Interdisciplinary Transcript Distinctions

Pitt has launched a new class of credential—a “distinction”—that incorporates a curated, synergistic combination of curricular, co-curricular, and experiential-learning activities that support a student’s growth and development in particular interdisciplinary areas. Students participate in a sequence of courses that are then blended with high impact activities outside the classroom. In this way, students learn to translate their knowledge into practical applications and are prepared to communicate these experiences to a broad audience.

Our initial distinction offerings include:

  • Global Distinction
  • Honors Distinction
  • Sustainability Distinction
  • Applied Creativity Distinction (in progress)
  • Civic Life Distinction (in progress)

An academic distinction typically requires 6-9 credit hours combined with a complementary series of high-impact practices that range from novice to advanced engagement and may include internships, service-learning activities, undergraduate research, workshops, and study abroad/away experiences. For more information, please email yourpitt@pitt.edu.