Liberal Arts and Sciences A.A. Transfer Program

Program Description

This curriculum has been designed to provide a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences which prepares students for transfer to a four-year college and for study in a wide range of academic majors. Students may select the fundamental curriculum, which offers the greatest flexibility for customization, or follow an advisement sequence in one of the following programmatic areas: Foreign Languages, Global Studies, Psychology, Teaching Careers Pathway, Women's Studies.

Students must work closely with their faculty advisor to determine the specific courses that will transfer and meet the program requirements of the four year college they plan to attend.

The following Liberal Arts and Sciences programs are independent of the Transfer program: Fine Arts, Mathematics and Science, Studio Art.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  2. Think critically to evaluate and present well-reasoned arguments;
  3. Reason scientifically and apply scientific principles to understand the natural world;
  4. Reason quantitatively and apply mathematical principles to the inquiry process;
  5. Recognize the value of artistic expression for oneself and others;
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of Western history and culture;
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the complex and diverse ways in which human beings construct communities;
  8. Demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language to the intermediate level;
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of one's values and the values of others;
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelatedness of multiple disciplines and perspectives.
 Requirements (61-65 Credits)
 College Core Requirements (30-34 Credits)
 ENG 101 Composition 3 credits
 ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3 credits
 COM 173 Public Speaking 3 credits
 HIS ELE History Elective 
 HUM ELE  Humanities Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits**
 SCI ELE Science Elective 3-4 credits 3-4 credits**
 CSC ELE  Computer Elective 3-4 credits (CSA/CSC/CST 100-level or higher; BBG 114 ) 3 credits
 MAT ELE Mathematics Elective    (MAT 146 or above) 3-4 credits
Foreign Language 6-8 credits*
 Directed Electives (31 Credits)
Philosophy Elective (any PHL) 3 credits
 FA ELE  Fine Arts Elective  (any ART, MUS, THR, IDS 210) 3 credits**
Directed Social Science Elective (ANT, ECN, PSY, or SOC) 3 credits**
 SSC ELE  Social Science Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits**
 SCI ELE Science Elective 3-4 credits (with lab) 4 credits**
Liberal Arts Elective (100-level or higher) 6 credits**
Liberal Arts Elective 200 level 6 credits***
 Open ELE  Open Elective  3 credits
 Recommended Sequence of Study
 Semester 1
 ENG 101 Composition 3 credits
 COM 173 Public Speaking 3 credits
 MAT ELE Mathematics Elective    (MAT 146 or above) 3-4 credits
 CSC ELE  Computer Elective 3-4 credits (CSA/CSC/CST 100-level or higher; BBG 114) 3 credits
Foreign Language 3-4 credits*
 Semester 2
 ENG 102 Literature and Composition 3 credits
 HIS ELE History Elective 
Foreign Language 3-4 credits*
Directed Social Science elective (ANT, ECN, PSY or SOC) 3 credits**
 SCI ELE Science Elective 3-4 credits 3-4 credits**
 Semester 3
Philosophy Elective (any PHL) 3 credits
 SSC ELE  Social Science Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits**
 LA ELE Liberal Arts Elective   3 credits 3 credits
Liberal Arts (200-level) 3 credits***
 HUM ELE  Humanities Elective 3-4 credits 3 credits**
 Semester 4
 FA ELE  Fine Arts Elective  (any ART, MUS, THR, IDS 210) 3 credits**
 SCI ELE Science Elective 3-4 credits (with lab) 4 credits**
 LA ELE Liberal Arts Elective   3 credits (100-level or higher) 3 credits**
LA ELE Liberal Arts Elective  (200-level) 3 credits***
 Open ELE  Open Elective  3 credits
 Note:

* Foreign Language: Students who have completed study of a single language through Level 3 in high school with grades of C or above, may choose to waive the language requirement and substitute six credits of Liberal Arts electives. Students who have studied a language in high school, but with less than three years must take the placement test to determine placement.  Students may earn credits by exam.  ESL 142, ESL 152, and/or ESL 192 fulfill the requirement. Students with documented English as a foreign language, but no ESL can replace the language requirement with six credits of Liberal Arts electives. 

** One IDS ELE  Interdisciplinary Elective course is needed to fulfill Core Curriculum requirements. This course may be selected from Humanities, Science or Social Science areas.

*** Intermediate level Foreign Language is recommended for those students transferring to an institution which requires more than two semesters of a single Foreign Language.

# Please see Catalog Home  for important information regarding this program and Fall 2023 opening of Connecticut State Community College.