University Honors College

Founded in 1987, the University Honors College (UHC) meets the particular academic and extracurricular needs of Pitt’s most able, motivated, and inquisitive undergraduate students by providing intellectual challenge, inspiring individual effort, and fostering independence of mind and self-discovery.

Located on the Cathedral of Learning’s 35th and 36th floors, UHC offers lectures, special classes, advising, housing and support, and the option of a research-based degree, the Bachelor of Philosophy (BPhil). Unlike honors colleges at many other universities, UHC is not off-limits to the general student population. Any qualified Pitt undergraduate may take honors classes and meet with an honors advisor at any point in his or her Pitt career. 

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