Honors distinction

The Honors distinction offers a lighter credit load than the Honors Joint-Degree program, so you can still earn Honors disctinction as transfer student or if your major has strict requirements. The guidelines are rigorous, but flexible, so you can forge your own path.

Honors Distinction requirements:

  • Curricular: 9 academic credits of UHC approved courses; credits within approved school-based honors programs can be applied with course attribute
  • Co-curricular: 3 experiential credits (can include research, independent study, approved study abroad via Panther Programs’ approved internship for credit; Approved Coop program)
  • Outside of the classroom: Completion of the Pitt Honors OCC (non-credit).
  • Minimum GPA: 3.00


Students can declare their intention to pursue the Honors Distinction after completing at least one semester at Pitt with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00. 

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