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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

Charter Oak State College Commencement set for June 1, U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy to speak
2014 Commencement date, speaker announcement

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

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education
Our offices will be closed on Monday, September 1st for Labor Day.

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.

Individualized Studies
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 goals.

Liberal Studies
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.