University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Courses Offered

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is the source for a high-quality educational experience, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences.

The University remains current and is responsive to both our students’ personal and professional needs and to our communities’ needs.

Pitt-Johnstown offers more than 50 majors within seven Academic Divisions:

Business and Enterprise

Degree Programs
Accounting

Economics

Finance

Information Systems

Management

Marketing

Minors

Economics

Information Systems

Management

Marketing

Education

Degree Programs
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Middle Level Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education Certification

Among Pitt-Johnstown’s education division graduates:

  • 97% are employed in their desired career within a year
  • 82% are employed in Pennsylvania
    (source 2016-19 graduate survey)

Our graduates pursue advanced degrees or go on to enjoy successful careers in  their field as teachers, instructional supervisors or administrators. Pitt-Johnstown education alumni are making difference here in our community and across the country.

Degree Information

The Division of Education offers four-year programs of study leading to Pennsylvania teacher certification and the baccalaureate degree (Bachelor of Science BS, or Bachelor of Arts BA) in the following areas:

  • Early Childhood Education (BS)
    • Early Childhood with Special Education Certification (BA)
  • Middle Level Education
    • Mathematics (BS)
    • Social Studies (BS)
    • Science (BS)
  • Secondary Education
    • Biology (BS) *
    • Chemistry (BS) *
    • English (BA)
    • Social Studies (BA)
    • Earth and Space Science (BS) *
    • Mathematics (BS)

Engineering and Computer Science

Degree Programs
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Minors

  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering

Humanities

Degree Programs
  • Communication
  • English Literature
  • Humanities (Foreign Language and Literature)
  • Humanities (Philosophy and Literature)
  • Humanities (Thematic Cluster)
  • Journalism
  • Multimedia and Digital Culture
  • Theatre Arts
  • Writing (Creative or Professional)
Minors
  • Art History
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • French or Spanish
  • Communication
  • English Literature

Natural Sciences

Degree Programs

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Energy and Earth Resources
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology

Minors

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Geology (Energy and Earth Resources)

Nursing and Health Sciences

The Pitt-Johnstown Nursing and Health Sciences Division prepare students for rewarding careers in healthcare with nationally recognized instruction, our state-of-the-art Nursing and Health Sciences Building, and a variety of programs, including: 

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN Options-BSN or BSN with Early Admission to MSN or DNP
  • School Nurse Certificate 
  • Associate of Science in Respiratory Care
  • Associate of Science in Surgical Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

Nursing:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN Options-BSN or BSN with Early Admission to MSN or DNP
  • Fast Track Back (RN Refresher)

Allied Health:

  • Associate of Science in Surgical Technology
  • Associate of Science in Respiratory Care
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management
     

Through the Division of Nursing and Health Sciences, Pitt-Johnstown maintains cooperative relationships with healthcare facilities in the greater Johnstown area and in the surrounding counties of west and south-central Pennsylvania. Locally, these relationships include Memorial Medical Center, Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center, Chan Soon-Shiong Research Institute and UPMC Altoona.

Pitt-Johnstown nursing students make significant contributions within the community.

  • Nursing and allied health students provided 200 clinical hours to Area Agency on Aging senior centers in Somerset, Cambria, Westmoreland and Indiana counties.
  • The students worked more than 800 hours at the Free Medical Clinic, providing support to Cambria County’s medically underserved.

Projects involving the Pitt-Johnstown chapter of the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) included the providing of therapy dogs for stress management for students, providing financial support to scholarship funds at Pitt-Johnstown, and senior fair work.

Nursing students have a formalized channel through which they assist with meeting healthcare needs of our region by chartering a new club, the Pitt-Johnstown Red Cross Club.

Social Sciences

Degree Programs
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Interdisciplinary
  • International Studies
  • Justice Administration and Criminology
  • Political Science
  • Pre-Law
  • Sociology

Minors

  • History
  • Justice Administration and Criminology
  • Political Science
  • Sociology