Why Choose CCSU?

Academic Programs

CCSU's academic programs are student-centered — designed to respond to your needs. Academic counselors will help you choose from more than 100 majors.

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CCSU offers four undergraduate degree programs:

BA — Bachelor of Arts

BS — Bachelor of Science

BFA — Bachelor of Fine Arts

BSN — Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Special Programs

Honors Program

One of the many reasons many of Connecticut's top students have been enrolling at CCSU is our innovative Honors Program. Qualified students experience the extraordinary experience offered by the Program's team-taught courses on the three areas of study (Western Culture, Science & Society, and World Cultures). Honors students also take part in a variety of activities, including special concerts, performances, lectures, and field trips, and are eligible for half- and full-merit scholarships.

"The Honors classes are great! I took a course about zombies, a course about pseudoscience, an Asian politics course, and a Greek and Roman literature course. There is prestige about the program that makes you excited to be a part of it!"

Ian Mangione, Class of 2013

Pre-Health & Pre-Law

Interested in health care or the law? You can work with the Pre-Health Professional Advisory Committee to prepare for careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, and related fields in the health sciences to develop an academic program that will help you get into the appropriate school.

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If you're interested in going to law school, you can work with one of our team of pre-law advisors to develop an academic plan to take you to the front door of some of best law schools in the nation.

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What You Can Do With A Degree From CCSU

Where will you go and what will you do when you graduate from CCSU? Here's what a few of our graduates have done. Let their success inspire yours!

Carol A. Ammon '73, founder and CEO, Endo Pharmaceuticals, $4 billion company; noted educational and healthcare philanthropist

Carmen Espinosa '71, Connecticut's first Latina State Supreme Court Justice

Phil Barnett '97 & Will Quijano '97 had a great idea as enterprising students at CCSU and they turned it into the 
award-winning Hartford Restaurant Group, a franchise of nine 
family-friendly restaurants

Tamika Knight '00, 5th-grade teacher in the Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School, she was named the 2012 Milken Educator Award winner, one of the most prestigious teaching awards in the nation

Kate Callahan '13, indie singer/songwriter who has released two CDs and performs throughout the northeast

Kenneth R. Champion '79, Program Director & Deputy to Executive Director of United Nations $2.1 billion renovation. Other projects include renovations of Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center 

Mike Ryan '85, Head Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist, NFL, Jacksonville Jaguars

John A. Kelmelis '76, Professor of International Affairs, Pennsylvania State University

Scott Pioli '88, Super Bowl Champion, Leading NFL Executive, 
& NBC Football Commentator

Dr. Jannette L. Carey '77, Professor of Chemistry, Biophysics 
& Structural Biology, Princeton University

Bill Berloni '89, Tony Award Winning Animal Trainer

Troy McMullen '89, Journalist, ABC News

Bianca Shinn '03, Counselor, Permanent Mission of Haiti to the United Nations

Judy Willis '71, Senior VP Business Affairs, Mattel Corporation. She led the negotiations in the licensing agreement for the Harry Potter franchise and WWE

Mike Bissonette '01, co-star in web series, "The Cutting Room," and video editor for Ron Howard documentary, "Unsung Heroes"

Erin Brady '10, Miss USA 2013