College of General Studies

Overview of the College of General Studies

We specialize in addressing the unique needs of students who are already busy with work, family, and community responsibilities. Our priorities are providing our students with a high-quality education that will help them change or advance their careers, and supporting them with the personalized services and resources they need to achieve their academic and professional aspirations.

CAAP Testing

Attention: Students Seeking a College of General Studies Degree

Register now for this spring’s liberal arts critical thinking assessment. For participating, you’ll receive:

  • a $20 cash card,
  • a chance to win a Kindle Fire,
  • an external evaluation of the skills you’ve developed as a CGS student, which can help your résumé or portfolio stand out in a competitive job market, and
  • a certificate of achievement.

News & Events

Dean's Stars and Dean's List for fall 2014

Congratulations to the College of General Studies' Dean's Stars and those who made the Dean's List for the fall 2014 term.

The following CGS students are recognized as Dean's Stars for achieving a 4.0 GPA for the fall 2014 term:

Joel Baker
Kaila Balatgek
Kathleen Buccigrossi
Mary Frank
Regis Garris III
Nicholas Goings             
Michael GoldsteinNia GravesJulia Helgert
Brian JohansonChristina JutziBrianna Kiesel
Katheryn Knepshield Lauren MareiHolland Millure
Aleena Moin  Jenna PottsAdryan Richardson
Nicole RoschellaRyan RughJacob Sweed
Matthew WolfeSophia Zhang 

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

Raba Al NasiriGabrielle Amato
Leah Ashton
Samantha Badolato
Clara Bahan
Kristy Ball
Marc-Antoine Bérubé
Glenn Besser
Erin Betancourt
Haley BodenheimerKelly BrackMarie Bracy
Curtis BucherJohn BurnheimerCarolyn Burton
John CarlsonShawn CaseyTenisha Chancellor
Kevin ChrestayLauren ChristiansenElizabeth Cioffi
Ryan ConnollyDylan DekanchukNathan Deron
Jaron DeutschMichael DokmanovichMonique Dowdy
Shane Elliott  Roxana Evans  Chinedu Ezikanyi
Kelsey FerlinBridget FinleySarah Ford
Victoria FrankenyKaitlin GathersSarah Graham
Melanie GrossDanielle GuarascioKate Gurnsey
Rachel HellmanJennifer HoffmannJoshua Hoover
Peter HrydilTrevor HylandElizabeth Jamriska
Chelsea JohnsonTravis KeisterJuliette Kelly
Julie KlischerKelly KnightNicole Koster
Paige KrewsonMatthew KuhlDaniel Kyle
Christopher LazzarottiElizabeth LennoxShelby Loughner
Connor LyonsDominique MalcolmJoseph Mangiarelli
Christopher MangognaKimberly Mason  Noel Maurizi
Elizabeth MazanekMadison McConnellAmanda Messina
Justin MineyTimothy MizerakVito Morrow
Molly NaceEllen NashEmily Norris
Kimberly O'ConnorSara OhmMichael Olecki
Kevin Packer JrDaniel PelusoAbigail Perrott
Kristen PeschkaMark PhillipsCarolyn Procknal
Chelsea ProcopioLindsey QuinnMicah Rafkin
Melanie ReadalBeth RedlingNina Ricci
John RisleyFrank Rocks  Katherine Rose
Kira RussellMary Jo RussoNicholas Sallinger
Shawn SauerbryLoranna Sayre-NathJonathan Schenk
Lyndsee SchomerHaley SedgewickRebecca Shaffer
Jennifer ShaheenDana ShearerRyan Sheets
Cole SheptockMarielle SiebertWesley Stanford
Abigail StubenbortAlexandra SurunisJonathan Switzer  
Elizabeth TalaricoEmma TaylorElayna Tell
Kristie TeorskyChristopher ThompsonAlex Vicari
Melissa WadsworthCandess WardMichelle Wass
Geoffrey WebbStephen WeissJames Weller
Kevin WheelerSamantha WillsMichelle Wright
Jacob Yeager  
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Students
Tuesday, January 6
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

New students can get off to a good start by developing strong academic habits early. This workshop will highlight seven strategic steps that students can follow to reach their academic goals, enrich their college experience, and succeed at the University.

Resume Building Workshop
Tuesday, January 13
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

Come learn about the basic building blocks to crafting a winning resume. One-on-one resume reviews will be available after the presentation for those students who bring a draft of their resume.

Time Management Workshop
Wednesday, January 14
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

In our fast-paced world of competing priorities—school, family, work, and more—time management skills are essential. This workshop provides tools for successful and realistic planning, strategies to make the most of your limited time, and easy solutions for tracking how your time is spent.

Time Management Workshop
Tuesday, January 20
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

In our fast-paced world of competing priorities—school, family, work, and more—time management skills are essential. This workshop provides tools for successful and realistic planning, strategies to make the most of your limited time, and easy solutions for tracking how your time is spent.