Explore Your Pathway

The David C. Frederick Honors College allows you to enhance your Pitt undergraduate degree in any major by choosing one of our distinctive programs: the Honors Distinction, the Honors Degree, and the Bachelor of Philosophy (BPhil). With experienced faculty from across the University and a diverse, interdisciplinary curriculum, you can determine which programs and opportunities best align with your goals and interests. As an Honors student, you have a dedicated advisor within the Frederick Honors College who will help you set and achieve your goals and connect you with the people and resources you need to thrive.

Honors Academic Advising

Flexible Options for Your Success

No two experiences at the Frederick Honors College looks the same, so we have three flexible options that allow you to choose which programs and opportunities are a fit for you:

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Honors Distinction Program

An ideal program if you’re a transfer or upper-division student who joined the FHC later in your academic journey.

Honors students work together on a project.
Honors Degree

Earn an Honors-designated degree and gain access to specialized FHC advising, housing, and course registration.

An Honors student listens intently to fellow classmates.
Bachelor of Philosophy

Complete an intensive research thesis and earn the highest level of undergraduate scholarship, only offered at a few universities in the world.