University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

University of Pittsburgh says, "The goal of the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is to provide liberal arts and pre-professional education for undergraduate students that is grounded in scholarly excellence and offers students the knowledge, understanding, analytical tools, and communication skills they need to become perceptive, reflective, and intellectually self-conscious citizens in a diverse and rapidly changing world. The general education requirements are at the core of that goal." [Source]

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  • Undergraduate Enrollment:19,123
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate:64%
  • Tuition & Fees (In State):$18,618 annually
  • Tuition & Fees (Out of State):$29,758 annually

General Education Requirements

  • 1. Composition

  • 2. Literature


    See Note

    No credit given for Literature because the "Literature" requirement may be satisfied by courses that are not literature surveys.

  • 3. Foreign Language


    See Note

    No credit given for Foreign Language because students may fulfill the requirement with elementary-level study.

  • 4. U.S. Government or History

  • 5. Economics

  • 6. Mathematics


    See Note

    No credit given for Mathematics because the "Quantitative and Formal Reasoning" requirement may be satisfied by courses with little college-level math content.

  • 7. Science

  • General Education Assessment

    University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit

Curriculum last evaluated: 07/21/2017


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