Minimum High School Requirements for…

Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Science — 17 units required (23 recommended)

4 Units English
3 (4) Units mathematics — algebra I, II, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, etc
3 (4) Units laboratory science — biology I, II, chemistry I, II, physics, general science, etc
2 (3) Units social science (recommended)
2 (3) Units foreign language (the same language)*
3 (5) Units academic electives
* Students who do not have three years of the same foreign language in high school but are
otherwise admissible can make up this requirement at Pitt.

College of Business Administration — 14 units

4 Units English
4 Units mathematics — algebra I, II, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus
2 Units laboratory science
2 Units social sciences and history
3 Units academic electives
3 Units of the same foreign language recommended

Swanson School of Engineering — 15.5 units

4 Units English
4 Units of mathematics — through trigonometry/pre-calculus
2 Units laboratory science — chemistry and physics preferred (4 units recommended).
If no physics, 2 years of chemistry is also acceptable.
5.5 Units academic electives — social sciences, history, languages, etc

School of Nursing — 19 units

4 Units English
4 Units of mathematics — algebra I, II, geometry, trigonometry, etc.
3 Units laboratory science (chemistry required) with two of these courses in the junior or senior year
3 Units social sciences
5 Units academic electives — statistics, computer science, non-laboratory science, etc.

School of Pharmacy — 16 units

4 Units English
4 Units of mathematics — algebra I, II, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus
3 Units of laboratory science — biology and chemistry, and either physics or biology II or chemistry II (second level biology or chemistry preferred)
5 Units academic electives