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 deposit- must 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, call 412-624-6600 and schedule your first advising appointment and enroll in classes!

Advisors will begin meeting with new Summer 2017 degree seekings students on February 1, 2017.

Advisors will begin meeting with new Fall 2017 degree seeking students March 1 - March 10, 2017.

News & Events

Math and Writing Workshops
McCarl Center for Non-Traditional Student Success (1400 Posvar Hall)
Math Workshop: Tactics for Math Success 

March 15, 4:00 - 5:00 PM (Donna Rosenberger)

Tactics for Math Success is a workshop for anyone who needs to take a math course at Pitt, but is hesitant to enroll for any reason. Leave your calculators at home, but come and hear the discussion debunking common math myths. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet the College of General Studies Math Tutor, Donna Rosenberger.

Seating is limited. To reserve your sport, register here

Writing Workshop: How to Write a Medical Research Paper

Friday, March 17, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (April Flynn)

In this short workshop writing tutor April Flynn will give a brief overview of the process for researching and writing medical research papers. She will give students some “best practice” tips and walk them through a typical writing process. Students will have the chance to ask questions about the specific challenges of writing in health science contexts, or about the challenges of the writing process in general. Light refreshments will be served. Online registration link coming soon. Please check back in early March.

Math and Writing Help Sessions

Tuesday, February 28

Business Calculus 4:00 - 6:00 pm (Katie Smith)

Friday, March 31

Using Transitions to Organize & Connect Ideas 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Libby Ferda)

Friday, April 7

Revising and Editing 2:00 - 3:00 pm (April Flynn)

All sessions are held in the McCarl Center for Non-Traditional Student Success (1400 Posvar Hall. No registration required.

Stay tuned for more events coming soon.

Register for Academic Proficiency Testing: Science
CGS McCarl Center Conference Room, Posvar Hall 1400

Registration is now open! Go to CAAP website.

CAAP Science Announcement

Nominations Now Open for CGS Student Choice Awards

Nominations are now open for The Annual CGS Student Choice Awards. CGS students are once again invited to recognize CGS and PITT staff and faculty members for their helpfulness, dedication, and commitment. To learn more about the CGS Student Choice Awards program and to submit a nomination, visit the CGSSG Student Choice Awards Nomination website. Nomination deadline: Friday, March 24, 2017.

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