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

CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Social Work Studies, A.A.


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With this degree, you will be able to transfer to any CSU and apply to the following majors:

At Central Connecticut State University Social Work, B.A.
At Eastern Connecticut State University Social Work, B.A.
At Southern Connecticut State University Social Work, B.S.
At Western Connecticut State University Social Work, B.A.

Here is the recommended course of study for the Social Work 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.

Please contact a campus advisor for more information:

Note: For admission to CCSU’s Social Work program: (1).Minimum overall GPA of 2.00, which includes both CCSU grades and grades for courses taken at other institutions. (2) Minimum overall GPA of 2.50 for the following introductory Social Work courses and related requirements (Program GPA) Community College SOC 103/201, HSE 101/SOC 235, SOC 101, BIO 115, POL 111, & MAT 167/MAT 201/MAT 165/MAT 168; AND CCSU SW 225, SW 227, SOC 233, & ECON 200. Each of these courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C. (3) A minimum score of 2 (emerging) on the Potential for Professional Competence for Generalist Social Work Practice Scale in each of the following CSWE competencies 2.1.1, 2.1.3, and 2.1.4. (4) A minimum score of 3 or higher in every category of the Volunteer Experience Evaluation for HSE 101/SOC 235 and SW 227. (5) Minimum scores of 3 on the Professional Social Work Disposition Rubric for SW 225, HSE 101/SOC 235, and SW 227. The Transfer Student Reference Form may be substituted for field experiences from other colleges. Applications to the Social Work Program are accepted three times a year with deadlines of August 1st, October 1st, and March 1st. Students must submit an admission portfolio and have an interview with the Social Work faculty. The ideal time to apply to the Program is when the applicant is enrolled in SW 227 at CCSU. For TAP Transfer Students, this should be in the first semester at CCSU.

Note: For admission to ECSU’s Social Work program: Admission to the Social Work Program is competitive and is not guaranteed by admission to Eastern Connecticut State University. Applications for the social work major are due on January 31 each year for students expecting to graduate in May, two years following application. Applications received after that date are reviewed as space is available in the junior class. The online application must be completed in one session (you cannot log out of your computer, save your work, or return to a survey that has been submitted). The application is linked to http//www1.easternct.edu/socialwork/admissions/.

First Semester


  • ENG* 101 - Composition 3 credits
  • HSE* 101 - Introduction to Human Services 3 credits
  • MAT* 167 - Principles of Statistics 3 credits
  • Choose one course in Aesthetic Dimensions 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 Program Credits: 15


Second Semester


Total Semester Credits: 16


Third Semester


In addition to applying to the SOCIAL WORK program, you also need to begin the transfer application process to the University in your third semester or the semester before you plan to graduate. FAFSA become available October 1.

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 in Oral Communication 3 credits
  • Choose one course in General Education II - Global Knowledge 3 credits
  • Choose one or two courses from the following: HSE* 247 , HSE* 271 , HSE* 281 , PSY* 245 , SOC* 210 , or SOC* 220  3-6 credits
  • Choose one Unrestricted Elective* 0-3 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 Program Credits: 15


Total Program Credits: 61


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