Honors courses

Coursework that cuts across traditional academic boundaries. 

Small-group Honors classes create a dynamic, personal environment — so you become part of the course, shaping it with your own commentary and interests. 

They aren't arbitrarily more challenging; they're more interesting. Dig deeper into the material with richer analysis, cutting-edge tools, and through the lens of pop culture and society.  

Featured courses, spring 2019:

Full course list, spring 2019

Updated 11/6/2019
We're always innovating new courses with the University's top professors. Get the most up-to-date list and complete descriptions on Pitt's registration site. Note: To see the full list of Honors courses in the PeopleSoft registration system, choose "University Honors Course" in the Course Attribute drop-down on the class search page. 

ASTRON 0413 - Honors Introduction Astronomy

BIOENG 1211 - Honors Bioeng Thermodynamics

BIOENG 1218 - Emerging Biomed Technologies

BIOENG 1586 - Quan Systems Neuroscience

BIOSC 0716 - UHC Foundations Of Biology 2

BUSMKT 1041 - Int To Marketing Honors + 1

CHEM 0720 - UHC General Chemistry 2

CHEM 0740 - UHC Organic Chemistry 2

CHEM 0755 - Organic Chem Lab: Rsrch Explr

CHEM 0780 - UHC General Chem For Enginrs 2

CLASS 1050 - Computational Methods in the Humanities

CLASS 1314 - Aristotle

COMMRC 1162 - Invention: Where do good ideas come from?

ECON 0100 - Intro Microeconomic Theory

ECON 1030 - Intellectual Foundations Of Capitalism

ENGCMP 0200 - Seminar In Composition

ENGCMP 0208 - Seminar In Composition: Service-learning

ENGLIT 0541 - Literature And Medicine

ENGLIT 0815 - Irish Literature

ENGLIT 1009 - J.R.R. Tolkien/Counterculture

ENGLIT 1127 - Shakespeare On Film

ENGLIT 1382 - Prized Books

ENGLIT 1600 - Computational Methods in the Humanities

ENGR 0501 - Music Engineering Laboratory

ENGR 0712 - Adv Engr Applcs For Fresh

ENGR 0716 - Art Hands-on Sys Dsgn Engr

GER 1550 - Computational Methods in the Humanities

HAA 0470 - Photography And Art

HIST 1030 - Computational Methods in the Humanities

HIST 1145 - Intellectual Foundations Of Capitalism

HIST 1625 - History Of The American Frontier

HONORS 0001 - (multiple sections) First-Year Seminars

HONORS 1510 - Special Topics: DataJam: Using Big Data for Community Good

HONORS 1510 - Special Topics: Wellness and Resilience

HONORS 1510 - Special Topics: Pediatrics: Bench to Bedside

IL 1704 - Current Issues Secondary Education: Reimagining the American High School

INFSCI 0013 - Computational Methods in the Humanities

LAW 2747 - Gender in the Workplace *Special undergraduate course from Pitt Law graduate school

LING 1050 - Computational Methods in the Humanities

MATH 0450 - Introduction To Analysis

NROSCI 1003 - UHC Intro To Neuroscience

NROSCI 1014 - Speaking Of Science

NROSCI 1018 - UHC Neurophysiology

NROSCI 1112 - Functional Neuroanatomy Hnrs Prac

NUR 1142 - Prof Issues In Adv Pra Nursing

PHIL 1040 - Aristotle

PHYS 0476 - Intro Phys Science & Engrg 2

PSY 0010 - Introduction To Psychology

PSY 0105 - Introduction To Social Psych

PSY 1135 - Social Perception & Cognition

PSY 1227 - Behavior Genetics

REHSCI 1218 - Emerging Biomedical Techn

RELGST 1780 - Computational Methods in the Humanities

SLAV 1050 - Computational Methods in the Humanities

 

Special course listings

For admitted Fellows only: 

  • HONORS 0080 - Brackenridge Research Seminar
  • HONORS 0081 - Honors College Health Science Research Seminar
  • HONORS 0082 - UHC Research Seminar
  • HONORS 0082 - UHC Research Seminar
  • HONORS 0083 - Seminar In Community-Based Research

Learn about our fellowships

For BPhil students only:

  • HONORS 1905 - BPhil Thesis Research

Learn about the BPhil

For first-year students in the Honors joint degree program: