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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CSCU Pathway Transfer: Communication Studies, A.A.

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(60-61 semester hours minimum)

CSCU Pathway Transfer Degrees

Students at QVCC can complete associate degree programs that transfer to all Connecticut State Universities (CSU) and Charter Oak State College offering their major. These are liberal arts and science degrees each focusing on a specific discipline. Upon transfer, students are guaranteed full junior status and can complete a bachelor’s degree in their major without losing any credits or being required to take extra credits beyond the normal bachelor’s degree load.

Students in a CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree will complete the first 60-63 credits at QVCC and the final 60-63 credits at a CSU.

Each pathway spells out the range of course—choices to be made based on intended learning competencies in the core 30 credit framework of a program; a second block of 30 course credits will be chosen based on the expectations of receiving institutions in the CSCU System according to a student’s intended major. Students should work with an advisor at the college to determine their best path of study, as well as to make effective course choices as they progress in their degree.

For further information, visit: http://www.ct.edu/transfer


Section A: Common Designated Competencies

  • (Written Communication I)
  • Written Communication II (See TAP Competencies)
  • Scientific Reasoning (See TAP Competencies)
  • Scientific Knowledge & Understanding (See TAP Competencies)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (See TAP Competencies)
  • Historical Knowledge & Understanding (See TAP Competencies)
  • Social Phenomena (See TAP Competencies)
  • Aesthetic Dimensions (See TAP Competencies)

Section B: Campus Designated Competencies

  • Competency 1: Oral Communication (See TAP Competencies)
  • Competency 2: Critical Analysis & Logical Thinking (See TAP Competencies)

Framework30 Total: 30-31


Additional General Education Courses

  • General Education Elective I
  • General Education Elective II

Major Program Requirements:

Unrestricted Free Electives: 9 (see below)

Pathway30 Total: 30

Communication Pathway60 Total: 60-61

Please Note: Students should consider beginning or completing work on foreign language requirements not already met in high school and beginning work on minor requirements of some CSUs. They may also complete other General Education requirements CCSU, WCSU, SCSU, and CO- but NOT ECSU.

Also: * COM* 173  may be used as Section B Competency for schools that have Oral Communication in the FRAMEWORK30; these students are allowed 3 credits additional Unrestricted Free Electives. **Courses that fit the title of Media Production or Media Writing will be determined by each community college and ***COM* 100 will NOT be accepted as an additional COM course.

For more information, contact Professor Beth Alves.

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