The University of Pittsburgh operates a range of academic and enrichment programs. The university maintains a variety of educational and research centers. It is one of the oldest educational institution sin the United States. The university has been in operation since 1787 and focuses on the social and intellectual development of students. The University of Pittsburgh offers a selection of graduate-level programs in art and science. The university operates various certificate and degree programs. It offers courses in engineering, social work, business administration, nursing, medicine and pharmacy. The University of Pittsburgh provides opportunities for sports activities, such as baseball, basketball and football.