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Charter Oak State College Encourages Voter Registration
Please register to vote in the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 4th. Get information on deadlines and how to register.

Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall Meeting Held
On Monday 9/22, Charter Oak State College held our Transform CSCU 2020 Town Hall meeting at our campus and online.

Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement
Omar Rosario named Student Speaker for Charter Oak State College commencement

U.S. Senator Christopher S. Murphy to Give 2014 Commencement Speech
Graduation to be held June 1

New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Charter Oak Ranked First for Affordability
College offers most affordable online degree program in state.

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
Our offices will be closed on Thursday, 11/27 & Friday, 11/28 for Thanksgiving.

Applied Behavioral Science - Political Science Focus

In this concentration, students may choose their area of focus from among three disciplines: psychology, sociology or political science. Political Science is the study of government and public policy and of the political behavior of individuals, groups, and institutions. It provides an understanding of issues such as international diplomacy, environmental, economic and health care policy, and election campaigns. This concentration requires a minimum of 36 credits.

Concentration Requirements

Requirement Credits
Political Theory 3 credits
Research Methodology - Political or Social Science Research 3 credits (beyond freshman level)
State or Local Government 3 (beyond freshman level)
Political Science Electives 12 credits
Single coherent Human Services are, e.g., counseling social work or rehabilitation services 12 credits
Capstone HES 499 (Culminating concentration course) 3 credits
TOTAL 36

Notes: Only grades of C of higher may be included in the concentration. Three of the credits in Political Science or in the applied area should focus on the dynamics of intervention with an individual, groups, the community, the family or an organization.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a concentration in Applied Behavioral Science (Human Services) will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an understanding of the different fields of psychology, sociology or political science and have an understanding of the sub-specialties of the respective discipline;
  2. understand and use quantitative and qualitative research methodologies in psychology, sociology or political science;
  3. write about topics in psychology, sociology or political science with clarity and organization; and
  4. demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of intervention strategies (e.g., in counseling, social work, rehabilitation services or criminal justice settings) in the chosen discipline with individuals, groups, the community, the family or an organization.