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Undergraduate Degree Programs at UConn Torrington

UConn Torrington students can complete select bachelor's degree programs at the Torrington, Waterbury and West Hartford Campuses.

American Studies

Degree offered: Bachelor of Arts in American Studies

The American Studies program provides students with an interdisciplinary introduction to United States culture and society, past and present. Students critically examine and analyze the social history, literature, institutions, and cultures that make up the varied experiences of Americans. The Program's flexibility allows students to design their own course of study; the selection of one of four tracks (areas of concentration) enables each student to develop a focus for their course work. All classes needed toward earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies are available at the three area UConn locations: Waterbury , Torrington and Greater Hartford.


The Bachelor of Arts degree in English, based in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is designed to develop students’ writing and critical thinking skills required for literary interpretation.  English is one of the largest departments at UConn, and takes pride in the breadth and excellence of its programs.  Students are eligible for the Department’s London Program as well as Study Abroad Programs throughout the world.

Much of the Department’s research is designed to advance knowledge about literature and the cultures from which it has emerged, and to extend the critical approaches and historical perspectives through which literature can be understood and enjoyed.

The bachelor’s degree prepares students for professional opportunities as editorial assistants, technical writers, promotion assistants, newspaper reporting, and management trainees – to name but a few.  Graduate students often enter the fields of teaching, literary criticism, research, and writing.

General Studies

Degree offered: Bachelor of General Studies

The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) program is an interdisciplinary major where students will take courses from many different disciplines.  The program is designed for individuals who have an Associate’s Degree  or who have earned 60 or more credits from a regionally accredited institution.  A BGS student may choose a specific theme or choose any minor the University offers or may choose to do both.  Graduates may pursue graduate programs in many fields such as a Master’s of Social Work, Master’s in Business Administration, Master’s in Education, Law School, Ministry, etc. 

Human Development and Family Studies

Degree offered: Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies

The Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) program focuses on the well-being and healthy development of individuals and families over the lifespan, including dynamic relations within the family as well as the family's interactions with broader social institutions. Students can concentrate in areas such as childhood and adolescence; family relationships; adult development and aging; or social policy and planning. Graduates may find jobs such as a community social worker, court liaison or public relations specialist.

For more information see : Information page for Torrington HDFS Majors


Degree offered: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The Psychology program provides a liberal arts education that encourages students to develop critical thinking and analytical skills adaptable to diverse career paths. Students investigate human development, therapy techniques and the connections between the mind and behavior. UConn's Psychology program includes the study of the Social Science and Natural Science perspectives in psychology while emphasizing research and field experience. Career options include counseling, benefits administration and human resources.

Urban and Community Studies

Degree offered: Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Community Studies

The Urban and Community Studies program prepares students to better understand the challenges and opportunities of urban life from the local to the global level. Students participate in strengthening the institutional and social fabric of communities through creative, hands-on community involvement.

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