Graduating with Honors

Flexible options for every acadamic path (even if you forge your own) 

No experience at Pitt Honors looks the same, so we have 3 flexible options that allow you to choose which programs and opportunities are a fit for you:

Bachelor of Philosophy (BPhil) thesis

The BPhil is the highest level of undergraduate of scholarship, and includes an intensive research thesis. It replaces your bachelor's degree (in any major) with a higher, more prestigious designation. 

Honors degree

Earn an advanced degree designation in your major by challenging yourself both in and outside the classroom. The program is rigorous but flexible, so you can push the boundaries of your own scholarship.  

Honors distinction

The Honors distinction is a less-intensive but still rigorous alternative to the Honors degree. While the credit load is smaller, it still requires you to challenge yourself both in and outside the classroom. 


Students admitted prior to the 2019 Fall Term can apply for the Honors Scholar Transcript Designation