Jul 03, 2022  
2021-22 Catalog 
2021-22 Catalog

Business 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.

This Business Studies Associate Degree serves as the single community college degree to all of the State University and Charter Oak State College business majors listed below. Students will declare a specific field when they transfer


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

At Central Connecticut State University:    Accounting, B.S.
    Finance, B.S.
    Management, B.S.
    Marketing, B.S.
At Eastern Connecticut State University:   Accounting, B.S.
    Business Administration, B.S.
    Finance, B.S.
At Southern Connecticut State University: Accounting, B.S.
    Business Administration- Business Economics Concentration, B.S.
    Business Administration- Finance Concentration, B.S.
    Business Administration- Management, B.S.
    Marketing, B.S.
At Western Connecticut State University:  Accounting, B.S.
    Business Management- Financial Management Option, B.B.A.
    Business Management- Supervisory Management Option, B.B.A.
    Marketing, B.B.A.
At Charter Oak State College:                   Business Administration, B.A.

Here is the recommended course of study for the Business Studies Transfer Degree. If you are studying part time, simply follow the order of the courses listed here, but be aware that some courses serve as prerequisites to subsequent courses. 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. For a list of the courses from each category that you can choose from, go to Appendix (PDF)

CSCU Pathway Transfer: Business 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.


Unrestricted Electives:*  0 credits

*You are free to choose any courses at or above 100-level to complete any available unrestricted electives, although you may need to use these credits to takecourses that prepare you for required courses in the degree program. You should also consider using unrestricted electives to meet foreign language requirements for programs at Central and Eastern. You can also complete other General Education requirements. Your advisor will help you 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.A minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA is required for Central.

**MAT* 230  and MAT* 254  will also meet this requirement

All courses marked with a 1 must have a C- or above
All courses marked with a 2 must have a C or above.
The six courses marked with a 3 must have a cumulative 2.5 or above. A minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA is required for Central

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