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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.

Charter Oak State College Celebrates Constitution Day
September 17th is Constitution Day! Take this opportunity to learn more about this document.

Seeking New Student Alternate Rep to CT's Statewide Student Advisory Committee
Great opportunity to network with students from other institutions and to be part of the discussion on public higher education in CT

Go Back to Get Ahead Registration Event on 8/13
Admissions and financial aid representatives from Charter Oak State College will host a registration event for Go Back to Get Ahead prospective students on Wednesday, August 13th from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Public Safety Administration Degree Completion

Charter Oak's Public Safety Administration bachelor's degree completion program meets the unique needs of:
  • Safety professionals, with some college coursework, currently working in the military, law enforcement, corrections, fire science, homeland security, or emergency fields (i.e. police officers, firefighters, EMTs, first responders, correctional officers, homeland security personnel), and
  • Associate Degree graduates with prior public safety education in criminal justice, law enforcement technology, fire science, emergency medical technology, or the military.
Program advantages include:
  • Convenience - Online courses fit your busy schedule.
  • Speed - Complete a course in just 5 weeks
  • Flexibility - Apply previously earned credits, work experience, and standardized test results toward your individualized degree.
Degree Requirements

Students at Charter Oak State College work with an Academic Counselor to complete their degree based on their own unique academic and professional goals.  As such, the degree completion credit options vary depending on individual choice.  However, all degrees require a minimum of 120 credits. Credit requirements can be fulfilled by:

  • Completing Charter Oak's online courses,
  • Transferring credits from classroom-based and online courses offered by regionally accredited colleges and universities, including up to 90 community college credits,
  • Completing college-level fire, police or military training, or
  • Proving prior learning through portfolio assessment or college-level examinations such as CLEP and DANTES.

In addition to all general educational and liberal arts requirements, an "Academic Concentration" (36 credits) is also required to earn a bachelor's degree from Charter Oak State College.  Students can fulfill the Public Safety Administration concentration by completing Charter Oak's public safety concentration courses.

The concentration plan of study (CPS) is the tool you will use to plan your degree completion program. The Public Safety Administration CPS forms offer information on how subject requirements can be met.

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