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Charter Oak celebrated Constitution Day 2015 with Online Lecture
History professor Dr. Richard Gerber presented "The 14th Amendment - Then & Now"

Learning Studio Nights @ Charter Oak: Work, Study, Engage
Need to study away from distractions? Come to our Learning Studio Nights! Study, work, & get academic coaching! Events on 10/14, 10/28 & more!

Charter Oak State College Enrollment Up 38%
The College's current enrollment is now at 2,836 students with over 2,000 of those students registered for online courses.

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.

Charter Oak Launches Health Care Major
New major focuses on health care workforce

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

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

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.