- W Courses
- Faculty Writers
- Graduate Students
- Writers with Disabilities
The Writing Institute offers undergraduates several ways to work on their writing.
If you are an incoming Pitt student, the directed self-placement process is designed to help you make the best choice about which kind of first-year Composition course is right for you.
Public Communication of Science and Technology
The Writing Institute offers an 18-credit undergraduate certificate in Public Communication of Science and Technology. If you are interested in receiving updates about this certificate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request, and we will stay in touch.
Undergraduates can discuss their academic, professional, or creative writing with a trained consultant by going to the Writing Center. You can also attend Writers’ Café or International Café, which offer monthly sessions during the Fall and Spring Terms.
Dietrich School students are asked to take two writing-intensive courses after they complete their Composition requirement. You can find interesting writing-intensive courses across the Dietrich School. Please note that online versions of courses that have been approved as W courses are designed to also satisfy the Writing requirement.
Here is a handout that explains how you can browse your options in PeopleSoft when you are getting ready to register for classes.