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!
Algebra Workshop - Wednesday, March 28th 2018
Wednesday, March 28
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
1400 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Donna Rosenberger, the McCarl Center Math Tutor, will facilitate a workshop for students enrolled in the Algebra (MATH 0031) course.
Information Session with Special Agent Ryan Dunford
Friday, April 20
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
McCarl Center for Non-Traditional Student Success (1400 Posvar Hall)
Administration of Justice and Legal Studies students are invited to meet with Ryan Dunford, Special Agent for the U.S. Supreme Court Police, to learn about career opportunities with this special police force. The event is hosted by the LAE Criminal Justice student group, Alpha Psi Omega Chapter.
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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!