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Undergraduate Associate Degree Programs

Degree Offerings

Charter Oak State College offers a range of majors under the Associate in Science, and Associate in Arts degrees.

The distinction between a degree in "Arts" and a degree in "Science" is the number of Liberal Arts and Sciences credits required. Liberal Arts and Sciences include subjects within the areas of humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences. Subjects not included in the category of Liberal Arts and Sciences are those of a technical, professional, or occupationally-oriented nature. In other words, subjects involving the application of knowledge to particular activities such as business, technology, health care, social services and teaching are not considered Liberal Arts. A candidate who meets the requirements for a degree in "Arts" has the option of receiving the degree in "Science" instead.

Associate Degrees

Early Childhood Education Major

An Associate in Science degree in Early Childhood Education requires 61 credits. Sixty (60) credits must be liberal arts and the general education requirements must be met. The major is printed on the official transcript, but not the diploma.

Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education:

  1. General Education requirements must be met.

    Students enrolled in this degree are exempt from the Global requirement and must complete either the US History/Government or Non-US History or Culture requirement.

  2. Electives added to General Education to bring total credits to 61.

General Studies Major

A General Studies Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science degree requires a minimum of 60 total credits. For the degrees of Associate in Arts at least 45 of the credits must be in the Liberal Arts and Sciences; for the degrees of Associate in Science at least 30 of the credits must be in the Liberal Arts and Sciences. Associate degree students must also meet the general education requirements.The major is printed on the official transcript, but not the diploma.

Associate in Arts and Associate in Science in General Studies:

  1. General Education requirements must be met.
  2. Electives added to General Education to bring total credits to 60.