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2021-22 Catalog 
2021-22 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History Studies: CSCU Pathway Transfer, A.A.*

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Program Design

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:     History, B.A.
At Eastern Connecticut State University:    History, B.A.
At Southern Connecticut State University:  History, B.A.
At Western Connecticut State University:   History, B.A.
At Charter Oak State College:                     General Studies - History Concentration, B.A.

Below is the recommended course of study for the History 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.

Learning Outcomes

Students who complete a History Transfer Degree, will demonstrate familiarity with historical methods of inquiry and analysis and will be able to

1. Define and interpret primary and secondary historical sources.

2. Explain and assess the influence of historical agency (race, class, gender, region/location and/or belief system) in the context of defined periods.

3. Examine the development of societies in regional, national and/or international contexts.

4. Identify and explain the impact of the past on subsequent events.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the CSCU Pathway Transfer: History 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

CSCU Pathway Transfer: History Studies Requirements

Total Minimum Credits Required: 60-61


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.


* Choose a General Elective based on destination school:
      CCSU - Study Area II: Social Sciences
      ECSU - Individuals and Society
      SCSU - Global Awareness
      WCSU - General Education Elective
      COSC - Global Understanding

* Choose a General Elective based on destination school:
      CCSU - Study Area I: Arts and Humanities
      ECSU - Creative Expressions
      SCSU - Creative Drive
      WCSU - General Education Elective
      COSC - General Education Elective

*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 elect to take up to 12 of your unrestrictive elective credits as additional history courses. For these additional history courses, no more than 6 credits can be at the 200-level and no more than 6 can be at the 100-level. 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.

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