Residence Requirements for Degree

A minimum of 30 credits "in residence" is required for a bachelor's degree. Students transferring from any college are required to take at least 15 credits in their major field (at least 12 of which must be at at the 300 or above level)  and 9 credits in their minor field at Central Connecticut State University. Major and minor minimums are included in the 30-credit residence requirement. "In residence" means attending classes conducted on campus or under supervision of Central Connecticut State University. Effective for all students matriculating on or after Fall 2010 the residency requirement for earning a degree from CCSU are:

A minimum of 30 credits taken at CCSU. The major and minor residency requirements DID NOT CHANGE. They are still 15 credits in the major (at least 12 of which must be at the 300 or above level)  and 9 credits in the minor (except for School of Business: see below). For programs with no minor, the residency requirement is still 15 credits in the major. Programs in the School of Business require that at least 50% of the business credits needed for the business degree be earned and completed at Central Connecticut State University. In no case will a degree be granted unless a student is matriculated for a minimum of one year at the time of graduation. Any student has the option of completing the program requirements in effect during the catalog year when s/he entered the program or electing to abide by any new set of program or university requirements in a subsequent catalog year while the student remains in the program. Courses that do not Carry Credits toward Graduation: ENG 099 and MATH 099 are three-credit courses.  The grade awarded will be computed into a student's GPA, but the credits will not count towards the number of credits required for graduation.