Arts and Sciences Foundations
The English Composition requirement is fulfilled by ENGCMP 0200 Seminar in Composition, or one of its variants, such as ENGCMP 0203 Seminar in Composition-Women’s Studies or ENGCMP 0205 Seminar in Composition-Film.
Students who earn a score of 5 on the AP English exam will be awarded advanced-standing credit for ENGCMP 0200 Seminar in Composition and three additional elective credits in English Composition.
Students not earning AP or transfer credit for ENGCMP 0200 should to the refer to the information on Directed Self-Placement through the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences Writing Institute. Please discuss any questions you may have about your composition self-placement with your academic advisor.
All international students are required to take an English proficiency exam upon entry to the University, the results of which may indicate that some coursework must be completed before ENGCMP 0200 can be taken.
Possible courses include:
- LING 0007 ESL Writing Intermediate (3 credits)
- LING 0008 ESL Speaking and Listening (3 credits)
- LING 0010 ESL Reading and Vocabulary (3 credits)
- ENGCMP 0152 Workshop in Composition: English as a Second Language (3 credits)
All students are strongly encouraged to complete their English composition requirement(s) in their first year.
Any one of the following fulfills the language requirement:
Three years of study of a single foreign language in high school, passed with an average of C or better over the three years.
Placement into Level III of a foreign language on a University of Pittsburgh language placement test.
Placement into Level II of a foreign language on a University of Pittsburgh language placement test and completion of the appropriate course from the Second Course list below.
Completion of a two-course Pitt foreign language sequence (at least 6 credits).
Pitt Business students are required to complete a minimum of one term of calculus. All students who do not yet have credit for college calculus must take the Mathematics Placement Assessment. Based on the assessment, a student may be required to complete algebra before enrolling in calculus.
Pitt Business students must complete one of the following: MATH 0120 Business Calculus, MATH 0220 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1, or MATH 0125/MATH 0126 Calculus for Business 1 and 2.
NOTE: Upon completion of calculus, Pitt Business students are not allowed to enroll in any Algebra or Preparation for Calculus courses.
Effective Fall 2022, Business students are required to complete the Calculus requirement with a minimum grade of C. Students earning less than C in the class must repeat the course.
Pitt Business students must take both of the following courses:
- ECON 0100 – Introduction to Microeconomic Theory
- ECON 0110 – Introduction to Macroeconomic Theory
Once ECON 0100 and ECON 0110 have been completed, a student cannot earn credit for ECON 0800.
Arts and Sciences General Education Electives
One course from the following list, or successful completion of a University-approved study abroad program of at least 3 credits. All students, including international students and U.S. citizens who have lived abroad for any length of time, must complete the foreign culture requirement.
One course from the following list.
Two courses from the following list. Complete a course in two of these three areas: Literature, Music/Art, or Philosophy.
One of the following courses.
Two courses from the following list, each from a different discipline.