There are seventeen undergraduate schools and post graduate schools available for bachelors, master's, doctoral, and professional degrees. These schools are the School of Social Work, the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Public Health, the College of Business Administration, the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, the School of Pharmacy, the School of Dental Medicine, the School of Nursing, the School of Education, the School of Medicine, the Swanson School of Engineering, the School of Law, the College of General Studies, the School of Information Sciences, the School of Health and Rehabilitation, and the University Honors College. Many of the schools and departments are ranked very high in the United States. International studies are a huge focus and in the Cathedral of Learning, twenty-three rooms each dedicated to a separate country and the study of the nationalities. The school also has a program called the Outside the Classroom Curriculum that has each student learning about the particular field they are getting their degree in but with hands on, real world experiences. If you are interested in studying abroad, there are over a hundred places you can study in the world through the study abroad program.
The University of Pittsburgh is known for its research programs and most well known for the formation of the Polio Vaccine on campus! At the beginning of the 20th century, Polio was rampant in the United States. A man by the name of Jonas Salk was involved in virus research at Pitt. In the basement of one of the university's buildings, he started testing of a Polio Vaccine on monkeys. After a few human trials, in 1962, a Polio Vaccine was ready to help people fight against the disease. This was a very significant medical and scientific achievement!
Achievements at the University of Pittsburgh do not stop at Science! They are also very present in the world of athletics at Pitt! The Pittsburgh Panthers
has 19 varsity teams that will now be competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Sports are nationally competed in NCAA Division I and include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, gymnastics, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling. The most popular sports at Pitt are football and men's basketball. Football home game days are played at Heinz Field and basketball games are held at the Petersen Events Center. The University of Pittsburgh's main rivalry is with West Virginia University and dates back to 1895 with football. Being eighty miles apart, the two schools competitive games are normally named "Backyard Brawl." Men's and women's basketball games against West Virginia University are equally as highly competitive and the rivalry is as strong as in football. Penn State University was a rival of Pitt until 2000, but because of heated battles and much arguing, the football games were halted. It has been said that the games will resume in 2016 and some fans still consider Penn State the major rivalry of Pitt because the football game was played for 95 years straight! Celebrating at a University of Pittsburgh football game has been going on for decades. Tailgating is no new event! What apparel will you be wearing to the next Pitt Panther's game? Try out a Judith March
dress in Navy or Gold! Judith March also make prints that would have you looking great supporting one of the oldest football programs in the nation! Let's Go Pitt!