The following information is for students who enroll in a degree program in the Fall 2016 or later.  For the previous General Education core, including a list of “L” and “D” courses, click here.

The General Education core at Middlesex Community College offers students a comprehensive and vibrant curriculum which builds the foundation for lifelong learning.  To that end, our course offerings provide students rich learning experiences meant to develop their abilities to think critically, communicate clearly — orally and in writing — use quantitative and scientific reasoning practically, understand and navigate information and use it effectively, and value others through an appreciation of human differences.  General Education at Middlesex prepares students for their shared responsibilities as global citizens and to thrive in and contribute to an increasingly information dependent society.

Transfer Programs and CSCU Pathways

This information is for students who enroll in a transfer-oriented Associate Degree program or CSCU Transfer Pathway in the Fall 2016 semester and later.

As of the Fall 2016 semester, the General Education Requirements will align with the General Education Common Core Competencies adopted by the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities System.  The new General Education Core is part of the Transfer Articulation Program designed to ensure seamless transfer from a Connecticut Community College to a Connecticut State University or Charter Oak State College.

While at Middlesex, students must complete 30-31 credits of general education courses that are designated as fulfilling a set of common core competencies — in addition to 30-31 credits of degree requirements in their major.

Students in a CSCU Transfer Pathway Program will complete the first 60-63 credits at a community college and the final 60-63 credits in the same field at a CSU.  The Transfer Articulation Program ensures that all of the Associate Degree credits will transfer, students will enter the university with junior (3rd year) status, and they will need to complete no more than 60-63 additional credits to earn a Bachelor’s degree.

3 credits ENG*101 Composition
3 credits Written Communication
3 credits Oral Communication
3 credits Aesthetic Dimensions
3-4 credits Quantitative Reasoning
MUST be a course with a prerequisite of MAT*137/MAT*137E, or placement above MAT*137
3 credits Historical Knowledge
6 credits
(2 courses)
Social Phenomena
6-8 credits
(2 courses)
Scientific Reasoning
Scientific Knowledge & Understanding
One course MUST be a laboratory science course
30-33 credits Total

Students matriculating in the Fall 2016 semester and beyond are no longer required to take “D” and “L” courses as previously mandated at Middlesex Community College.

ADVISING

Students should consult advisors about academic problems, changes in academic plans and graduation requirements.

Career-Oriented Programs

Guidelines for fulfilling General Education Core Competencies for Career-Oriented Degree Programs (for students matriculating in the Fall 2016 semester)

Students must complete 21-23 credits of general education courses that are designated as fulfilling a set of common core competencies — in addition to 39-45 credits of degree requirements in their major.

3 credits ENG*101 Composition
6 credits Any two courses chosen from among those designated as fulfilling the following General Education Core Competencies:

3 credits Aesthetic Dimensions
3-4 credits Quantitative Reasoning
3 credits Social Phenomena
3-4 credits Scientific Reasoning
OR
Scientific Knowledge & Understanding
21-23 credits Total

Students matriculating in the Fall 2016 semester and beyond are no longer required to take “D” and “L” courses as previously mandated at Middlesex Community College.