Minimum High School Requirements

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Your high school requirements will differ based on the freshmen entry school that you apply to.
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Science
17 units required (23 recommended)
Course Type Units Required
English 4
Mathematicsalgebra I, algebra II, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, etc. 3 (4)
Laboratory sciencebiology I, biology II, chemistry I, chemistry II, physics, general science, etc. 3 (4)
Social sciencerecommended 2 (3)
Foreign languagestudents who do not have three years of the same foreign language in high school but are otherwise admissible can make up this requirement at Pitt 2 (3)
Academic electives 3 (5)
College of Business Administration
14 units
Course Type Units Required
English 4
Mathematicsalgebra I, algebra II, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus 4
Laboratory science 2
Social sciences and history 2
Academic electives 3
Foreign languagesame language recommended 3
Swanson School of Engineering
15.5 units
Course Type Units Required
English 4
Mathematicsthrough trigonometry/pre-calculus 4
Laboratory sciencechemistry and physics preferred (4 units recommended); if no physics, 2 years of chemistry is also acceptable 2
Academic electivessocial sciences, history, languages, etc. 5.5
School of Nursing
19 units
Course Type Units Required
English 4
Mathematicsalgebra I, algebra II, geometry, trigonometry, etc. 4
Laboratory sciencechemistry required and two of these courses must be in the junior or senior year 3
Social sciences 3
Academic electivesstatistics, computer science, non-laboratory science, etc. 5
School of Pharmacy
16 units
Course Type Units Required
English 4
Mathematicsalgebra I, algebra II, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus 4
Laboratory sciencebiology and chemistry, and either physics or biology II or chemistry II (second level biology or chemistry preferred) 3
Academic electives 5