2017 Summer Program Overview

For the past four years, the University of Pittsburgh has offered a dynamic series of programs – the Pitt Summer Edge – to give its undergraduate students a more competitive advantage. The 2017 Pitt Summer Edge programs are

The Edge in Public and Global Health
The Edge in Wyoming (offered for the first time)

Competitive advantages for students

  • Attend lectures and presentations from outstanding faculty and subject matter experts
  • Discover career and graduate study opportunities
  • Earn college credits
  • Work closely with Pitt faculty in small cohorts
  • Participate in real-world experiences -- field trips, research lab work, study abroad, policy implementation

Each program will enroll a maximum of 25 like-minded Pitt students in course and outside the classroom components.

Students participating in The Edge in Wyoming program will spend 4 weeks at the University of Wyoming surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. There students will focus on environmental policy writing and the expansion of the American West. This program follows the 4-Week-2 summer session from June 12 to July 8, 2017. Students will earn 6 credits, including 3 Arts and Sciences general education credits.

Students participating in The Edge in Public and Global Health will work individually or in pairs with Pitt Public Health faculty to experience laboratory, quantitative, policy, or social science research, or field work with community organizations or health agencies. This program follows the regular 12-week summer session from May 15 to August 5, 2017. Students will earn 11-12 credits.

Applications received by February 15, 2017 will receive priority consideration.

Updated 12/20/16.