You’re Going to Love It at Pitt-Bradford
Students at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford have many opportunities to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to prepare them for a fulfilling career or acceptance into graduate school. In addition to providing hands-on experiences such as internships, clinical placements and research, Pitt-Bradford offers students more than 40 academic majors, minors and pre-professional programs. Students can choose from biology to business, criminal justice to computer information systems and technology, and exercise science to engineering technology. As a regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh, Pitt-Bradford also offers students a welcoming, supportive campus and access to the vast resources of the University of Pittsburgh. And, when students graduate from Pitt-Bradford, they receive the University of Pittsburgh degree, which is recognized and respected all over the world. Those hands-on opportunities at Pitt-Bradford are as unique as the students and are available in any academic program. Students may choose to conduct their own research, work on a special project, serve as an intern at a regional or international company or organization, or work in a clinical setting. Alex Marrone, an energy science and technology major from Bradford, spent a semester in the new George B. Duke Engineering and Information Technologies Building developing a current transformer to measure energy output, a project he started from scratch. “I learned how to make an analog-digital signal, learned how to code in Arduino, and had to know what I needed the results to look like.” Marrone, who graduated in December 2023, already had a job lined up at Pennsylvania General Energy, an independent oil and natural gas exploration company in Warren, Pa. Kaylee McCracken, a double major in environmental science and environmental studies from DuBois, is researching how microplastics — tiny pieces of plastic waste — are affecting marine organisms by examining fish from local reservoirs. Conducting research, McCracken said, is good experience and also provides other benefits. “You understand a lot more going into other classes because you’re like, ‘Oh, I get this. I already did this.’” Across campus in the Sport and Fitness Center, Nathan Nootbaar, a broadcast communications major from Highland Heights, Ohio, is combining his love of sports and media into the ideal internship by creating content to promote the men’s basketball team. He films and broadcasts games, captures practices, breaks down clips for team analysis, and takes photos at away games to share on Pitt-Bradford’s website and social media accounts. “The practice I get through this internship will be useful in my future career,” he said. “I am happy doing this, and I love it.” For Ty Bowen, a health and physical education major from Salamanca, N.Y., his involvement on campus is more personal. He’s been developing his teaching skills by educating the campus community about where he comes from — the Allegany (N.Y.) Territory of the Seneca Nation of Indians, which is less than 20 miles from campus. Bowen also has been teaching the campus community about the importance of lacrosse in the Haudenosaunee culture and has collaborated closely with Pitt-Bradford officials, including men’s lacrosse coach Scott Gwyn, as the campus prepares for its first men’s lacrosse club team. “Lacrosse is a unique sport and has a lot of traditional beliefs in my culture,” Bowen said. In addition to getting practical hands-on experiences, Pitt-Bradford students have the advantage of learning and living on a campus where they belong and are part of an active campus and residential life. Many first-year students live in their own residence hall, Livingston Alexander House, which features common spaces where students can make friends, study, work out, play games or just watch TV together. Or they can live in apartment-style housing in one of Pitt-Bradford’s all-suite residence halls. On-campus activities keep students busy, or they can use a free local bus to have lunch in town, grab groceries or see a movie. And there’s no bus needed to fish, hike, work out or take part in or watch one of Pitt-Bradford’s 12 NCAA Division III or several club sports, including esports, lacrosse and cheerleading. Intramural sports are popular, too, and include flag football under the lights, broom hockey, floor hockey, basketball, soccer, softball and more. Students can enjoy new experiences with a recreation program that includes water sports, ziplining and ropes courses, clay target shooting, horseback riding, bowling and more. For more information on Pitt-Bradford, visit upb.pitt.edu , call 800-872-1787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Or stop by during the fair and talk with one of the admissions counselors.