I got in, but have a question regarding the major i got put into

<p>in my letter it says: "Your acceptance to the University is in the School of Arts and Sciences with an intended field of study in Pre-Medicine..."</p>

<p>So does this mean I can major in any of the following majors that is related to pre-med from this list: Majors</a>, Minors, and Certificates</p>

<p>soo, I could chose to major in any of the following: Bioinformatics, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience??? right? cause I would LOVE to major in cognitive science at pitt and just want to know if i can.</p>

<p>Yes, you can major in anything from that list.</p>

<p>You can actually choose any major within the School of Arts and Sciences. You’re not limited to any specific major or majors based on what you put on your application for admission. You can major in virtually whatever you want as long as it’s within the School of Arts and Sciences – this holds for being pre-med as well. You can choose any major – a science, a social science, or humanities major – and apply to med school as long as you take the required pre-med courses.</p>

<p>You can major in anything within A&S. The major you indicate on your app really means nothing after you’re accepted. There isn’t a cognitive science major here but there’s neuroscience.</p>

<p>There is a cognitive science concentration within the psychology major. Is that what you’re referring to? </p>

<p><a href=“http://www.psychology.pitt.edu/documents/CognitiveScienceConcentrationinthePsychologyMajor--newcurriculum_000.pdf[/url]”>http://www.psychology.pitt.edu/documents/CognitiveScienceConcentrationinthePsychologyMajor--newcurriculum_000.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

<p>i was just wondering how easy it is to switch into a major in another school at Pitt. I have been accepted into School of Arts and Sciences, but say I want to major in Bioengineering starting from my 1st day of classes could I do this arrangement before schools starts? So essentially, my question is just asking can I switch into the School of Engineering Bioengineering major after being accepted in the School of Arts and Sciences?</p>

<p>For a specific question like this you should contact the school of engineering.</p>

<p>Here’s a link about internal Pitt transfers into the School of Engineering: [Freshman</a> Engineering: School of Engineering: University of Pittsburgh](<a href=“http://www.engrng.pitt.edu/freshman/transfers/internal.html]Freshman”>http://www.engrng.pitt.edu/freshman/transfers/internal.html). You really should contact them directly though and get your questions answered.</p>

<p>Yes, the Swanson School of Engineering and the School of Arts and Sciences are two different entities, so it’s not like switching from one major to another within A&S, which is what I thought you were asking about originally.</p>

<p>Philly93–even if you can’t switch directly into the engineering school, you probably can take the bioengineering courses. As a physics major, DD took most of the same classes the engineers were taking except the engineering class. I also think that the requirements are on-line, so you should be able to look around to see what you will be-or need-- to take.</p>

<p>philly93- Did you contact them? I’m curious what they said because i’m in the same situation as you.</p>

<p>@philly93 did you select engineering on your application?</p>

<p>I haven’t contacted them yet. and no i didn’t select engineering, i chose undecided Arts and Sciences.</p>

<p>Okay, I’m in the same situation as you and now want to get into engineering.</p>

<p>i am a freshman here at pitt. a friend of mine decided at the end of last semester to switch into engineering. she technically is not accepted yet (she is still in school of arts and sciences), but she is now taking all engineering courses. so many students drop out of the engineering program that eventually she will be able to switch into it. i believe that all she had to do was talk to her adviser about her new goals.</p>

<p>srdscooter- So the engineering courses are like physics calc…all the prerequisites? And if you want to transfer over like she is, if you have good grades, it wouldn’t be a problem for them to switch you over? i just wouldn’t want to plan on doing this like she is doing and be ready to take engineering my sophmore year and not get into engineering. I fear that happening. And the advisers understand this happens alot and will work with you to get into engineering? Thanks</p>

<p>i think it depends on your adviser. as long as you are proactive and show your interest, most advisers here are knowledgeable and willing to help (if you dont get a good one you should talk to your professors). She does have really good grades and that is why she should get in easily. the average gpa of freshman engineer is pretty low due to the difficulty of the classes (in the 2._ range i think).<br>
Engineering classes are ones like physics, calc, chem, and engineering analysis. If you get the grades (getting good grades is possible - I personally know an engineering major with a 3.8 and another with a 4.0 though that is on the more rare side), talk to professors/advisers, I think you should be fine but if you did not get into engineering, classes like those are necessary for other science/math majors so you wouldn’t be taking those classes for absolutely no reason if you chose chemistry or physics as a major instead.</p>