Getting Ahead of the Game

Hi again! One of the great things about Pitt Honors students is their natural curiosity. Almost everyone I’ve met through the UHC is interested in a multitude of subjects, but it makes picking a major difficult. Most people I know picked up a minor or second major, and some changed their major entirely! I was…

Process of Elimination?

Did you have friends in high school who a.) have always known exactly what they wanted to do or b.) thought they knew what they wanted to do and changed it every month?  I was neither of those.  I did not know what I wanted to study in college for the longest time and I was so…

Little of Everything

The first real struggle I had in my college career was deciding on a major; I had so many things that I wanted to try, that homing in on one specific major seemed daunting. I was interested in science, language, sociology, art, and history, and it felt impossible to work it all in. But in…

Honorable Mention

Hey everyone! My name is Alison Chilcott, I am a senior at Pitt and I’m from Hudson, Ohio (about 30 minutes outside of Cleveland). I am majoring in Biology and French, with minors in Chemistry and Sociology, and a Certificate on the Conceptual Foundations of Medicine. What I love about being a Pitt student is…

The Honor in Taking Honors Courses

Selecting the *perfect* major for me at Pitt was one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever made. I entered my freshman year planning on majoring in Neuroscience and English Literature, but upon taking the introductory bio courses, I began to seriously reconsider my neuroscience major. Additionally, I took an introductory linguistics course and decided I…

To Help You Discover Your Plan

Starting at the University of Pittsburgh my first year, I thought I had it all figured out. I was going to apply my long love of the brain to a study of neuroscience. I knew I wanted to pursue medicine, but admittedly, my reasons at the time were unclear. I loved working with people and…

French culture, Theatre, Neuroscience and Honors courses

I came to Pitt knowing very little about majors or minors. I was the first from my family to study in the states for my undergraduate studies, so I did not exactly have any guidance like that either. However, my focus was Neuroscience and so that is what I decided to major in. It was…

Opportunities at Pitt

Pitt offers almost a hundred different distinct undergraduate degrees! I am currently pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering in the Swanson School of Engineering. I am hoping to get a minor in architecture and/or environmental engineering. My motivation to go into engineering stems from my love of building things and understanding how they work. Interestingly…

Invigoration

            At Pitt I am pursuing a major in Neuroscience, a Chemistry minor and a certificate in Global Health. As a college applicant I knew I wanted to pursue a major in Neuroscience as I am incredibly fascinated by the brain. I felt as though neuroscience combined my interest of psychology and biology in a…

My name is…

Hello! My name is Lauren Charlton and I am a Neuroscience major with a Chemistry minor and certificate in Global Health. I am hoping to attend medical school after graduation. I am from Bucks County, Pennsylvania (which is a suburb outside of Philadelphia) like many other Pitt students. By attending the University of Pittsburgh, I…