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Brookdale Community College    
  Feb 25, 2018
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]



Earn Your Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree through the Communiversity at Brookdale Community College

The Communiversity is a six-member partnership of New Jersey colleges and universities, led by Brookdale Community College. Over 30 degree options are brought right here to Monmouth County by Georgian Court University, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

The Communiversity has something for everyone. Whether you are studying for your Associate degree, a recent graduate, or returning to school after many years away, the Communiversity has something for you.

How does a Communiversity Bachelor’s degree work? Brookdale offers the first- and second-year courses required to earn an Associate degree, which then transfers to specific Bachelor’s degrees offered at the Communiversity. The partner colleges offer the third and fourth year of the Bachelor’s degree, mostly provided at Brookdale’s Wall Twp. location. The Bachelor’s degree is granted by the partner college

To get started students should attend an Open House, Communiversity 101 Information Session or meet with a Communiversity advisor. Call (732)280-7090 ext. 3, e-mail or visit for more information.  Join the Communiversity community on the Brookdale portal.

Degree Pathways at the Communiversity

A Degree Pathway is the most direct sequence of programs Communiversity students can follow to progress from Associate through Graduate-level degrees. Other degree pathways may be possible; students are encouraged to speak with their counselor.

  Associate Degrees Bachelor’s Degrees and Certificates Master’s Degrees and Graduate Certificates

Business Pathway Business Administration AA Accounting BS Business Administration MBA
    Business Administration BA Accounting MS
    Finance BS  
    Management BS  
    Marketing BS  

Public Safety  Criminal Justice AS Criminal Justice BS, BA National Security Studies MS
  Pathway   National Security BS  
    Fire Science BS  

Education Pathway Education AA Dual Elementary Education / Administration and Leadership
      Special Ed BA   (Principal/ School
        Administrator Certificate) MA
    Elementary Education BA Modified Alternate Route P-3
    Early Childhood Education BA Education (Teacher Certification)
      Elementary Education and
        Teacher of Students with
        Disabilities Certification
      Education Technology (MA)
      Associate School Library Media
        Specialist Certification
      School Library Media Specialist

Health Sciences Nursing AAS Accelerated BSN Nursing MS
  Pathway   Nursing BS Graduate School Nurse
    School Nurse Certificate   Certificate

Information Computer Science AS Information Systems BA Information Systems MS
  Technology   Information Technology BS Professional/Technical
  Pathway       Communications MS
      Engineering Management MS
      Information Technology &
        Engineering Certificates

Liberal Arts Pathway AAS (any) Liberal Studies BA  
  AAS (any) Labor & Employment Relations  
  Humanities AA Labor & Employment Relations Liberal Studies MA
    (Liberal Ed Option)   BS  
  Social Science AA Labor & Employment Relations  
  Humanities AA English BA  
    (English Option)    
  Social Sciences AA Political Science BA  
    (Political Science Option)    
  Social Sciences AA Psychology BA  
    (Psychology Option)    
  Math/Science AS Public Health BS  
  Human Services AS Social Work BA  
  Human Services AAS Social Work BA  

Information on Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees

Business Degrees

Bachelor’s Degrees

Accounting BS

The accounting program prepares students to pursue careers in public or private accounting and includes the broader business competencies required to succeed in other functional areas of organizations. It provides the background for advanced study in accounting, an M.B.A. program, or a law degree. The curriculum also prepares students to sit for the Certified Public. To meet the educational requirements for CPA licensure in New Jersey, however, students will need 150 hours of college credits. Toward that end, students may opt to take additional undergraduate courses or combine the undergraduate program with the Master of Science in Accounting.

Offered by New Jersey City University.

Finance BS

The finance specialization prepares students for managerial positions in finance. These include credit managers, bank managers, portfolio managers, foreign currency specialists, commodity analysts, trust managers, stock brokerage account executives and investment advisors. Students specializing in finance will gain insights into how funds are raised and invested, assets and liabilities are managed, as well as gain an understanding of strategies for financial planning and control, and the role of financial institutions, instruments and domestic and international markets.

Offered by New Jersey City University.

Management BS

The management specialization combines fundamental management concepts and techniques with advanced applications in the functional and analytical areas of management. Students are prepared to pursue management opportunities in different types of organizations – including business, government, health services, and education – and to assume supervisory responsibilities in a functional unit.

Offered by New Jersey City University.

Marketing BS

The marketing program builds competencies in effective communications, analysis of consumer behavior, design of market research, and evaluation of product, price, place, and promotion. The curriculum prepares students to assume marketing responsibilities for products and services in different types of organizations, and also provides the broad entrepreneurial knowledge that is required to start a business.

Offered by New Jersey City University.

Business Administration BA

Course work in the Business Administration major covers a broad range of disciplinary areas in business intended to give students basic and advanced background in accounting, finance, management, information systems, and marketing. For example, within management, students will be exposed to human resource issues, multinational business aspects, and matters of management strategy and policy. The Business Administration major provides students with the skills needed to secure an entry-level position in the business world as well as the tools needed to move up the career ladder in any organization.

Offered by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey School of Business – Camden.

Master’s Degrees

Accounting MS (Fall 2011)

This online program is designed for business students with undergraduate degrees in accounting or other business fields. Program length for Bachelor’s in Accounting graduates: 33 credits; other business graduates: 46 credits. This ACBSP-accredited program provides excellent preparation for the CPA exam.

Offered by New Jersey City University.

Business Administration MBA
Saturday Program

This AACSB-accredited program was specifically designed for the busy professional so students graduate in approx. two years through Saturday classes. Up to 21 credits may be waived for advanced standing candidates.

Offered by Montclair State University.

Public Safety Degrees

Bachelor’s Degrees and Certificates

Criminal Justice BA

The program in Criminal Justice is a comprehensive interdisciplinary program that blends a strong liberal arts education experience with pre-professional instruction in the field of criminal justice. The program provides students with a rich understanding of crime and criminal justice in the United States and abroad. Graduates of the program are well-informed citizens on the subject of crime and justice, and are qualified for graduate study or for employment as practitioners in a variety of legal, policy-making, and law enforcements areas.

Offered by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Criminal Justice BS

The Criminal Justice BS combines professional studies in the fields of criminal justice, including law enforcement, courts, probation, corrections, parole, and juvenile justice. The degree program is designed for individuals who are currently involved in the fields of criminal and juvenile justice and students who seek careers in these areas. This is the only criminal justice program in New Jersey that has undergone a satisfactory Program Review by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Offered by New Jersey City University.

Fire Science BS

The Fire Science Program is the only university-based bachelor’s degree program in the State of New Jersey. This progressive, student-centered program is designed specifically to maximize student-learning, professional success, and career advancement. The curriculum is composed of courses recognized as pertinent for the comprehensive development of today’s firefighter.

Offered by New Jersey City University.

National Security Studies BS

The National Security Program is designed for individuals interested in the field of federal, state and local law enforcement, cyber security, and security management. The National Security Studies Department is a National Center of Academic Excellence recognized by the Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency, and offers the only degree of its kind in the state of New Jersey.

Offered by New Jersey City University.

Master’s Degrees

National Security Studies MS

This master’s program prepares students at the graduate level and allows students to specialize in three distinct areas:

  • National Security:
    Develop the ability to analyze the global complexities and implications of National Security policy, procedures, and operations.
  • Corporate Security:
    Develop your ability to analyze and synthesize organizational continuity, emergency response and risk management policy and procedures.
  • Information Assurance/Cyber Security:
    Develop the ability to analyze and apply principles of information assurance/cyber security.

Offered by New Jersey City University.

Education Degrees

Bachelor’s Degrees

Degrees leading to NJ Teacher Certification are offered on the Early Childhood and Elementary levels, with or without Special Education Endorsement.

BA Early Childhood Education, P-3 Certification

This bachelor’s degree program is designed to deepen the understanding and perfect the skills of teacher candidates planning to work with children from birth through eight years of age in a variety of child development and school settings. Early Childhood candidates must dual major in History. Brookdale’s Education AA Degree: Early Childhood Education Option is the preferred associate degree for this program.

Offered by New Jersey City University.

BA Elementary Education with K-5 Certification and 5-8 Subject Endorsement in History

This bachelor’s degree program prepares students for a career as a public or private school teacher in K - 8th grade. Students must dual major in History. Brookdale’s Education AA Degree: Elementary, Middle School, and Secondary Education Option is the preferred associate degree for this program.

Offered by New Jersey City University.

Dual Elementary/Special Education BA

K-5 plus Teacher of Students with Disabilities and optional Grades 5-8 Endorsement. This BA provides the broad academic, cultural, and practical experience that enables students to be effective teachers for inclusive K-5 or K-8 classrooms serving a diverse student population. Students pursue a dual major in education, PLUS Psychology (K-5, or K-5 plus 5-8 endorsement in another specific subject) or English (K-8). Students earn both elementary certification and teacher of students with disabilities endorsement, and may qualify for additional teacher of specific subject grades 5-8 endorsements by taking more elective courses.

Offered by Georgian Court University.

Master’s Degrees and Certificates

Administration and Leadership MA

This MA program is for teachers aspiring to become educational administrators. The program emphasizes leadership in an inclusive school community to provide enriched educational experiences for a diverse K-12 student population. Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to apply for a letter of eligibility with advanced standing as a principal, school administrator, school business administrator or those with three years of teaching experience may apply for a NJ supervisor certificate.

Offered by Georgian Court University.

P-3 Modified Alternate Route (MAR) Program

The Modified Alternate Route (MAR) Program provides the courses necessary for a teacher to apply for P-3 licensure through the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). The program consists of 6 courses which total 17 credits. This program is a non-degree and non-matriculated program and is approved for Financial Aid. The P-3 MAR program targets employed teachers (lead or assistant) in pre-kindergarten through third grade classrooms. Teacher must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

Offered by Montclair State University.

Education with Teacher Certification: Pre-Service Certificate or MA Elementary Education with Teachers of Students with Disabilities Certification (K-5)

Elementary Education, with Middle School Subject (5-8), and Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certifications

This MA program is designed for individuals seeking both preliminary teacher certification and a master’s degree in education. The program emphasizes the inclusive nature of schools and provides the students with opportunities to work with a diverse K-8 student population, thus earning both elementary certification and teacher of students with disabilities endorsement.

Offered by Georgian Court University.

Educational Technology, MA

This degree is designed to meet the needs of classroom teachers who want to apply technology to the learning process and/or for individuals wishing to develop leadership skills as site-based technology coordinators. The program is intended to develop a broad range of technological expertise while at the same time focusing clearly on the new way that technology is changing how students and educators create and understand knowledge. You will learn the new role of information, not as isolated facts but as building blocks to develop cognitive skills. Courses are project-based, and you will leave with projects that are applicable to your particular educational setting. The program is designed for beginners with little or no background in computing as well as for experienced computer users.

Offered by New Jersey City University.

School Library Media Specialist, MA & Associate School Library Media Specialist Certification

These programs are designed to offer you the opportunity to acquire the skills and competencies that will enable you to develop and coordinate school library media services. You will focus on the improvement of the learning process and instruction through the evaluation, selection, organization, and utilization of print and non-print resources and the technology related to their use. These programs provide growth opportunities for you to acquire a broad cultural and intellectual background. Courses are project-based, and you will leave with projects that are applicable to your particular educational setting. For the Associate SLMS Certification, the courses of study can be completed in five semesters. Courses will be held at the Communiversity and online.

Offered by New Jersey City University.

Information Technology Degrees

Bachelor’s Degrees

Information Systems BA (On-Line)

This program provides a solid foundation in the principles and applications of computing and information systems with considerable emphasis on information- systems topics, the sciences, mathematics and supporting interdisciplinary studies. Courses for this degree may be completed entirely on line or by mixing on line and in-person classes at the Communiversity.

Offered by New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Information Technology BS (On-Line)

The BS-IT Program prepares students to integrate, design, deploy and manage computing and telecommunication resources and services. Graduates will be ready to contribute to the development and evolution of technology infrastructures in organizations. Through core courses that provide fundamental knowledge and hands-on practice in information technology functions, system development, and applications, leading to specialty concentrations offering the breadth and depth of NJIT’s technology core, this interdisciplinary program is designed for students to develop a marketable expertise in an IT area of their choosing.

Offered by New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Master’s Degrees and Certificates

Engineering Management MS (On-Line)

This on-line program develops engineers and other technically trained individuals for leadership roles in a technologically based, project-oriented enterprise. The program focuses on interdisciplinary course work and research in order to provide students with an advanced background in both the theoretical and practical aspects of managing technical/engineering projects. Further, it provides broad-based knowledge and skills to succeed as organizational managers and project managers.

Offered by the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Information Systems MS (On-Line)

This on-line program emphasizes the planning, investigation, design, development, application and evaluation of information systems. It is designed for students who are interested in the application of information systems to business, physical sciences, social sciences, biological sciences, the arts, humanities and engineering.

Offered by the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

IT Certificates (On-Line)

These certificates are designed for professionals with completed Bachelor’s degrees who wish to continue their education by earning a 12-credit graduate certificate in Information Technology and Engineering.

  • Virtual Tools/Professional Comm
  • Information Systems Design
  • Information Systems Implementation
  • Internet Applications Development
  • Practice of Technical Communications
  • Project Management
  • Telecommunication Networking

All Graduate Certificate Programs may be applied directly to NJIT Master’s degrees.

Offered by the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Professional & Technical Communications MS (On-Line)

This on-line program prepares students for careers in the rapidly growing field of technical communication. The degree enables students to acquire an understanding of information technologies and to approach communication issues with problem-solving skills.

Offered by the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Liberal Arts Degrees

Bachelor’s Degrees

English BA

This English program includes a foundational research course, five upper-level period courses, and six credits of capstone courses providing an overview of all literature written in English. Graduates will be prepared for graduate study or for diverse career paths including lawyers, technology specialists, journalists, editors, writers, educators, and librarians.

Offered by Georgian Court University.

Labor and Employment Relations BS

The School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) announces a new degree completion program focused on issues in the workplace. The BS is designed so that students with associate’s degrees or equivalent credits can complete a bachelor’s degree through a flexible combination of online, weekend, evening, and/or off-campus courses. Daytime classes are also available.

Offered by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Liberal Studies BA

This degree incorporates a wide range of disciplines to develop students into life-long learners. The program graduates are capable of entering any number of job markets or continuing their education in an array of graduate degrees. Courses towards this degree are held at the Western Monmouth Branch Campus in Freehold.

Offered by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Political Science BA

The Department of Political Science at Rutgers University-Camden offers a wide range of courses that students have found useful in preparation for careers in law, government service, and public affairs, as well as for graduate studies in political science and public policy. The department curriculum is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of politics and government in the United States, foreign countries, and the international system. Courses are equally valuable for career-oriented majors and for students interested in developing a well-rounded liberal arts background.

Offered by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Psychology BA

This psychology program features the Mental Health and Human Services Option and is recommended for students pursuing employment in related mental health or human services settings. It is also recommended for students interested in pursuing graduate study in fields such as counseling and clinical psychology.

Offered by Georgian Court University.

Psychology BA

Psychology is the multidimensional scientific study of behavior and thought processes. Psychologists study the structure and function of the nervous system; basic processes such as sensation, perception, and cognition; and complex phenomena such as development, individual behavior, group dynamics, personality, and abnormal behavior. The psychology major provides students with a broad background for understanding behavior through exposure to theories and scientific research across a range of these subdisciplines. Students thus acquire the preparation necessary to pursue graduate training in clinical or research psychology or to enhance the pursuit of related professions such as education, social work, medicine, or criminal justice.

Offered by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Public Health BS

The public health major prepares students for graduate education in public health and for entry-level positions in a broad spectrum of private and public health organizations. Students receive a conceptual understanding of interrelated health, environmental, economic, educational, and social welfare issues. Completion of the public health major leads to a Bachelor of Science degree.

Offered by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Social Work BA

The major prepares students to enter social work, a profession with a long history of concern and action for the well-being of individuals, families, groups, and communities. Students are prepared for generalist practice, with emphasis on populations at risk. The department is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and includes academic coursework and supervised field practice. Graduates are eligible for certification by the New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners and also for advanced standing if they pursue graduate study in social work.

Offered by Rutgers University Newark-University College.

Master’s Degrees

Liberal Studies MA

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies is a unique degree program within the Rutgers Camden School of Arts and Sciences. The program provides students the opportunity for cross-disciplinary studies in a small classroom setting. It is a 30 credit hour (9 classes plus a capstone project) M.A. program offering a broad range of courses in literature, history, philosophy, religion, the social sciences, and the arts. It is intended to provide students with the kind of intellectual stimulation that comes from working with a highly qualified faculty of expert scholars in a variety of disciplines, and with fellow students from diverse backgrounds.

Offered by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Nursing Degrees

Bachelor’s Degrees and Certificates

Accelerated BSN

The FastTrack BSN program is an innovative educational opportunity for bachelor’s degree graduates to transition into the nursing role in only 12 months. Interested individuals with bachelor’s degrees who have completed the required prerequisite courses are invited to apply to the program. Once admitted, students will take the courses that qualify them to take the licensing examination to become a registered nurse (RN).

Offered by New Jersey City University.

Nursing BSN

In response to the rapid change in the healthcare environment, NJCU offers registered nurses with an AS, AAS or a Diploma in nursing an opportunity to enhance their professional potential by obtaining their BSN.  The quality of the program rests in a number of factors including, a sound curriculum, personal attention to every student, reasonable tuition, and excellent teaching.  Classes are offered at the Wall Township Communiversity in a condensed day or evening schedule, one day a week.  In addition, Nursing courses are offered twelve months per year and NJCU faculty are committed to mentoring RN’s and  providing them with the support they need to complete their BSN in a timely manner.

Offered by New Jersey City University 

Nursing BS

This degree is for registered nurses with either AAS degrees or hospital school diploma to increase their career potential while attending classes part time. Classes are offered on line or in the evenings at the Western Monmouth Branch Campus. Courses requiring laboratory facilities are offered at the Brookdale campus in Lincroft.

Offered by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

School Nurse Certificate

This certificate program is designed for professional registered nurses who wish to be certified in school nursing in the State of NJ. Certification is offered as a post-baccalaureate program for registered nurses with a BA, BS or BSN and/or as a minor for registered nurses pursuing a baccalaureate degree.

Offered by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.


School Nurse Graduate Certificate

In response to the growing demand for certified school nurses, the Health Science Department offers a graduate program in school nurse certification that leads to state certification. Completion of this program, approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education meets the requirements for the standard Educational Services Certificate Endorsement as a Certified School Nurse. This endorsement authorizes the holder to perform nursing services and to teach in areas related to health in public schools in grades pre-K to 12. Applicants must hold a current NJ Registered Nurse license and a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Offered by New Jersey City University.