Undergraduate Degree Programs at UConn Waterbury

UConn Waterbury students can complete select bachelor's degree programs at the Waterbury campus. The following degree opportunities enable students to pursue their academic and career goals while staying at the Waterbury campus:


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.

General Studies

Degree offered: Bachelor of General Studies

The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) program is a customized, interdisciplinary degree that provides students with options to choose the right academic program that fits their lifestyles. The BGS program is designed for adult learners who have an associate's degree or earned 60 or more credits from an accredited institution. The BGS program does not have traditional departmental majors. Instead, the BGS student will create a plan of study to take approved courses from many different disciplines. Also, the BGS student can choose to concentrate in a specific field of study.

Business and Technology

Degree offered: Bachelor of Science in Business and Technology

The Business and Technology program combines a general business education with a special emphasis on the application of technology to modern-day business problems. This degree prepares future business leaders for the business and technological challenges of today's marketplace.

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.


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.

American Studies

Degree offered: Bachelor of Arts in American Studies

The American Studies program promotes an awareness of the complex cultural, political, and economic structures at the root of the social organizations that have existed throughout the history of the Western Hemisphere . Students may examine the ways in which literary and visual artists have articulated contemporary cultural concerns, or issues of cultural and ethnic diversity and environmental awareness. Students explore course work in History, English, Political Science, Economics, Law, Sociology and Anthropology. This program is currently offered through UConn's Tri-Campus. Students take classes at all three tri-campus locations: Waterbury , Torrington and Greater Hartford.



Degree offered: Bachelor of Arts in English

The study of English involves training in reading, writing and reasoning. UConn's English major offers students a traditional liberal arts background. Through the mastery of language, students are prepared to express themselves and their ideas to a variety of audiences. The study of literature will expose students to different viewpoints and experiences. Such insight teaches you how audiences receive messages differently.