The highest level of undergraduate of scholarship.
Only offered at a few universities, the BPhil gives your bachelor's the rigor and distinction of a master's-level degree. You can delve deeply into any topic related to your major.
You will add a research thesis to your regular course of study. You'll get the opportunity to defend your work before a committee of leaders in your field. We'll even fly in a prominent external examiner who's at the forefront of your topic. It's a rigorous process, but you'll have dedicated mentors to guide you along the way through feedback and revisions.
Completing the BPhil gives you a highly regarded credential for your resume, and a competitive advantage on applications. Only a few colleges in the nation offer a prestigious BPhil, which is a model borrowed from Oxford and Cambridge in the UK. The BPhil is a higher distinction that replaces your standard BA or BS degree.* It stands for Bachelor's of Philosophy, and you can earn it in any major (much like you earn a PhD Doctorate of Philosophy in any subject.) It's jointly awarded by Pitt Honors and your undergraduate school/college.