Appendix 3: School, College, and Campus Abbreviations


  • College of Business Administration (BUS)
    • Subsequent reference: CBA
      • (Note: BUS is to be used only with a degree year)
  • College of General Studies (CGS)
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA)
  • Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH)
  • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business (BUS)
    • Subsequent reference: KGSB, Katz School, or Katz
      • (Note: BUS is to be used only with a degree year, and a G should follow the year to indicate a graduate degree)
  • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences (A&S)
    • Subsequent references: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Dietrich School 
      • (Note: A&S is to be used only with a degree year)
  • School of Dental Medicine (DEN)
  • School of Education (EDUC)
  • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS)
  • School of Information Sciences (SIS)
  • School of Law (LAW)
  • School of Medicine (MED)
  • School of Nursing (NURS)
  • School of Pharmacy (PHARM)
  • School of Social Work (SOC WK)
  • Swanson School of Engineering (ENGR)
    • Subsequent reference: Swanson School
  • University Honors College (UHC)

Regional Campuses

  • University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (UPB)
  • University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg (UPG)
  • University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (UPJ)
  • University of Pittsburgh at Titusville (UPT)

For correct ways to refer to these schools and their students and graduates, see the Student Terminology section.