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Brookdale Community College    
 
    
 
  Oct 24, 2017
 
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communiversity



 

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

The Communiversity is a 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, New Jersey City University, 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 Township location. The Bachelor’s degree is granted by the partner college.

To get started students should attend an Open House, a Communiversity 101 Information Session or meet with a Communiversity advisor. Call (732) 280-7090 ext. 3, e-mail info@njcommuniversity.org or visit www.njcommuniversity.org for more information.

Degree Pathways

A Degree Pathway is the most direct sequence of programs 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  
    Administration BA
Administration, Travel & Tourism BS
Accounting MS
    Finance BS  
    Management BS  
    Marketing BS  

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

         
Education Pathway Education AA Elementary, Middle School and Elementary Education with Teacher of Students with Administration and Leadership Administrator Certificate MA
     Secondary Education Option        Disabilities Cert BA

Elementary Education with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification MA


Health Science/Allied Health/Math/Science Nursing AAS Nursing BS Certificate Graduate School Nurse Certificate
  Pathway   RN - BSN  
 

 

 


 

Math/Science AS


Bachelor’s Degrees
Any BA or BS to

Accelerated Nursing BS
 

Public Health BS


Certificate - Graduate
School Nurse Certificate

 

Liberal Arts Pathway AAS (select) Liberal Studies BA  
    Labor Studies/Employment Relations BS  
 

Humanities AA Journalism Option
Humanities AA Media Studies Option


Journalism BA
 
   
  Humanities AA Liberal Ed Option Liberal Studies BA  
           
  Social Science AA Labor Studies/Employment Relations BS  
         
  Humanities AA English Option English BA  
         
  Social Sciences AA Political Science Option Political Science BA  
         
  Social Sciences AA Psychology Option Psychology BA  
         
       
  Human Services AS Pre Social Work Option Social Work BA  
       

Information on Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees

Business Degrees

BS Business, offered through New Jersey City University

Accounting - The accounting curriculum will prepare the student to pursue a career in either public or private accounting.  Other than federal agencies, major accounting firms in the area offer our students internships and job opportunities.  Several graduates in accounting opt for careers in other areas of business since the accounting specialization provides them useful skills that many businesses require.  Moreover, the accounting specialization provides the required background to those students planning on going into an M.B.A. or law degree.  The accounting curriculum also prepares students to sit for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination.  To meet the educational requirements to sit for the CPA examination in New Jersey, students will need 150 hours of college credits.  Therefore, the Undergraduate program combined with the Master of Science in Accounting (see below) is designed to meet those requirements.  Students planning to take the CPA examination may join the program not only to meet the requirements of the exam, but also to earn a master’s degree in accounting.  Brookdale’s Business Administration AA Degree:  Accounting Option is the preferred associate degree for this program. 

Administration/Travel & Tourism/International Business - This specialization provides business students with broad managerial and administrative skills that will enable them to obtain managerial positions in private and public organizations.  An advantage of the general business concentration is its unique breath in course content which prepares business graduates for establishing their own businesses.

Finance - The finance major 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.  The functions and responsibilities of financial managers define financial management.  While the specifics vary among organizations, some finance tasks are basic.  Funds are raised from external financial resources and allocated for different uses.  The flow of funds involved in the operations of an enterprise is monitored.  These key financial functions must be performed in all organizations - from business firms to government units or agencies, charitable groups and other nonprofit organizations.  Students specializing in finance, therefore, 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 markets and international markets.  Brookdale’s Business Administration AA Degree is the preferred associate degree for this program.

Management - The management specialization combines combines basic management courses, which stress fundamental management concepts and techniques, with advanced  fundamental management concepts and techniques, with advanced management courses in the functional and analytical areas within institutional specialties.  The rigorous combination produces a coordinated program in management education with two aims.  First, to educate all students in concepts and basic skills to different types of organizations – business, government, health services, education and insurance.  Management students can expect to work in management positions in personnel, insurance, production, banking, marketing, hotel and motel operations, restaurants, food distribution and management, retailing, government, and credit management.  Brookdale’s Business Administration AA Degree is the preferred associate degree for this program.

Marketing - The success or failure of a firm depends on the effectiveness of its marketing program. A firm will have little need for accountants, finance, production managers and so on if they cannot successfully market its products. The demand for marketers is soaring.  Thus, marketing has become one of the most important components of many businesses in the US.  Consequently, the marketing field generally offers lucrative career opportunities to many college graduates compared to other fields in business, liberal arts and sciences.  The marketing concentration also provides students broad entrepreneurial knowledge that is required to start a business.  The marketing concentration also provides students broad entrepreneurial knowledge that is required to start a business.  Brookdale’s Business Administration AA Degree is the preferred associate degree for this program.


BA Business Administration, offered through Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

The Business Administration Major is offered through Rutgers University School of Business - Camden.  Brookdale’s Business Administration AA is the preferred associate degree for this program.

 

Master’s Degrees

MS Accounting, offered through New Jersey City University

The Master of Science degree in accounting provides students with an opportunity to broaden and develop beyond the undergraduate level in critical thinking, writing and analytical skills.  The program is designed to  prepare students to integrate ethical principles into decision making, critically evaluate alternative solutions, articulate issues effectively, and solve complex problems.  The graduate program of study combined with the bachelor’s degree in accounting meets the current minimum educational requirements for the certified public accountant (CPA) license in New Jersey.  The CPA license is acknowledged internationally as a standard for accountants in public accounting and in the corporate environment.  The CPA license is a valuable credential for career progression and for broadcasting professional skills and perspective.

Public Safety Degrees

BA Criminal Justice, offered by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

The Criminal Justice Program (BA) is offered through the Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences (New Brunswick).  The program 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 enforcement areas.  Students with an earned associate degree (AA or AS only) from any accredited community college are eligible to apply to the Criminal Justice program.

BS Criminal Justice, offered by New Jersey City University

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.  Brookdale’s Criminal  Justice AS Degree is the preferred associate degree for this program.

BS Fire Science, offered by New Jersey City University

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.  Brookdale’s Criminal Justice AS Degree is the preferred associate degree for this program. 

BS National Security Studies, offered by New Jersey City University

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.  Brookdale’s Criminal Justice AS Degree is the preferred associate degree for this program. 

Education Degrees

Bachelor’s Degrees

BA in Elementary Education (K-5) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities (Special Education) Endorsement and optional (5-8) Specific Subject Endorsement with English or Psychology, offered through Georgian Court University

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-8) or English (K-8).  Students earn both elementary certification and teacher of students with disabilities endorsement, and may qualify for additional endorsements by taking additional elective courses.  Brookdale’s Education AA Degree: Elementary, Middle School, and Secondary Education Option is the preferred associate degree for this program.

Master’s Degrees and Certificates

MA in Administration and Leadership(Principal/School Administrator Certificate, offered through Georgian Court University

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.   For more information visit http://georgian.edu/academics/graduate/education.

MA in Education: Elementary Education K-6 with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement Option and Elementary Education K-6 with Middle School Subject Specific w/Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement Option, offered through Georgian Court University

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-6 student population, thus earning both elementary certification and teacher of students with disabilities endorsement.  For more information http://georgian.edu/academics/graduate/education.

Liberal Arts Degrees

Bachelor’s Degrees

BA English, offered by Georgian Court University

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.  Brookdale’s Humanities AA Degree English Option is the preferred associate degree for this program.

BS Labor and Employment Relations, offered by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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 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.  For more information http://smlr.rutgers.edu/labor-and-employment-relations/BS.

BA Liberal Studies, offered by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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. Brookdale’s Humanities AA Degree Liberal Education Option is the preferred associate degree for this program.  For more information visit http://wmhec.rutgers.edu/bachelor-arts-liberal-studies.

BA Journalism, offered by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

For information visit http://wmhec.rutgers.edu/journalism-and-media-studies.

BA Political Science, offered by Rutgers, The State University of new Jersey

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.  For information visit http://polisci.camden.rutgers.edu/.

BA Psychology, offered by Georgian Court University

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.  Brookdale’s Social Science AA Degree Psychology Option is the preferred associate degree for this program.  For more information visit

BA Psychology, offered by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

The Psychology program is offered through University College-Newark.  Psychology is the multidimensional scientific study of behavior and thought processes. Psychologists students learn 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 sub-disciplines. 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.  Students with an Associate degree (AA or AS only) from any accredited community college are eligible to apply for the Psychology program.  For information visit http://wmhec.rutgers.edu/bachelor-arts-psychology-0.

BA Social Work, offered by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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.  To learn more about the Social Work program, visit http://offcampus.rutgers.edu/social-work.

Nursing Degrees

Bachelor’s Degrees and Certificates

Accelerated BSN, offered by New Jersey City University

The Accelerated 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). 

BS Nursing, offered by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
 

This degree is for registered nurses with either AAS degrees or hospital school diplomas to increase their career potential while attending classes part time.  Classes are offered online.  Brookdale’s Nursing AAS Degree is the preferred associate degree for this program. For information click http://nursing.rutgers.edu/academics/RNtoBS/index.html.


RN-BSN, offered by New Jersey City University

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a 128 credit upper division program open only to Registered Nurses-from diploma programs, associate programs and/or foreign nurses who are licensed in their country of origin.  All RN students are required to obtain a current Registered Nurse License in the State of New Jersey before entrance to clinical courses.  The program is accredited by the National League of Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and approved by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing. For more information visit http://www.njcu.edu/nursing/rn-bsn/general-info.


Certificates

Graduate School Nurse Certificate, offered by New Jersey City University

In response to the growing demand for certified school nurses, the Health Science Department at New Jersey City University 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.