Jul 04, 2022  
2021-22 Catalog 
2021-22 Catalog

Biochemistry Studies: CSCU Pathway Transfer, A.A.

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Program Design

CSCU Pathway Transfer, A.A. degree programs degree program is 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:   Biochemistry - General Track, B.S.

   Biochemistry - American Chemical Society Certified, B.S.

At EasternConnecticut State University:   Biochemistry, B.S.

At Southern Connecticut State University: Chemistry - Concentration: Biochemistry, B.S.

At Western Connecticut State University:  Biochemistry - Non-American Chemical Society Approved, B.S.

    Biochemistry - American Chemical Society Approved, B.S.

CSCU Pathway Transfer: Biochemistry Studies Requirements

Total Minimum Credits Required: 60


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.


BIO* 122   or PHY* 222  is recommended for this open elective with the following considerations:

  • PHY II is required at CCSU, ECSU, WCSU
  • BIO II is required at WCSU

If you complete both sequences at the community college and transfer to WCSU, both sequences will be accepted at WCSU and you will have 4 fewer credits to complete at WCSU after transfer. If you know you are transferring to SCSU, you may decide not to use this open elective for PHY II or BIO II.
Also see the additional note about open electives below.


Unrestricted Electives** 3 credits
**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 at Central, Eastern and Western Connecticut State Universities or to begin work on completing a minor. Central Connecticut State University does not require that you complete a minor with this major. 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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