Oct 17, 2018  
2018-2019 GCC Catalog 
  
2018-2019 GCC Catalog

CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Political Science Studies, A.A.


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

At Central Connecticut State University Political Science, B.A.
At Eastern Connecticut State University Political Science, B.A.
At Southern Connecticut State University Political Science, B.A.
  Political Science, B.S.
At Western Connecticut State University Political Science, B.A.
At Charter Oak State College General Studies - Political Science Concentration, B.A.

Here is the recommended course of study for the Political Science 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 specifc courses you will take from within a category.

Please contact a campus advisor for any questions:

First Semester


  • ENG* 101 - Composition 3 credits
  • POL* 111 - American Government 3 credits
  • Choose one course in Aesthetic Dimensions 3 credits
  • Choose one course in Quantitative Analysis 3 credits
  • Choose one Unrestricted Elective* 3 credits

    * You are free to choose any courses at or above the 100-level to complete unrestricted electives, although you may need to use some of these credits to take courses that prepare you for required courses in your 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 will require that you complete a minor by earning at least 18 credits in one area outside your major field–you must complete at least 9 of those minor credits at Central. 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.

Total Semester Credits: 15


Second Semester


  • Choose one course in Written Communication II 3 credits
  • Choose one course in Scientific Reasoning 3 credits
  • Choose one course in Historical Knowledge and Understanding 3 credits
  • Elective - Choose any POL* course
  • Unrestricted Elective* 3 credits

* You are free to choose any courses at or above the 100-level to complete unrestricted electives, although you may need to use some of these credits to take a math course that prepare you for required level of math in your 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 will require that you complete a minor by earning at least 18 credits in one area outside your major field–you must complete at least 9 of those minor credits at Central. 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.

Total Semester Credits: 15-16


Third Semester


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

  • Choose any courese in Scientific Knowledge and Understanding 3 credits
  • Choose one course in Social Phenomena 3 credits
  • Choose one General Education I - Creativity 3 credits
  • Elective - Choose any POL course
  • Unrestricted Elective* 3 credits

* You are free to choose any courses at or above the 100-level to complete unrestricted electives, although you may need to use some of these credits to take a math course that prepare you for required level of math in your 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 will require that you complete a minor by earning at least 18 credits in one area outside your major field–you must complete at least 9 of those minor credits at Central. 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.

Total Semester Credits: 15-16


Fourth Semester


During your last semester at GCC, don’t forget to apply for graduation!

  • Choose one course in Critical Analysis/Logical Thinking 3 credits
  • Choose one course ikn Oral Communication 3 credits
  • Choose one course in Genral Education II - Global Knowledge 3 credits
  • Choose two Unrestricted Electives* 6 credits

* You are free to choose any courses at or above the 100-level to complete unrestricted electives, although you may need to use some of these credits to take a math course that prepare you for required level of math in your 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 will require that you complete a minor by earning at least 18 credits in one area outside your major field–you must complete at least 9 of those minor credits at Central. 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.

Total Program Credits: 15


Total Program Credits: 60-61


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