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Dear Pitt Community,

We first published our course description site back in the summer of 2007 to provide instructors with a way to post custom class section descriptions for their classes, and to provide students and the public with an easy way to search our class offerings. The University has grown and changed in many ways since this site was first published. To better serve the Pitt community, we partnered with the Registrar's office to implement custom class section descriptions within PeopleSoft. The functionality of our course descriptions site is now in PeopleSoft and can be used in the following ways:

Public Course Catalog

Class section listings and custom class notes are publicly available and searchable through the Pitt PeopleSoft Mobile site. The course catalog can be accessed here:

Pitt PeopleSoft Mobile site.

Searching by Requirements

One of the most popular features of the course description site was the ability to search by General Education Requirement. This functionality is available in PeopleSoft and can be accessed through the following means:

For students admitted in Fall 2018 (Term 2191):

Use the Class Search tool in PeopleSoft to search by course attribute. Instructions can be found here.

For Students Admitted Prior to Fall 2018:

Utilize the Academic Advisement Report in PeopleSoft to search by general education requirement. Instructions for running the Academic Advisement Report can be found here.

Alternatively, you can also use the Search by Requirement tool in the Enrollment Shopping Cart. Instructions for using this tool can be found here.


If you have any questions or concerns about this transition, please do not hesitate to contact

Thank you,
Dietrich School Technology Group