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Worries and questions...

staymotivatedstaymotivated Registered User Posts: 220 Junior Member
edited April 2013 in University of Pittsburgh
Hello CC,

I have always been interested in the University of Pittsburgh because of its Neuroscience program and Pre- Health advising. However, I noticed that only the main campus offers the neuroscience major. Unfortunately I was not accepted to the main campus, but through the options program I was accepted to the Greensburg campus. I really want to major in neuroscience and in my case it will mean I can't do so unless I relocate to main campus. There are obviously relocation requirements.

1) I need to declare a major and I need to complete the major's prerequisites. How can I declare a major the Greensburg campus doesn't have???

2) I also need to complete 45 of 60 credits (About how long will that take?)

3) I also need to complete the general education requirements.....

* All in all, do you think I can relocate after a semester (with the heaviest workload possible?)

*Could someone kindly provide me with a list of prerequisites for the Neuroscience major?

In case you'll find this helpful, I need to relocate in the fastest time possible because I will have to catch up with premedical requirements. I know I have a tough task ahead of me, so I thought you could help me out.

Last but not least, can I take honors courses on campuses other than main campus? Do I have access to Pre- Health advising on campuses other than main campus?

Thank you in Advance. :)
Post edited by staymotivated on

Replies to: Worries and questions...

  • southeastmomsoutheastmom Registered User Posts: 317 Member
    You can't transfer until after one year as far as I know.

    Here are the gen eds for Pitt:
    General Education Requirements

    You also have to take quite a bit of chemistry (as well as biology and physics) as part of the major. See corequisite courses in this link:
    Degree Requirements | Department of Neuroscience | University of Pittsburgh

    As you can see, there are plenty of courses to keep you busy in the first year (generally you take around 15-18 credits per semester). If you do decide to go to a branch campus, an advisor will help you get things straight. You do not have to declare a major in the first year. If you can transfer after one year (do well) and plan your freshman courses well, you should not lose any time and can major in neuroscience.
    Not sure what you mean by pre-health advising.
    I suggest you explore the campus websites. I have no expertise - I found the answers to your questions on the Pitt website.
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