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

Dean's Stars and Dean's List for Summer 2016 term

Congratulations to the College of General Studies' Dean's Stars and those who made the Dean's List for the summer 2016 term.
The following CGS students are recognized as Dean's Stars for achieving a 4.0 GPA for the summer 2016 term:

Noah ClarkVictoria CostaAmber HaydoKerri Thompson

The following CGS students are recognized for achieving a 3.50 or better GPA for the summer 2016 term. To qualify for the Dean's List, students must complete at least 12 letter-graded credits with a 3.5 or better GPA within one academic year without G-grades. In order to qualify again, you must complete a new set of 12 credits and earn a 3.5 GPA. Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding academic achievement:

Kyle BishopRose GerberGarret KubackiElizabeth Nilsen
Daniel BrownAnthony HarperThanhyen LeAlyssa Oskin
Tomika CohenBrian JohansonPriyanka LekhwaniJulian Palmer-Davies
Elizabeth ConnorsHannah JonesLuke MaxsonJenna Potts
James GeigerNeha KhoisnamHillary McClainDamien Truschel
Upcoming Math Help Sessions
Wednesday, January 18
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Help sessions are offered for selected Mathematics courses and are open to all CGS students.

Algebra 1:00-2:00pm (Donna Rosenberger)
Pre-Calculus 3:00-4:00 PM (Donna Rosenberger)

All sessions are held in the McCarl Center for Non-Traditional Student Success (1400 Posvar Hall). No registration required.

Stay tuned for more math help sessions coming soon.

@PITTCGS Twitter Feed