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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology Studies - TAP/CSCU Transfer Degree, AA (PSYC-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.

Students must declare the Transfer Ticket: CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Psychology Studies. A.A. major as their intended path of study. With this degree, students will be able to transfer to the following majors at a State University or Charter Oak State College:

  • Central Connecticut State University Psychological Science, B.A.
  • Eastern Connecticut State University Psychology, B.S. Once you transfer to Eastern, you will have the opportunity, with the permission of an advisor, to select one of the following concentrations: Behavior Analysis Developmental Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Mental Health Counseling
  • Southern Connecticut State University Psychology, B.A.
  • Western Connecticut State University Psychology, B.A.
  • Charter Oak State College Psychology, B.S.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students can transfer to one of the four state universities in the CSCU System including Charter Oak State College.
  • Understand and use terminology appropriate to Psychology Studies.
  • Understand theories and research methods used in Psychology Studies.
  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills in Psychology Studies.
  • Recognize the need to engage in life-long learning.

There is a recommended course of study for the CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Psychology Studies, A.A. If you are studying part time, simply follow the order of the courses listed here. Note that not all courses will be available every semester. You will notice that in many instances you will be able to choose the specific course you will take from within a category from provided lists of the courses in the required categories. Students are strongly encouraged to take PSY 112 General Psychology II, which can fulfill the Social/Behavioral Science (SBSX) General Education Requirement. Students can also take one or two additional PSY courses, with advisement.

For Unrestricted Electives, students 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.

To graduate and be guaranteed admission to a State University or Charter Oak State College, the student must have an overall 2.0 grade point average.

Pathway Courses (30-33 credits)

Total Credits: 60-66

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