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The Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Science

Where Experiences Overlap and Perspectives Collide

"Nowhere else would I find a community of students and faculty so passionate about their interests, both academic and personal. I feel really grateful everyday to be surrounded by such intelligent, fun people who are also incredibly unique."
Adrienne '23

Home to philosophers who think like physicists who think like painters.

In Dietrich College, we learn by doing. We work across disciplines alongside world-class faculty and tackle some of society’s toughest problems. Through study, research, internships, service, and travel abroad, you can mix and mash disciplines or pursue your pick of more than 70 majors and minors that set you up to face down the issues that matter and take knowledge in all kinds of new directions.

First Year Experience

Cross boundaries, defy expectations, dream big and do big. Along with an interdisciplinary Grand Challenge Seminar, your first year courses will allow you to explore the humanities and social sciences disciplines, learn effective communication and data analysis and collaborate with your peers.

 

Dietrich College Programs

Economics

  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Mathematical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Statistics
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Politics

English

  • Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Arts in Film and Visual Media
  • Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Culture
  • Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing
  • Bachelor of Science in Technical Writing and Communication

History

  • Bachelor of Arts in Social and Political History
  • Bachelor of Science in Social and Political History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Ethics, History and Public Policy
  • Bachelor of Science in Ethics, History and Public Policy

Interdepartmental Programs

  • Minor in African and African American Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Mathematical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Statistics
  • Additional major in Environmental Policy
  • Minor in Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Ethics, History and Public Policy
  • Bachelor of Science in Ethics, History and Public Policy
  • Minor in Film and Media Studies
  • Minor in Gender Studies
  • Minor in Global Systems and Management
  • Minor in Health Care Policy and Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics
  • Minor in Linguistics
  • Minor in Neural Computation
  • Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience
  • Minor in Neuroscience
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biological Sciences
  • Minor in Religious Studies
  • Minor in Science, Technology and Society
  • Minor in Sociology
  • Minor in Student-Defined
  • Bachelor of Arts in Student-Defined Major
  • Bachelor of Science in Student-Defined Major

Intercollege Programs available to Dietrich College Students

  • Bachelor of Science in Computational Finance
  • Additional major in Human-Computer Interaction
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
  • Additional major in Science, Technology and Public Policy

International Relations and Politics

  • Bachelor of Science in International Relations and Politics
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Politics (jointly offered by the Undergraduate Economics Program)

Modern Languages

  • Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in French and Francophone Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in German Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Russian Studies

Philosophy

  • Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Science in Logic and Computation
  • Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Arts in Ethics, History and Public Policy
  • Bachelor of Science in Ethics, History and Public Policy

Psychology

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biological Sciences

Social & Decision Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Economics, Policy and Organizations
  • Bachelor of Science in Decision Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Policy & Management

Special Programs

  • Humanities Scholars Program (HSP)
  • Quantitative Social Science Scholars Program (QSSS)

Statistics & Data Science

  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics
  • Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Machine Learning (jointly offered through the School of Computer Science)
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Statistics (jointly offered through the Undergraduate Economics Program)

BXA Intercollege Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Humanities and Arts (BHA)

Contact

Office of Admission

Warner Hall
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 

 

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Class of 2020, Six Months After Graduation

82%

Employed or in Graduate School

$87,703

Average Salary

Recent Employers

Amazon

Baltimore Orioles

National Institutes of Health

Google

High School Course Requirements

4 years English
3 years Mathematics**
1 year Science (2 or more preferred)
2 years Foreign Language
6 electives
 

**Three years of mathematics should include at least algebra, geometry, trigonometry, analytic geometry, elementary functions as well as pre-calculus. Advanced mathematics courses are encouraged.

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