Graduate Catalog 2010-12

Academic Schools

School of Arts and Sciences

The School of Arts and Sciences offers a wide range of liberal arts programs at the bachelor’s and master’s level, as well as certificate programs. Subject-matter majors for students in teacher education programs are provided by the academic departments within the school. Faculty in Arts and Sciences also have the primary responsibility for the University’s honors program, for providing developmental course work in basic skills and for the University’s general education program.

Faculty in Arts and Sciences are involved in research and other scholarly activities both on campus and in the community and state. Students have the opportunity to work with faculty in their research and to collaborate on projects relevant to their study. Certain programs require supervised clinical practica or field study experiences.


School of Business

The School of Business prepares undergraduates for entry-level positions in business organizations through programs in accounting, international business, finance, management, management information systems, and marketing.

Presently, the School does not offer any graduate programs.


School of Education and Professional Studies

Founded as the New Britain Normal School in 1849, Central Connecticut State University has a rich history and a longstanding tradition of excellence in the preparation of teachers. In the 21st century, CCSU’s School of Education and Professional Studies continues this tradition through its commitment to preparing leaders for service in our communities and, thus, offers not only teacher education programs of excellence, but also equally strong professional programs for educators and human service professionals in a broad range of fields. Graduate programs include a doctoral program in educational leadership (Ed.D.) and accredited master’s degree programs. Also offered are 6th-year certificate programs and several non-degree programs for the professional development of counselors, teachers, and administrators, e.g., Intermediate Administrator (092), Superintendent (093), Reading & Language Arts Certification, and Reading & Language Arts Consultant.

Undergraduate programs in the School of Education and Professional Studies include Nursing, Physical Education and Human Performance, Social Work, and Teacher Education. All undergraduate programs lead to a bachelor of science degree and are accredited by their respective professional organizations.


School of Engineering and Technology

Central Connecticut State University is unique in that it has the only School of Engineering and Technology within the Connecticut public university system. The School of Engineering and Technology offers programs in technology and engineering education, industrial technology, engineering, engineering technology, biochemistry, and biomolecular sciences, in addition to graduate programs in engineering technology, technology management, biomolecular sciences, construction management, and technology and engineering education.

Designated as a Center of Excellence by the State of Connecticut, the School provides state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, with an emphasis on computer-integrated design and manufacturing. The Institute for Technology and Business Development, supported in part by the business community, facilitates outreach and research.

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