Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011
Cooperative (Interinstitutional) Programs
CCSU/Tunxis Community College Honors Computer Science/Mathematics Program
Under the provisions of a signed articulation agreement with Central Connecticut State University, graduates of Tunxis Community College who have successfully completed this program with a grade point average of 2.70 or better may enter the University, as third-year students, into the School of Arts and Sciences,* applying their credits toward one of these degree programs:
- BS in mathematics for secondary teaching certification
- BS in computer science honors
- BS in computer science alternative
Prospective students must complete the required admission process. For more information, contact Professor Laura Gambino, Tunxis Community College (860-255-3651), CCSU Professor Bradley Kjell, chair, Department of Computer Science (860-832-2717), or CCSU Professor Jeffrey McGowan, chair, Department of Mathematical Sciences (860-832-2850).
*subject to space availability
State College/University Reciprocity Program
Under certain conditions, CCSU students may take courses at another state college or university without paying additional tuition. Only courses not offered at CCSU may be taken, and courses must be applicable to a student's degree. Students pay for books and any course or lab fees.
Admission to the courses will be on a space-available basis within pre-established class limits. To be eligible, CCSU students must be Connecticut residents and have paid maximum tuition and fees for full-time study. A dean and/or department chair may need to verify a student's qualifications for a course.
Interested students should contact the Registrar's office for more information.
Hartford Consortium for Higher Education
This program, sponsored by the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, allows undergraduate students at CCSU to cross-register for courses at other local campuses for selected courses in environmental studies, international studies, modern and classical languages, religious studies, urban studies, and women's studies. Courses are available at Capital Community College, Goodwin College, Hartford Seminary, Saint Joseph College, Trinity College, University of Connecticut-Hartford, Saint Thomas Seminary, and University of Hartford. Use of consortium courses for meeting general education requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
To be eligible, a student must be a full-time undergraduate at a participating institution. No tuition or registration fee is paid by the student to the host school. Transportation, books, and lab fees are the responsibility of the student. Courses taken through the Hartford consortium are considered institutional credit; therefore, the grades appear on the transcript, affect the GPA, and apply towards residency graduation requirements and graduation honors. Central Connecticut State University students may cross-register for no more than two courses each semester.
Students may obtain a brochure containing eligible courses and cross-registration forms at the CCSU registrar's office. For more information, visit the consortium web site at www.hartfordconsortium.org.
Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)
Army and Air Force ROTC programs are offered to CCSU students at University of Connecticut's main campus at Storrs. Class instruction occurs on the UConn campus; however, the courses are considered to be those of Central Connecticut State University. Registration is done in the same manner as other CCSU courses, via the web. Final grades will appear on the CCSU transcript and are included in the calculation of the CCSU GPA. Upon completion of course work at the end of each semester, ROTC students need to request that an official transcript be sent from UConn to the CCSU office of the Registrar.
Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC)
Air Force ROTC is offered to Central Connecticut State University students at UConn's main campus at Storrs.
CCSU students may pursue a commission as an officer in the United States Air Force. The 100- and 200-level courses carry no military obligation and are open to all students. The 200-level courses have prerequisites and require permission of the appropriate instructor.
Qualified students may compete for scholarships that pay up to full tuition and fees, plus tax-free stipends of $250 to $500 per month, and $600 per year toward books.
Students must complete at least three years of ROTC prior to graduation. Students commute to Storrs for classes on Thursday afternoons.
Interested students should contact the Air Force ROTC office at 860-486-2224 or visit the website at www.airforce.uconn.edu.
For more information, contact AFROTC Dept. 115, 362 Fairfield Way U-2081, Storrs, CT 06269-2081.
CCSU students may pursue commissions in the Active Army, Reserve forces, or Guard forces. Army ROTC classes are offered at the UConn campus, located in Storrs. Army ROTC trains college students to become leaders and Army officers, and teaches the leadership and management skills needed to become leaders in the civilian sector and the skills to be a quality officer.
ROTC is a four-year program. The four-year on-line application can be found at www.armyrotc.com. Applicants who wish to receive four-year scholarships are encouraged to fill out the on-line application prior to entering as freshmen. The first two years consist of one-credit military science classes. These classes are open to all students and incur no military obligation for students. Junior and senior cadets, upon contracting, take the three-credit class/lab once a week. Contracted cadets receive a scholarship that pays 100% tuition and fees (or up to $5,000 a semester towards room and board), as well as $1,200 a year for books and a monthly stipend of $300 to $500. A student who completes the program can be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Active Army, National Guard, or Army Reserves.
Army ROTC has two-, three- and four-year scholarships available. Juniors and graduate students can attend a four-week summer Leaders Training Course (LTC) and become eligible for a two-year scholarship. Information can be found at www.leaderstrainingcourse.com.
Students who are active members of the Connecticut Army National Guard receive free tuition at any state school, as well as $4,500 a year towards fees. National Guard cadets can combine their tuition waivers with ROTC National Guard scholarships and receive up to $5,000 a semester towards room and board regardless of whether they live on or off campus. These are Army benefits and do not apply to other branches of service. Army ROTC cadets are non-deployable until they have graduated from college.
Reserve soldiers from any branch of the military can break their current enlisted contracts in order to remain in school and can pursue an Active Duty Commission through Army ROTC.
For more information on ROTC, call Major Glenn A. Colby at 860-486-6081; email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.armyrotc.uconn.edu.
Air Force Aerospace Studies
AFAS 113 Aerospace Studies I 1
One 1-hour class period and one 2-hour leadership laboratory period. A survey course designed to introduce students to the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. Featured topics include mission and organization of the Air Force, officership and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, Air Force officer opportunities, group leadership problems, and an introduction to communication skills. Both semesters. One credit each semester.
AFAS 114 Aerospace Studies II 1
One 1-hour class period and one 2-hour leadership laboratory period. A survey course designed to facilitate the transition from Air Force ROTC cadet to Air Force ROTC officer candidate. Featured topics include Air Force history from the early 20th century through today, Air Force leaders, group leadership problems, and continuing application of communication skills. Both semesters. One credit each semester.
AFAS 123 Aerospace Studies III 3
Prereq.: Air Force Aerospace Studies I and II, and completion of field training. One 3-hour class period and one 2-hour leadership laboratory period. A study of leadership and quality management fundamentals, professional knowledge, leadership ethics, and communication skills required of an Air Force officer. Case studies are used to examine Air Force leadership and management situations as a means of demonstrating and exercising practical application of the concepts being studies. Both semesters. Three credits each semester.
AFAS 124 Aerospace Studies IV 3
Prereq.: Air Force Aerospace Studies III. One 3-hour class period and one 2-hour leadership laboratory period. Examines the national security process, regional studies, advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officership, military justice, civilian control of the military, preparation for active duty, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Within this structure, continued emphasis is given to the refinement of communication skills. Both semesters. Three credits each semester.
Aviation Ground School
AVGS 201 Aviation Ground School 3
Designed for private pilot applicants and students interested in acquiring an understanding of the principle of flight. Provides the necessary aeronautical knowledge for students preparing for the Federal Aviation Administration written test for private pilot certification. Meets the requirements for pilot applicants who must present evidence showing completion of a course of study (required by Federal Aviation regulations). One 3-hour class period per week for 12 weeks.
MISI 1101 General Military Science I - A 1
This introductory course focuses on the organization of the Army, values and ethical decision making, leadership doctrine, and communication. There are also opportunities for experience in land navigation, physical fitness, field training exercises, and drill and ceremony. One credit. One class period. No military obligation.
MISI 1102 General Military Science I - B 1
This introductory course focuses on the leadership development program, squad tactics, writing in the Army style, land navigation, after-action reviews, and the duties of officers, warrant officers, and NCOs. Students may also participate in land navigation labs, physical fitness training, field training exercises, and drill and ceremony. One credit. One class period. No military obligation.
MISI 1201 General Military Science II - A 1
This intermediate-level course focuses on operations orders, squad movement techniques, leadership doctrine, officer and NCO duties, risk assessment, and training the individual and the team. There are opportunities to participate in land navigation labs, physical fitness training, field training exercises, and drill and ceremony. One credit. One class period. No military obligation.
MISI 1202 General Military Science II - B 1
This intermediate-level course focuses on counseling and motivation techniques, leadership doctrine, squad tactics resolving ethical dilemmas, land navigation, military customs and traditions, and briefing on military history. There are also opportunities for experience in land navigation, physical fitness, field training exercises, and drill and ceremony. One credit. One class period. No military obligation.
MISI 3301 General Military Science III - A 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. One 3-hour class period, physical training sessions, and leadership laboratory. One weekend field training exercise. Leadership principles, techniques and the responsibilities of command. Military instruction techniques. Includes student class presentations.
MISI 3302 General Military Science III - B 3
Prereq.: Permission of the instructor. One 3-hour class period, physical training sessions, and leadership laboratory. One weekend field training exercise. Dynamics of small unit tactics and branches of the Army.
MISI 4401 General Military Science IV - A 3
Prereq.: Permission of the instructor. One 3-hour class period, physical training sessions, and leadership laboratory. One weekend field training exercise. Army staff organization, unit administration and management, logistics, military intelligence, leadership seminar, the international system, and strategic doctrine.
MISI 4402 General Military Science IV - B 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. One 3-hour class period, physical training sessions and leadership laboratory. One weekend field training exercise. Military law, obligations and responsibilities of an officer, contemporary human problems, and a staff ride.