Western Connecticut State University requires at least 120 semester hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at WCSU, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. WCSU accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, WCSU has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 51% of students who start college at WCSU complete all the credits required within six years.
WCSU offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: WCSU may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
WCSU has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with WCSU directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, WCSU students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at WCSU.
Student Designed Majors
WCSU allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
WCSU does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at WCSU
At WCSU, students are not permitted to double major, and must choose just one area of study to focus on.
✅ WCSU does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ WCSU has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ WCSU offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ WCSU offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.
❌ WCSU does not require an internship for any students.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While WCSU does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.
The main library on campus is the Ruth Haas Library and there is one other library on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
WCSU does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does WCSU have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every school. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
WCSU has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at WCSU include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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