Sep 21, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Political Science Studies - TAP/CSCU Transfer Degree, AA (POLS-AA-TAP)

Location(s): Asnuntuck, Capital, Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, Middlesex, Naugatuck Valley, Northwestern Connecticut, Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley, Three Rivers, Tunxis


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CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

CSCU Pathway Transfer, A.A. degree programs are for Connecticut Community College students who wish to transfer to one of the Connecticut State Universities or Charter Oak without either losing any credits or being required to take extra credits in order to complete a bachelor’s degree in that same discipline. Community College students can complete associate degree programs that transfer without hassle to all Connecticut State Universities and Charter Oak State College offering their major. Upon transfer, students are guaranteed full junior status and can complete a bachelor’s degree in their major without losing any credits or be required to take any extra credits.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the CSCU Pathway Transfer: Political Science Studies degree program, students will have met the following competency outcomes and goals:

  • Aesthetic Dimensions
  • Continuing Learning/Information Literacy
  • Critical Analysis/Logical Thinking
  • Ethics
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Historical Knowledge and Understanding
  • Oral Communications
  • Scientific Reasoning
  • Scientific Knowledge and Understanding
  • Social Phenomena
  • Written Communication

With this degree students will be able to transfer to the following majors:

At Central Connecticut State University: Political Science, B.A.
At Eastern Connecticut State University: Political Science, B.A.
At Southern Connecticut State University: Political Science, B.A., Political Science, B.S.
At Western Connecticut State University:  Political Science, B.A.
At Charter Oak State College: General Studies - Political Science Concentration, B.A.

Pathway Courses (30 credits)


  • Credits: 3
  • Credits: 3
  • Credits: 3
  • One additional POLS course Credits: 3
  • One additional POLS course Credits: 3
  • Unrestricted Electives Credits: 15
    You are free to choose any courses at or above 1000-level to complete unrestricted electives, although you may need to use these credits to take courses that prepare you for required courses in the degree program. You should also consider using unrestricted electives to meet foreign language requirements at Central, Eastern and Western Connecticut State Universities or to begin work on completing a minor. Central Connecticut State University will require that you complete a minor by earning at least 18 credits in one area outside your major field; you must complete at least 9 of those minor credits at Central. You can also complete other General Education requirements for CCSU, SCSU, WCSU, and COSC-but not ECSU. You are encouraged to meet with your advisor to determine which courses to select.

Total Credits: 61-64


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