Majors and Concentrations (Fields of Study)
Majors that can be completed using COSC courses exclusively:
General Studies with these concentrations can be completed using COSC courses exclusively:
The following concentrations in the General Studies major can be completed by combining
Charter Oak's online courses and other sources of credit, such as credit transferred
from regionally accredited institutions or testing:
Customized Concentrations in the General Studies Major
We also offer two customized concentrations in Individualized Studies and Liberal
Studies. Depending on the areas of focus, these may be completed using Charter Oak
State College online courses exclusively.
The Individualized Studies concentration option allows you to combine professional
studies with the liberal arts and sciences into a cohesive course of study. The key
to receiving approval for this concentration is your ability to explain the rationale
underneath the proposed concentration and its relation to your career and/or personal
The Liberal Studies concentration is composed of traditional liberal arts disciplines
found in the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences and mathematics.
Again, you will be able to pursue this concentration only if you are able to clearly
explain the rationale behind the proposed concentration and its relation to your career
and/or personal goals.
*A bachelor's degree in General Studies at Charter Oak requires you to complete a
concentration, which consists of a minimum of 36 credits in one or more fields of study. This enables
you to personalize your degree based on your specific career goal. To learn more about
each concentration, please click the links below. Students preparing to graduate with
a bachelor's degree must complete a concentration capstone experience with Charter
Oak State College earning a grade of "C" or higher. The purpose of this experience
is to demonstrate mastery of the learning outcomes in the chosen concentration. This
requirement may not be met with a course transferred from another institution.
For "Concentration Basics", please see the Degree Completion page.