Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences



Every undergraduate student in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is assigned to an academic advisor in the Advising Center. After you declare a major, you will be advised by someone in your academic department. Advisors assist students in discovering and exploring their academic options and taking advantage of the many resources and opportunities available to them.

Advisors | Departmental Advisors

On-Call Advising

If you just have a quick question, you do not need an appointment. Visit the Advising Center (201 Thackeray Hall) and ask for the on-call advisor. Available hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Faculty and Staff

Got news for students? Click here to submit academic news or other opportunities for students such as internships, fellowships, career events, and open houses.

Contact Information

Advising Center
University of Pittsburgh
201 Thackeray Hall
139 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15260


Advising By Year

Freshmen | Transfers | Sophomores | Juniors | Seniors | High School Students

Exit Survey for Newly Declared Majors

Congratulations on declaring your major. Please take a few minutes to complete our declaration survey

Freshmen Admitted for Fall Term 2014

All new freshmen must complete several tasks before scheduling an advising appointment and enrolling in classes. You can find out more about those tasks here.

Transfer Students

All transfer students first meet with a professional advisor in the Advising Center. You can find out more about orientation and other information here.

General Education Courses

Need a list of courses that fill your general education requirements? Download this catalog (PDF). (Free Adobe Reader required.) You can also see what courses offered each term fulfill general education requirements using the Course Descriptions Database.

Academic Programs

Dietrich School Majors

Dietrich School Minors


Pre-Professional Programs

Prep for Graduate Professional Schools

Declaring and Changing Majors