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Charter Oak State College Official Catalog

Undergraduate Bachelor's Degree Programs

Degree Offerings

Charter Oak State College offers a range of majors under the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of 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.

Bachelor Degrees

Business Administration Major

Charter Oak State College offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. The major is printed on the official transcript, but not the diploma.

A Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration requires 120 credits. Thirty (30) credits must be upper level; 60 credits must be liberal arts; and a minimum of 40 must meet the general education requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration:

  1. General Education requirements must be met.
  2. Major: 45 credits
  3. Electives and prerequisites added to General Education and Major requirements bring total credits to 120.

Criminal Justice Major

Charter Oak State College offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. The major is printed on the official transcript, but not the diploma.

A Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice requires 120 credits. Thirty (30) credits must be upper level; 60 credits must be liberal arts; and a minimum of 40 must meet the general education requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice:

  1. General Education requirements must be met.
  2. Major: minimum of 42 credits
  3. Electives and prerequisites added to General Education and Major requirements bring total credits to 120.

Cyber Security Major

Charter Oak State College offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Cyber Security. The major is printed on the official transcript, but not the diploma.

A Bachelor of Science degree in Cyber Security requires 120 credits. Thirty (30) credits must be upper level; 60 credits must be liberal arts; and a minimum of 40 must meet the general education requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security:

  1. General Education requirements must be met.
  2. Major: 45 credits
  3. Electives and prerequisites added to General Education and Major requirements bring total credits to 120.

Early Childhood Education

Charter Oak State College offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. The major is printed on the official transcript, but not the diploma.

A Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education requires 120 credits. Thirty (30) credits must be upper level; 60 credits must be liberal arts; and a minimum of 40 must meet the general education requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education:

  1. General Education requirements must be met.
  2. Major: 48-57 credits
  3. Electives and prerequisites added to General Education and Major requirements bring total credits to 120.

General Studies Major

Charter Oak State College offers Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degrees in General Studies. The degree earned is either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science with a major in General Studies and a concentration in one or more specific subjects. The major and concentration are printed on the official transcript, but not the diploma.

A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree requires a minimum of 120 credits total. For the Bachelor of Arts at least 90 credits must be in the liberal arts; 60 in the Bachelor of Science. Thirty (30) credits must be upper level.

Bachelor of Arts in General Studies:

  1. General Education requirements must be met.
  2. Concentration: minimum of 36 credits
  3. Electives added to General Education and Concentration to bring total credits to 120. (A minimum of 90 of the credits must be liberal arts subjects.)

Bachelor of Science in General Studies:

  1. General Education requirements must be met.
  2. Concentration: minimum of 36 credits
  3. Electives added to General Education and Concentration to bring total credits to 120. (A minimum of 60 of the credits must be in liberal arts subjects.)

Health Care Administration Major

Charter Oak State College offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration. The major is printed on the official transcript, but not the diploma.

A Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration requires 120 credits. Thirty (30) credits must be upper level; 60 credits must be liberal arts; and a minimum of 40 must meet the general education requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration:

  1. General Education requirements must be met.
  2. Major: 36 credits (42 credits including corequisites)
  3. Electives and prerequisites added to General Education and Major requirements bring total credits to 120.

Health Information Management Major

Charter Oak State College offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management. The major is printed on the official transcript, but not the diploma.

A Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management requires 120 credits. Thirty (30) credits must be upper level; 60 credits must be liberal arts; and 40 must meet the general education requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management:

  1. General Education requirements must be met.
  2. Major: 51 credits
  3. Electives and prerequisites added to General Education and Major requirements bring total credits to 120.

Public Safety Administration Major

Charter Oak State College offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Safety Administration. The major is printed on the official transcript, but not the diploma.

A Bachelor of Science degree in Public Safety Administration requires 120 credits. Thirty (30) credits must be upper level; 60 credits must be liberal arts; and a minimum of 40 must meet the general education requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice:

  1. General Education requirements must be met.
  2. Major: minimum of 36 credits
  3. Electives and prerequisites added to General Education and Major requirements bring total credits to 120.

Psychology Major

Charter Oak State College offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. The major is printed on the official transcript, but not the diploma.

A Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology requires 120 credits. Thirty (30) credits must be upper level; 60 credits must be liberal arts; and a minimum of 34 must meet the general education requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology:

  1. General Education requirements must be met.
  2. Major: minimum of 39 credits
  3. Electives and prerequisites added to General Education and Major requirements bring total credits to 120.

Sociology Major

Charter Oak State College offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. The major is printed on the official transcript, but not the diploma.

A Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology requires 120 credits. Thirty (30) credits must be upper level; 90 credits must be liberal arts; and a minimum of 40 must meet the general education requirements.

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology:

  1. General Education requirements must be met.
  2. Major: minimum of 39 credits
  3. Electives and prerequisites added to General Education and Major requirements bring total credits to 120.