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The Undergraduate Program in Rehabilitation Science (RS) is housed within the Department of Community Health Services and Rehabilitation Science. The RS (BS) is an upper-division program which means students are required to have 60 college credits before beginning the program in the fall term. During your first- and sophomore years of college, you will complete the program prerequisite courses along with introductory courses and electives you may need for a second major, minor or intended graduate studies. You will apply to the program spring term of your sophomore year, or after completing roughly 45 college credits. Students may be in the process of completing all required credits and admission requirements when applying to SHRS.  

High school and transfer students interested in an SHRS undergraduate major will apply to the University through the Office of Admissions. Most students begin their studies in the freshman-entry Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. Remember to select a Guaranteed Admission Program on your application and reach out to the SHRS Enrollment Team to discuss your path ahead! 

Program Summary
60 credits required to begin program (see prerequisite courses); 120 total credits required to graduate Program starts fall term only

2 years (4 terms) completed at junior and senior year level

Average class size: 81 students






Program Structure

Students are eligible to apply to the Undergraduate Program in Rehabilitation Science in their sophomore year with a minimum of 45 credits completed and evidence that 60 credits and all prerequisites will be completed by the time the program starts in the fall term. Once accepted into the program, students complete their junior and senior years within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Students begin their studies in Pitt's Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences or any other accredited college or university, earning 60 credits, including the prerequisite courses in basic and applied sciences and humanities.