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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
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CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Communication Studies (EG03)

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Associate in Arts Degree


Campus contacts for this program:
Professor Steve Mark, SMark@housatonic.edu
Professor Rebecca Adams, RAdams@housatonic.edu

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

At Central Connecticut State University:
  • Strategic Communications, B.A.
At Eastern Connecticut State University: 
  • Communication, B.S. 
At Southern Connecticut State University:
  • Communication - Advertising and Promotions, B.S.
  • Communication - Film, Television, and Digital Production, B.S. 
  • Personal and Professional Communication, B.S.
At Western Connecticut State University:
  • Communication - Communication Studies, B.A.
At Charter Oak State College:
  • General Studies - Communication Concentration, B.A.

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.

Here is the recommended course of study for the Communication Studies Transfer Degree. If you are studying part time, simply follow the order of the courses listed here. 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 PDF_CSCU Transfer Electives  


TAP Application Info

  • Begin the transfer application process in your third semester or the semester before you plan to graduate. FAFSA becomes available October 1.

Suggested Sequence of Courses:

Prerequisite or parallel courses may be required. Please check individual course descriptions for details.

Total Credits: 60-61

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.  You can also complete other General Education requirements for CCSU, SCSU, WCSU and COSC- but not more than two requirements for ECSU.  You are encouraged to meet with your advisor to determine which courses to select.

At least one course in Scientific Knowledge & Understanding or Scientific Reasoning must be a 4-credit laboratory course.

3 Courses in this category will fulfill an additional general education requirement in all of the CSCU baccalaureate programs referenced above. Speak with your advisor about other possible choices.

4 Choose any COM course. All electives should be based on student’s career objectives.  It is recommended that selection of electives be discussed with the program advisors.

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.

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