2021-22 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Criminology Studies: CSCU Pathway Transfer, A.A.*
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.
With this degree you will be able to transfer to the following majors:
At Central Connecticut State University: Criminology, B.A.
At Eastern Connecticut State University: Sociology with Criminology Minor, B.A.
At Southern Connecticut State University: Sociology with Criminal Justice Concentration, B.A.
At Western Connecticut State University: Justice and Law Administration with Corrections, Probation, and Offender Rehab Option, B.S.
Justice and Law Administration with Law Enforcement Option, B.S.
Justice and Law Administration with Legal Studies Option, B.S.
Justice and Law Administration with Paralegal Studies Option, B.S.
Justice and Law Administration with Criminology Option, B.S.
At Charter Oak State College: Criminal Justice, B.A.
Below is the recommended course of study for the Criminology Studies Transfer Degree. In order to graduate and be guaranteed admission to a State University or to Charter Oak State College, you must earn an overall 2.0 grade point average.
1. Complete an Associate of Arts degree in Criminology Studies.
2. Transfer seamlessly into a Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree in Criminology or Sociology with a concentration in Criminology with junior-level status in the receiving CSCU institution as part of the
1. Identify and explain the basic structures and functions of law enforcement, courts, and corrections within the criminal justice system.
2. Interpret the basic concepts and functions of criminal law.
3. Integrate multidisciplinary theories which constitute the basis for understanding criminality and victimization.
4. Apply constitutional principles that protect the rights of individuals and regulate criminal justice practices and procedures.
Upon successful completion of the CSCU Pathway Transfer: Criminology Studies degree program, students will have met the following competency outcomes and goals:
- Aesthetic Dimensions
- Continuing Learning/Information Literacy
- Critical Analysis/Logical Thinking
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Historical Knowledge and Understanding
- Oral Communications
- Scientific Reasoning
- Scientific Knowledge and Understanding
- Social Phenomena
- Written Communication
CSCU Pathway Transfer: Criminology Studies Requirements
- ENG* 101: Composition 3 Credits
- MAT* 165: Elementary Statistics with Computer Applications 4 Credits
- CJS* 101: Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 Credits
- Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions course 3 Credits
- SOC* 101: Principles of Sociology 3 Credits
- IDS* 201: Explore [Theme] 3 Credits or
- ENG* 110: Introduction to Literature 3 Credits or
- ENG* 200: Advanced Composition 3 Credits
- Choose any Scientific Reasoning course 3 Credits
- Choose any Historical Knowledge and Understanding course 3 Credits
- CJS* 120: Police and the Community 3 Credits or
- CJS* 105: Introduction to Law Enforcement 3 Credits
- CJS* 213: Evidence & Courtroom Procedure 3 Credits
- SOC* 240: Criminology 3 Credits
- CJS* 102: Introduction to Corrections 3 Credits
- Choose any Scientific Knowledge and Understanding course 3 Credits
- Choose one Additional General Education I or II course 3 Credits
- Choose one Unrestricted Elective (CJS* 105 , CJS* 120 , CJS* 211 , CJS* 220 , CJS* 225 , CJS* 293 , CJS* 294 , SOC* 241 recommended) 3 Credits
- PSY* 111: General Psychology I 3 Credits
- Choose any Oral Communication course 3 Credits
- Choose any Continued Learning and Information Literacy course 3 Credits
- Choose one course from CJS* 211 , CJS* 220 , CJS* 225 , CJS* 293 , CJS* 294 , or SOC* 241 3 Credits
- Unrestricted Elective* 3 Credits
Total Minimum Credits Required: 61-62
Becoming Connecticut State Community College
STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. See below for more detail about this exciting transition!
Becoming Connecticut State Community College
A merger of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges is underway. Connecticut State Community College (CT State), a statewide college comprised of all Connecticut’s current community college locations, plans to open its doors in the Fall 2023. Here are some important facts students need to know:
- the final commencement ceremony for Manchester Community College is scheduled for May 2023. Ceremonies will continue to be held at each location as campuses of CT State.
- as a part of the planned merger, students continuing their studies beyond summer term 2023 will be matched with the CT State program that most closely aligns with their Spring 2023 major and is offered at the Manchester location,
- students beginning Associate degree programs in Fall 2021 should plan with their advisor/program coordinator to attend full-time if they wish to graduate prior to the planned merger,
- students who begin an Associate degree program in January 2022 would be anticipated to complete their degree at the merged college, Connecticut State Community College,
- in all cases, the College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption and staying in touch with your advisor/program coordinator is essential,
- further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page: www.ct.edu/ctstate/academics.
nts completing their education with a minimum of disruption. Further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page: www.ct.edu/ctstate/academics.
•You are free to choose any courses at or above 100-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 for your program 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 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.
- In order to graduate and be guaranteed admission to a State University or to Charter Oak State College, you must earn an overall 2.0 grade point average,
- At CCSU, you must complete all courses for the major and the minor with a C- or better, and you must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.
- At ECSU, you must have a GPA of 2.0 or better In the set of required courses for the major. At SCSU, you must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 or better.
- At WCSU, you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.3 or better.
- These requirements are effective if you declared this major for the 2016/17 academic year.