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 depositmust 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 and you have received an e-mail from your advisor, call 412-624-6600 and schedule your first advising appointment and enroll in classes!

Advisors will begin meeting with new Fall 2017 degree seeking students after open enrollment period begins, April 10, 2017.

News & Events

Dean's Stars and Dean's List for Spring 2017 Term

Congratulations to the College of General Studies' Dean's Stars and those who made the Dean's List for the spring 2017 term.

The following CGS students are recognized as Dean's Stars for achieving a 4.0 GPA for the spring 2017 term:

Abigail Berringer Cody Gilbert Adryan Richardson
Christine Brashier Jeffery Gilbert Amanda Seim
Jordan Brewer Shannon Grady Dylan Shaffer
Allison Clarke Steven Johnston Jake Smerchansky
Kayla Coll Matthew Klaczak Sydney Smolenak
Adelle Collins Nicole Koster Eric Spiker
Steven Costello Samantha Levin Forbes Turley
Michael Dunn Taylor Marino Belinda Van Noorden
Elisabeth Estes Andrew Maza Kaushik Venkatesh
Ann Fahey Catherine Pressimone Amber Ward
Madelyn Fell Lorenzo Riboni  

The following CGS students are recognized for achieving a 3.50 or better GPA for the spring 2017 term:

Sarah Adelsberg Ashlee DiDomenico Abigail Kineston Lorenzo Riboni
Jared Aiello Alejandra Dixon Matthew Klaczak Thomas Rice
Kira Akana Natalija Djordjevic Ashley Koehler Adryan Richardson
Alexis Albensi Michael Dunn Robert Koehler Emily Roser
William Alford Daniel Edgar Nicole Koster Michael Ross
Jerilyne Almonte Elisabeth Estes Sarah Krause Margaux Ruh
Marie Anderson Christopher Fagan Joshua Lawrence Arielle Russo
Andrew Arslanpay Ann Fahey Tiffany Lee Mohammad Sajjad
Shane Asman Madelyn Fell Sarah Leporace Gabrielle Scherer
Angela Balya Nathaniel Flick Sara Lessem Abigail Scurfield
Katelyn Bartus Hannah Franzak Samantha Levin Amanda Seim
Samantha Bastress Amanda Gamwo Shelby Loughner Madison Serio
Paige Beck Maria Genitsaridi Sydney Lukus Jessica Sevcik
Stephanie Bergan Cody Gilbert Rosanna Ma Dylan Shaffer
Nicholas Bernstein Jeffery Gilbert Corey Mackenzie Anthony Siggia
Abigail Berringer Riley Gillespie Christopher Mangogna Ashleigh Simpson
Samantha Blue Kelsey Glatts Roberta Marcelin Jake Smerchansky
Kevin Boylan Aaron Gould Olivia Marconi Amber Smith
Madison Brannon Shannon Grady Taylor Marino Sydney Smolenak
Karlie Brasch George Gray Kristin Markitell Samantha Sostorecz
Christine Brashier Olivia Greendyk Luke Maxson Eric Spiker
Aaron Bresnick Adam Grobart Alina Maysterchuk Ali Stahr
Jordan Brewer Phoebe Gutt Andrew Maza Andrew Staiger
Katherine Brewer Lauren Gutterman Jesse McCormick Sarah Stein
Mia Bristol Callum Hamilton Siobhan McDonough Max Steinbugl
Courtney Bruch Sarah Hampton Briana McGee Gabriella Summa
Lauren Butler Annabelle Hanflig Tiffany McGinnis Kathryn Tadduni
Alexandra Campbell Casey Harewood Laura McGowan Michael Thomas
Lillian Cannon Macy Harper Mitchell McGowan Domenique Tripoli
Khoisnam Chanu Caroline Hess Samyuktha Melachuri Damien Truschel
Brianna Chicarelli Caitlin Holmes Jennifer Mikitka Joshua Tulaney
John Chutz Allyson Hoover Jessica Morris David Tulin
Jasmine Clark Kevin Hudson Carly Muenzer Forbes Turley
Joanna Clark Alaina Hughes Asa Nelson Emily Uihlein
Allison Clarke Kristen Hunninen Daniela Nestory Belinda Van Noorden
Olivia Coho Ruba Idris Lauren O'Brien Kaushik Venkatesh
Brisa Colaizzi Mahnoor Imran Kaitlin O'Donnell Maria Wachira
Kayla Coll Matilda Izevbigie Esosa Ohonba Jessie Wallace
Adelle Collins Marc Jacobson Katelyn Osborne Cassidy Walsh
Natalie Condo Ciera James Carly Paulison Mark Walters
John Conley Allison Jensen Manuel Pazos Amber Ward
Christopher Connell Evan Johnson Emily Pembridge Jaime Weinreb
Emma Cooley Kathleen Johnson Kristine Pierce Connor Weiss
Steven Costello Steven Johnston Julia Pines Rachel Wellington
Caroline Coyle Hannah Jones Jason Piskurich Melissa White
Madeline Cree Olivia Jwanier Alisha Pond Kara Whitmyer
Emmaline Cushey Rachel Kaffey Benjamin Powell Dominique Wilson-White
Joseph Decoto Syed Kaleem Catherine Pressimone Timothy Wojtaszek
John Denis James Karsh Samantha Pugh Ashley Yeboah-Afihene
Reagan Devine Joshua Karwoski Emily Pullman Daniel Youngs
Justin Diamond Amy Kelly Erika Reichert Kieran Zajac
Google Analytics Workshop

Attention Media and Professional Communications Majors/Digital Media Track and Certificate Students! 

The College of General Studies and the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business have partnered to provide CGS students in the Media and Professional Communications major/Digital Media track/certificate, an opportunity to attend innovative digital workshops organized and presented by the Katz Center for Executive Education in collaboration with the Katz Center for Branding. These workshops have been designed to equip students with practical skills and knowledge in the digital media field and give them a competitive edge. 

Upcoming Workshop: Google Analytics (October 28-29 & November 4, 2017) 

Note: CGS seats for this workshop are limited to 5.

View the full description here: Google Analytics Workshop/CGS Students/Eligibility Criteria

To apply for our grant and reserve your spot, click here: CGS Interest Application Form

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

Congratulations to the College of General Studies' Dean's Stars and those who made the Dean's List for the fall 2016 term.

The following CGS students are recognized as Dean's Stars for achieving a 4.0 GPA for the fall 2016 term:

Clara Bahan Caitlin Holmes Jenna Potts
Christine Brashier Courtney Joyce Adryan Richardson
Annette Burket Jason Klatt Sydney Smolenak
Abigail Capella Eric Knapp Andrew Staiger
Madeline Cree Nicole Koster Jacob Sweed
Elisabeth Estes Arian Madani Neishaboori  Damien Truschel
Madelyn Fell Luke Maxson Karla Victum
Rose Gerber Andrew Maza Amber Ward
Cody Gilbert Justin Moore  

The following CGS students are recognized for achieving a 3.50 or better GPA for the fall 2016 term:

Sarah AdelsbergRose GerberMontanna Mellion
Jared AielloCody GilbertSamuel Mersing
Kira AkanaJeffery GillenbergerJennifer Mikitka
Michael AlbingerKelsey GlattsJustin Moore
Jerilyne AlmonteMatthew GoldbergJessica Morris
Taylor AndersonChelsea GreenbergKaren Morris
Olivia AppletonPhoebe GuttLindsay Myer
Shane AsmanCallum HamiltonDaniela Nestory
Nathan BabyakSarah HamptonKevin Novick
Clara BahanAnnabelle HanfligLauren O'Brien
Angela BalyaCasey HarewoodKaitlin O'Donnell
Samantha BastressKelliann HaughBryan Olson
John BellCaroline HeymanSiobhan Osborne
Stephanie BerganJennifer HoffmannThomas Pagan
Abigail BerringerCaitlin HolmesRachel Parasky
Samantha BlueAllyson HooverCarly Paulison
Gillian BoylandTyler HoppmanLoretta Payne
Madison BrannonTaylor HouserJulia Pines
Christine BrashierKevin HudsonJason Piskurich
Desire BrownKristen HunninenAlisha Pond
Courtney BruchKevin HurleyJenna Potts
Annette BurketMahnoor ImranAdryan Richardson
Mujtaba BurnyLauren IsleyEmily Roser
Lauren ButlerMatilda IzevbigieJacqueline Ruchti
Abigail CapellaAigner JacksonArielle Russo
Nicholaus CarranzaCiera JamesAnthony Sayegh
Maya CarterAllison JensenJessica Scheib
Celina ChiuCourtney JerioskiAbigail Scurfield
Zachary ClappEvan JohnsonAmanda Seim
Jasmine ClarkKathleen JohnsonAmanda Serio
Joanna ClarkHannah JonesJessica Sevcik
Noah ClarkCourtney JoyceDylan Shaffer
Allison ClarkeSyed KaleemShamaal Sheppard
Adelle CollinsJames KarshAshleigh Simpson
Christopher ConnellNeha KhoisnamElizabeth Smith
Richaela CowanEssence KimesLydia Smith
Caroline CoyleJason KlattMargot Smith
Madeline CreeJoel KleinSydney Smolenak
Emmaline CusheyEric KnappSamantha Sostorecz
Luz Demarco-GreenAshley KoehlerAndrew Staiger
John DenisRobert KoehlerChris Stalnaker
Justin DiamondNicole KosterBrenna Stamm
Ashlee DiDomenicoJoshua LawrenceSarah Stein
Jacqueline DillonTiffany LeeJacob Sweed
Mackenzie DrungellSamantha LevinKathryn Tadduni
Michael DunnDavid LevineNathaniel Taylor
Daniel EdgarMarissa LockeGaelle Tchuem
Ryan EggertSydney LukusMichael Thomas
Madeline EllgassAshton MacfarlaneTaylor Trgovac
Elisabeth EstesArian Madani NeishabooriDamien Truschel
Christopher FaganOlivia MarconiDavid Tulin
Colton FagoKristin MarkitellKelechi Urama
Ann FaheySarah MartinNoorden Van
Ryan FaulLuke MaxsonKarla Victum
Madelyn FellAndrew MazaAmber Ward
Victoria FrankenySiobhan McDonoughMelissa White
Matt GalambosNolen McElweeJuliana Wright
Amanda GamwoLaura McGowanThomas Zielinski
Marissa GavinMitchell McGowanAbbot Zuk
New Spring CGS Advising Hours

New Advising Hours Start April 3