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What will I learn?

This program is intended to give students a thorough background in basic physics and astronomy, as well as the historical development of modern physical concepts and the relationship of these basic sciences to other fields. It is a particularly appropriate program for those planning to enter careers on which science and technology have a large impact, such as certain kinds of law, business administration, governmental administration, technical writing, and science education. It is not intended to prepare students for scientific or technical careers, but to enable students to understand and evaluate the ever increasing influence of science and technology on other areas.

Which department am I in?

Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences

Study options

Full Time (8 semesters)

Tuition fees
US$32,656.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

19 August 2020, 11 January 2021

Venue

Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences

917 Cathedral of Learning,

PITTSBURGH,

Pennsylvania,

15260, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Prospective students who have not earned college credits since graduating from high school with a diploma or GED should consult this section for information on admission to the University of Pittsburgh.

For international students

Prospective students who have not earned college credits since graduating from high school with a diploma or GED should consult this section for information on admission to the University of Pittsburgh. English Language Scores: A 100 or higher TOEFL composite score with sub-scores of 21 or higher is considered competitive, a 7.0 IELTS with sub-scores of 6.0 or higher, or a 120 or higher Duolingo score. Application Deadlines: April 1: fall term (August); October 1: spring term (January).

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About this uni

The University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions for higher education in the United States, boasting impressive alumni.

  • One of the oldest universities in the U.S.
  • #1 Northeastern public university (WSJ, 2020)
  • In 2019, Pitt was listed as a lead university on 79 patents
  • Signature building is a 42-story Gothic Revival skyscraper