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CSCU Transfer Option Degree: Communication Studies (EG03)


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Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) Transfer Ticket Degrees

Associate in Arts Degree

CSCU’s Transfer Tickets are new programs for ensuring Connecticut community college students complete degree programs that transfer to Connecticut State Universities and Charter Oak without either losing or generating excess credit. These pathway degrees meet the specific requirements of the Connecticut Board of Regents Transfer and Articulation Policy, TAP, (March 2012) for seamless and transparent transfer for students from a Connecticut community college leading them to complete an associate degree in the discipline that is guaranteed to transfer to any of the State Universities or Charter Oak State College and leave the student with only 60 credits to complete for the baccalaureate degree. Students should consult with their academic advisor to see if their intended degree program is part of this program. In order to graduate and be guaranteed admission to a State University or to Charter Oak State College, students must earn a minimum overall 2.0 grade point average. Many of these transfer degrees are available for students as of Fall 2016 while more degrees are actively being developed by faculty across the Connecticut State Colleges and University (CSCU) System.

As of Fall 2016 A.A. Degrees in the following disciplines have been approved by the Board of Regents and are in the process of being offered at HCC for students:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Criminology
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

Detailed course sequences, advisor contact information and additional requirements of current and future CSCU Pathway Transfer Degrees can be found at www.ct.edu/transfer.

Outcomes:

  • Students will successfully complete the appropriate CSCU Transfer Courses to meet the general education competency and discipline degree requirements to fulfill the first two years of the baccalaureate degree requirements at a Connecticut State University or Charter Oak State College without either losing or generating excess credit, thereby exhibiting an educational background in the arts, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences and the social sciences.
  • Students will demonstrate an introductory understanding of the major concepts, theories and applications within their chosen discipline.
  • Written communication in English: Students will be prepared to develop written texts of varying lengths and styles that communicate effectively and appropriately across a variety of settings.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: Students will learn to recognize, understand, and use the quantitative elements they encounter in various aspects of their lives. Students will develop a habit of mind that uses quantitative skills to solve problems and make informed decisions.
  • Scientific Reasoning: Students become familiar with science as a method of inquiry. Students will develop a habit of mind that uses quantitative skills to solve problems and make informed decisions.
  • Scientific Knowledge/ Understanding: Students will gain a broad base of scientific knowledge and methodologies in the natural sciences. This will enable them to develop scientific literacy, the knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes essential for personal decision making and understanding scientific issues.
  • Aesthetic Dimensions: Students will understand the diverse nature, meanings, and functions of creative endeavors through the study and practice of literature, music, the theatrical and visual arts, and related forms of expression.
  • Social Phenomena Knowledge/Understanding: Students will develop an increased understanding of the influences that shape a person’s, or group’s attitudes, beliefs, emotions, symbols, and actions, and how these systems of influence are created, maintained, and altered by individual, familial, group, situational, or cultural means.
  • Historical Knowledge/Understanding: Students will study the interrelatedness of various realms of human experience from multiple historical perspectives.
  • Oral Communication in English: Students will be prepared to develop oral messages of varying lengths and styles that communicate effectively and appropriately across a variety of settings.
  • Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking: Students will be able to organize, interpret, and evaluate evidence and ideas within and across disciplines; draw reasoned inferences and defensible conclusions; and solve problems and make decisions based on analytical processes.
  • Continuing Learning/Information Literacy: Students will be able to use traditional and digital technology to access, evaluate, and apply information to the needs or questions confronting them throughout their academic, professional, and personal lives.
  • Appreciation of the Ethical Dimensions of Humankind: Students will identify ethical principles that guide individual and collective actions and apply those principles to the analysis of contemporary social and political problems.

Suggested Sequence of Courses


Prerequisite or parallel may be required. Please check individual course descriptions for details. The listing of HCC courses that satisfy the CSCU Pathway Transfer Elective competency requirement can be found at www.ct.edu/transfer

Freshman Year


  • Quantitative Reasoning - CSCU Pathway Transfer Elective (3-4 credits)

  • Social Phenomena I - CSCU Pathway Transfer Elective (3 credits)

  • Aesthetic Dimensions - CSCU Pathway Transfer Elective (3 credits)

  • Restricted - CSCU Pathway Transfer Discipline Degree Requirement (3-4 credits)

  • Written Communication II - CSCU Pathway Transfer Elective (3 credits)

  • Scientific Knowledge/Understanding - CSCU Pathway Transfer Elective (3-4 credits) 1

  • Historical Knowledge/Understanding - CSCU Pathway Transfer Elective (3 credits)

  • Restricted - CSCU Pathway Transfer Discipline Degree Requirement (3-4 credits)

  • Restricted - CSCU Pathway Transfer Discipline Degree Requirement (3-4 credits)

  •  or CSCU Pathway Transfer Additional General Education I Elective

Sophomore Year


Scientific Reasoning I - CSCU Pathway Transfer Elective (3-4 credits)
Social Phenomena II - CSCU Pathway Transfer Elective (3 credits)
Oral Communication - CSCU Pathway Transfer Elective (3 credits)
Restricted - CSCU Pathway Transfer Discipline Degree Requirement (3-4 credits)
 or CSCU Pathway Transfer Additional General Education II Elective
Restricted - CSCU Pathway Transfer Discipline Degree Requirement 11-20 Credits
 or Unrestricted Elective 2

Total Credits: 60-62


1 Students must successfully complete at least one Scientific Knowledge/Understanding or Scientific Reasoning course that contains a laboratory.

2 If the degree allows unrestricted electives, students may choose any college-level course to complete this section, however, students should consider using these credits to complete HCC’s computer literacy requirement, ensure that a minimum of 15 credits are taken in 200-level courses or complete the foreign language requirement at the baccalaureate institution. Students should consult their academic advisor for appropriate choices.

NOTE: For degree completion at HCC a minimum of 15 credits must be taken in 200-level courses.

NOTE: For degree completion at HCC the student must complete HCC’s Computer Literacy Requirement .

NOTE: 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.

For more information visit www.ct.edu/transfer

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