's degrees in the day and evening with majors in accounting, finance, general management, and marketing.
You can prepare for a certification program in elementary, secondary, and special education by taking the prerequisites for the School of Education while earning your bachelor's degree in the College of General Studies.
You can complete nearly half the requirements for your engineering degree in the College of General Studies, and then apply to the School of Engineering to complete the degree. Mechanical and electrical engineering can be completed part-time with many late afternoon and evening classes, although some daytime classes and labs are usually necessary. Full-time attendance during the day is required to complete the biochemical, chemical, civil, computer, industrial, and materials science programs.
This program provides preparation in clinical dietetics/nutrition, communication science, emergency medicine, health information management, and rehabilitation science. You can complete half the courses required for these degrees in the College of General Studies. You will need to attend full-time during the day to complete the degree. Visit the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Web site for more information.
Drawing on linguistics, mathematics, computer science, communications, behavioral sciences, and philosophy, this program is designed to develop the skills needed to work efficiently and effectively in information. You'll complete a minimum of 55 required credits in the College of General Studies and then apply to the School of Information Sciences to complete your degree.
For more information in preparing for admission to the School of Nursing, call 412-624-4586.
Students intending to apply to the School of Pharmacy can take the equivalent of approximately one year of liberal arts preparatory courses in the College of General Studies before applying to the School of Pharmacy's full-time day program.
You may complete 60 required credits in the College of General Studies before applying to the undergraduate program in the School of Social Work.
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