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 Spring Open House

On Wednesday, March 18, from 4-7 p.m., we will be hosting a CGS Spring Open House.  Join us to learn how our results-oriented majors and certificates can help you complete your degree, get the promotion you want, or prepare you for graduate school. Connect with Pitt-wide resources in one convenient location and more! RSVP today.  

News & Events

Register for Summer Sessions!

Get a head start on the fall term, finish gen ed requirements, take classes in your major, or pick up extra credits to graduate sooner! Learn more at www.summer.pitt.edu

CGS Spring Open House
Wednesday, March 18
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

CGS will be hosting a spring Open House for all prospective and current Pitt students. Join us to learn how our results-oriented majors and certificates can help you complete your degree, get the promotion you want, or prepare you for graduate school. Learn more about the event here

What Can I Do with a Major in Natural Sciences?
Tuesday, March 3
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The McCarl Center for Nontraditional Student Success

A representative from the Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance will reveal careers pursued by recent graduates, potential job titles and employment areas applicable to the major, salary expectations, grad school options, and general tips to help students break into their field.

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.

Pitt Named a 2015 Military Friendly School

The University of Pittsburgh has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.