College of General Studies

Overview of the College of General Studies

We help students reach their academic and personal goals so they are prepared for the next stages of their life and career.

The College of General Studies offers pre-professional, interdisciplinary and flexible degree and certificate programs, as well as continuing and lifelong learning opportunities designed to meet the ambition of the adult learner. The College invests in the success of its students by providing excellent educational opportunities, outstanding personalized services and specialized career and support programs, as well as access to the faculty, resources and alumni network of a large research university. Our educational programs provide students, in our credit and non-credit programs, the knowledge and skills needed to achieve and advance their personal and professional goals.

New CGS Degree Seeking Students: Final Steps!

Here are your next and final steps:

  1. Pay your $200 tuition deposit- must pay before scheduling appointment
  2. Visit New Student Information Web site to complete the following
  • College Student Inventory
  • New Student Tutorial 

Once these steps have been completed, call 412-624-6600 and schedule your first advising appointment and enroll in classes!

Advisors will begin meeting with new Summer 2017 degree seekings students on February 1, 2017.

Advisors will begin meeting with new Fall 2017 degree seeking students March 1 - March 10, 2017.

News & Events

Math Workshop: Tactics for Math Success
Wednesday, March 15
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
McCarl Center for Non-Traditional Student Success (1400 Posvar Hall)

Tactics for Math Success (facilitated by Donna Rosenberger)

Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

Register for Academic Proficiency Testing: Science
CGS McCarl Center Conference Room, Posvar Hall 1400

Registration is now open! Go to CAAP website.

CAAP Science Announcement

Nominations Now Open for CGS Student Choice Awards

Nominations are now open for The Annual CGS Student Choice Awards. CGS students are once again invited to recognize CGS and PITT staff and faculty members for their helpfulness, dedication, and commitment. To learn more about the CGS Student Choice Awards program and to submit a nomination, visit the CGSSG Student Choice Awards Nomination website. Nomination deadline: Friday, March 24, 2017.

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