If you have the drive, Pitt Honors can open the doors.

Forge your own path with innovative programs that cross traditional academic boundaries. Access the full power of a big-city, major research university within a small, curious community. 

Take the lead on independent research, discover all across the globe, and make a tangible difference in the world around you. You can do all of that here — and more.  

Graduating with Honors

There's no one set way to engage with Pitt Honors. If you want to work toward a designation on your degree, there are 3 flexible distinction options to choose from. 


Challenge yourself and explore concepts from angles you didn't consider in innovative small-group courses.

Research and project fellowships

Burning question? Bold idea? Explore it. With a faculty mentor to guide you, lead your own independent research or creative project.

BPhil degree

Upgrade any degree to the highest undergraduate distinction: a prestigious Bachelor of Philosophy (BPhil). 

Personal mentoring

Enhance your academic plan with a unique mix of Honors experiences. Get guidance from your Scholarship Mentor.