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.

CGS Quick Start Orientation

CGS Quick Start Orientation is your chance to get all the prep work out of the way so that you can start the semester worry-free as a new degree seeking student in the College of General Studies. Learn more and sign up today! 

News & Events

Dean's Stars and Dean's List for spring 2015

Congratulations to the College of General Studies' Dean's Stars and those who made the Dean's List for the spring 2015 term.

The following CGS students are recognized as Dean's Stars for achieving a 4.0 GPA for the spring 2015 term:

 

Kathleen Buccigrossi Jes Klarlund  Adryan Richardson 
Ian Dougherty Anthony Lowe  Mary Jo Russo
Sarah Ford Leaeryn Moore  Ryan Sheets 
Danielle Guarascio Anisa Mughal  Brittany Simmons 
Anna Hegedus Molly Nace  Georgia Spears 
Andrew Henning Jennifer Panza  Jacob Sweed 
Trevor Hyland Debra Parma  Christopher Thompson 
Christina Jutzi  Catherine Pressimone Sophia Zhang 

 

The following CGS students are recognized for achieving a 3.50 or better GPA for the spring 2015 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:

 

Naadia Ahmed Eliza Gilpin Carolyn Procknal
Raba Al Nasiri Kelsey Glatts Lindsey Quinn 
Taylor AndersonMatthew Goldberg Danielle Rauch
David Artinger Nia Graves Nina Ricci
Leah Ashton Barbara Grden Frank Rocks 
Alexander Austin Mary Griseto Nicole Roschella
Joel Baker Ellie Hanlon Katherine Rose
Kaila BalatgekDwayne Hast Shallyn Rossmiller 
Heather BastianKelliann Haugh Ryan Rugh 
Nancy Beattie Emily Hendricks Julia Runco 
Christian Becker William Hoon Audrey Runkle 
Georgia Becker Joshua Hoover Kira Russell 
Samuel Benek Peter Hrydil Jerry Schaas  
Kyle Bishop Ciera James Michael Schafer 
Sarah Bixby Brian Johanson Lyndsee Schomer 
Terry Boring Timothy Joy Danielle Schriver 
Ariana BradyTravis Keister Rebecca Shaffer 
Jordan Branch Alex Kiro Pranav Sharma 
Jordan Brewer Katheryn Knepshield Cole Sheptock 
Katherine Brewer Nicole Koster Stephen Shipe  
Maggie Brooks Paige KrewsonMarielle Siebert 
Ryan Burger William Kurek Danielle Silverman 
Annette Burket John Labuda Molly Small
John Burnheimer Samantha Larsen Yosef Small 
Lucy Cafeo Destin LeCornu Brenna Smit
Kim CantalamessaElizabeth LennoxElisabeth Smith
Craig Carberry Alexandria L'Esperance Felicia Snyder 
John Carlson Megan Levey Zachary Stein 
Matthew Carothers Shannon Lewis Aubrey Stull 
Alexander Caulfield Christopher Lindsay Sandhya Subramanian
Lauren Christiansen Jacqueline Lucci Abigail Takacs 
Theresa Clancy Connor Lyons Casey Tarabek
Jasmine Clark Christopher MangognaEmma Taylor 
Bria Cohen Lauren Marei Kristie Teorsky
Tomika Cohen Elizabeth Mazanek Michael Thomas 
Kayla CollMadison McConnell Gabriela Tremont 
Joseph Cooper Morgan Mihelic Barbara Tuite 
Aislin DeFilippo Aleena Moin  Jesse Valentino 
Dylan Dekanchuk Alexandra MoorheadMia Vecchio 
Nathan Deron Donovan Myers Alex Vicari 
Yadhu Dhital Ellen Nash Duo Wang  
Daniel DiPernaKimberly O'Connor Michelle Wass 
Erica Downs Adrianna Oddo Geoffrey Webb 
Kira ElmaNicholas OlesonRobert Webb 
Elisabeth Estes Oyeronke Oyebode Kevin Wheeler
Roxana Evans  Kevin Packer Melissa White
Charlotte Fedun Nicole ParkSamantha Wills 
Daniel Fenner Mark Phillips Matthew Wolfe 
Lisa Fitchwell Kristine Pierce Victoria Wozniski 
Paige Fosse Jake Pokorny Rebecca Wright 
Mary Ganska Jenna Potts Jacob Yeager 
Regis Garris   
Spring 2015 Graduation Ceremony Video
Scholar-Athlete Awards Breakfast
Congratulations to the following College of General Studies student athletes who were recently honored at the Scholar-Athlete Awards Breakfast. These athletes were recognized for their outstanding academic achievement for the 2014 fall term.

The following CGS student athletes were recognized for achieving a 4.0 GPA for the 2014 fall term:

 
Basketball (Women’s)

Brianna Kiesel

Softball

Kaila Balatgek

Volleyball (Women’s)

Jenna Potts

 

The following CGS student athletes were recognized for achieving a 3.5 or better GPA for the 2014 fall term:


Baseball

Marc Berube

Cheer and Dance

Laura Brouse

Gymnastics

Haley Bodenheimer, Maya Ketner, Katie O’Rourke, Haley Sedgewick

Softball

Savannah King, Maggie Sevilla

Volleyball (Women’s)

Jenna Jacobson

 

The following CGS student-athletes were recognized for achieving a 3.0 or better GPA for the 2014 fall term:


Baseball

Luke Curtis, Jordan Frabasilio, Manuel Pazos, Casey Roche, Nicholas Yarnall

Basketball (Men's)

Sheldon Jeter,  Derrick Randall,  Onyekachi “Joseph” Uchebo

Basketball (Women’s)

Cora McManus

Cheer and Dance

Julia Runco

Football

T.J. Clemmings, Devin Cook, Matthew Galambos, John J.P. Holtz, Dorian Johnson, Cory King, Adam Lazenga, Jack Lippert, Khaynin Mosley-Smith
Scott Orndoff, Lafayette Pitts, Devon Porchia, Darryl Render, Ryan Schlieper

Gymnastics

Brittney Harris, Jacqueline Lucci

Soccer (Women’s)

Alex Charlebois, Riliegh McHugh

Softball

Jenna Modic

Tennis (Women’s)

Taylor Washington

Track and Field/Cross Country (Men’s)

Desmond Palmer, Brycen Spratling

Track and Field (Women’s)

Julia Koloski, Jessica Tongue-Coates

Volleyball (Women’s)

Delany Clesen

Wrestling

Nicholas Bonaccorsi, Matthew Gotzon, John Rizzo, Patrick “P.J.” Tasser, Anthony Zanetta

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Pitt ranked #1 for Best Bachelor’s in Legal Studies Degree Programs

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.