College of General Studies

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Current University of Pittsburgh students seeking transfer to a CGS degree program

If you are a current undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh on the Pittsburgh campus or at one of the University's regional campuses, and are interested in one of our degree programs, you may be able to transfer directly into the College of General Studies.

For students on the Pittsburgh campus:

  • You must be a student in good standing at the University (2.0 GPA).
  • You must have completed at least 12 credits in your current program and have fulfilled the mathematics and Seminar in Composition requirements.

For students on a regional campus (Bradford, Greensburg, Johnstown, or Titusville -go into effect 2171:

  • For students seeking guaranteed transfer relocation who have earned credits only from one of the regional campuses, the normal requirement is for completion of 45 credits at the specific regional campus, with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Transfer students who attended a regional campus must complete 45 credits overall.  A minimum of 30 credits must be completed at the regional campus. The minimum Grade Point Average is 2.5. 
  • Students with a 3.0 GPA, who would have been directly admissible to the Pittsburgh campus as freshmen, may be considered for relocation with fewer than the above number of college credits.
  • You must have completed the Algebra and Seminar in Composition requirements with a grade of C- or better.

If you meet these requirements, please complete paperwork with your your current academic advisor. Once CGS receives and reviews your information, you will receive a final decision from CGS via e-mail.

For more information, contact us at the address below:

College of General Studies
1400 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

230 S. Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Telephone: 412-624-6600
Fax: 412-624-5461

College of General Studies Students Seeking to Transfer Within the University of Pittsburgh

The College of General Studies offers prerequisite courses for several Pitt graduate and undergraduate programs. Upon successful completion of the courses, you can apply for transfer to the school offering the program. Please note that completion of the prerequisites does not guarantee admission into these programs, and admission may be competitive.

Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

If the undergraduate major you desire is not available from the College of General Studies, you may be able to begin your studies in the College and then apply for transfer to the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. Contact a College of General Studies academic advisor for details.

Business Administration

You can prepare for entry into the College of Business Administration by taking prerequisite courses through the College of General Studies. The College of Business Administration offers bachelor's degrees in the day and evening with majors in accounting, finance, general management, and marketing.


You can prepare to transfer into the bachelor degree programs offered through the School of Education by taking prerequisites in the College of General Studies


You can complete nearly half the requirements for your engineering degree in the College of General Studies, and then apply to the School of Engineering to complete the degree. Mechanical and electrical engineering can be completed part-time with many late afternoon and evening classes, although some daytime classes and labs are usually necessary. Full-time attendance during the day is required to complete the biochemical, chemical, civil, computer, industrial, and materials science programs.

Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Programs offered through the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences provides preparation in clinical dietetics/nutrition, communication science, emergency medicine, health information management, and rehabilitation science. You can complete half the courses required for these degrees in the College of General Studies. You will need to attend full-time during the day to complete the degree. 

Information Science

Drawing on linguistics, mathematics, computer science, communications, behavioral sciences, and philosophy, this program is designed to develop the skills needed to work efficiently in information. You'll complete a minimum of 55 required credits in the College of General Studies and then apply to the School of Information Sciences to complete you degree.


For more information in preparing for admission to the School of Nursing, call 412-624-4586


Students intending to apply to the School of Pharmacy can take the equivalent to two years of preparatory courses in the College of General Studies before applying to the School of Pharmacy's full-time day program.

Social Work

You may complete 60 required credits in the College of General Studies before applying to the undergraduate program in the School of Social Work.


Call 412-624-6600 or email at for more information.