The College of General Studies' Bachelor in Legal Studies was ranked number one in an article titled “The 25 Best Bachelor in Legal Studies Degree Programs” by TheBestSchools.org.
TheBestSchools.org selected Pitt’s program based on several weighted factors, including academic excellence, course offerings, faculty strengths, and reputation, including reputation for online degree programs.
Learn more about CGS' Legal Studies degree.
All new CGS students are encouraged to attend a CGS Quick Start, your one-stop shop to access all the resources you'll need to start the school year stress-free. You can:
...and much more!
Quick Starts will be held from noon-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17 and Monday, August 18.
Congratulations to the College of General Studies' Dean's Stars and those who made the Dean's List for the spring 2014 term.
The following CGS students are recognized as Dean's Stars for achieving a 4.0 GPA for the spring 2014 term:
The following CGS students are recognized for achieving a 3.50 or better GPA for the spring 2014 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:
Regis Garris III
George Gray Jr.
Each year the College of General Studies recruits a number of CGS Students to be Peer Mentors and assist nontraditional first-year and transfer students with their transition to the University of Pittsburgh. These Peer Mentors will be paired with new students. The goals of this program include:
Peer mentoring training will take place in June 2014. If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Dr. Sherry Miller Brown at email@example.com.
Learn to predict exam questions, develop an understanding of different test formats, and complete practice questions. One session is offered each day. To attend one or more of these free workshops, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual CGS Excellence Reception honors outstanding CGS students, faculty, and staff. Student recognition at the event will include Chancellor’s Evening Scholars, University Scholars, Alpha Sigma Lambda students, and the recipient of the Steele Gow Scholarship, as well as the presentation of the Success and Determination Scholarships and the CGS Outstanding Student of the Year Award. Next year’s peer mentors will be introduced and a new Student Government president and council will be sworn in. Faculty and staff will be honored with Student Choice Awards.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Dr. Sherry Miller Brown.
The University of Pittsburgh Athletic Department hosted its annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Breakfast to honor student-athletes for their outstanding academic achievements during the 2013 spring and fall semesters on February 25. The event honors those Pitt student-athletes who achieved a 3.0 grade-point average or better during the last two semesters.
Among the awardees were 32 CGS students, including three who achieved the highest honor, a 4.0 GPA award: Zenel Demhasaj, Jarred Holley, and Lamar Patterson.
Congratulations to all of our Scholar-Athletes:
Authors of Arms and the University Donald Downs, Alexander Meiklejohn Professor of Political Science, Law, and Journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Ilia Murtazashvili, Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, will be joined by leadership from both Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University’s ROTC programs and current Pitt students for an engaging discussion. Learn more.
Attend this informational seminar for a "refresher" on how to read your distributions of studies, use the course descriptions page, and search for classes in my.pitt.edu. An alternative session will be held on Thursday, March 20 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.