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!
Academic Proficiency Testing (CAAP) October 2-20, 2017
Once again, and FOR THE LAST TIME, the College of General Studies will be offering ACT's Collegiate Assessment of College Proficiency test to students enrolled in a CGS major this Fall term. If you are looking for ways to boost your resume, do not miss your chance to take the 40-minute multiple-choice test on critical thinking and receive a Certificate of Achievement if you score at or above the national mean. If you score less, there is really nothing to lose as these scores are just for you as a way of checking your progress; it's not a competition. And as always, you will receive a $30 cash card from us in exchange for participation.
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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!