At Pitt Honors, undergraduates like you are taking the lead on incredible discoveries.

You can conduct your own research projects in ANY major — arts, STEM, social sciences, or a unique blend of your interests. 

Honors can connect you to the faculty mentors, funding, and framework to implement impactful research. You can even leap right in during your first year. 

Honors fellowships

Fund your research and creative projects in any major. As a Fellow, you'll work 1-on-1 with a faculty mentor to design your own independent project. Honors Fellowships are uniquely interdisciplinary, so you'll engage with peers and faculty from different fields. Find a fellowship »

BPhil degree (with thesis)

Upgrade your bachelor's degree to the highest level of undergraduate scholarship: the prestigious Bachelor of Philosophy, a disctinction only offered at a few universities worldwide. Add a research thesis in any topic to your regular course of study, which you will defend to a committee of leaders in your field. Learn about this unique distinction »


Fund your next research endeavor, or earn recognition for the research you've already done — including scholarships to research abroad, or for research-intensive graduate degrees. Get 1-on-1 schoalrship mentoring »

Honors awards

Pitt Honors recognizes more than 70 outstanding students each year with funding, including research awards. Browse awards »

Getting started in research

Pitt is a major research university, so there are tons of opportunities to start gaining experience:

The simplest way to start is by talking to your professors! Honors courses are small, so they're a great way to get to know faculty and their work. Some of the classes are even research heavy themselves.