2015-2016 Catalog 
    Dec 10, 2022  
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Transfer Opportunities

New Jersey Transfer Law

New Jersey passed a law, the Lampitt Bill, in September 2007 regarding transfer from New Jersey community colleges to New Jersey four-year public colleges. The law provides for transfer of up to 60-64 credits for AA and AS degree graduates, but there are rules and regulations.


  • The law applies to AA and AS (transfer) degree programs, not to AFA (transfer) or AAS (career) programs.
  • It is valid only for NJ public institutions.

    New Jersey State Colleges and Universities
    Kean University-Union, NJ
    Montclair State University-Montclair, NJ
    New Jersey City University-Jersey City, NJ
    Ramapo College of New Jersey-Mahwah, NJ
    The College of New Jersey-Ewing, NJ
    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey-Pomona, NJ
    Thomas Edison State College-Trenton, NJ
    William Paterson University of New Jersey-Wayne, NJ

    New Jersey Public Research Universities
    New Jersey Institute of Technology-Newark, NJ
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick, NJ
    Rowan University-Glassboro, NJ
  • Major to major transfer will work best under this law. If you change your mind about what you want to study after you transfer, you may not get credit for all of your courses.
  • Some majors at four-year colleges will take more than an additional two years to complete because program requirements are more than 120-128 credits (Architecture and Engineering are some examples).
  • The law does not guarantee that you will be accepted; transfer admission to a public four-year college is still competitive. Some majors require you to complete specific courses and require higher grade point averages to be eligible (Business, teaching programs, engineering are some examples)


  • Follow General Education requirements listed in this catalog carefully.
  • Choose your transfer major carefully.
  • Choose your transfer school(s) as soon as you possibly can.
  • Check your transfer school(s) program requirements (prerequisites and course level, etc.).


  • Your Brookdale Advisor/Counselor – Call The Advisement and Counseling Center at 732-224-2555 to make an appointment
  • The NJ Transfer Website at www.njtransfer.org
  • Brookdale’s website at www.brookdalecc.edu
  • Your chosen school(s) catalog/website

Transfer Programs

The Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.) and Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degree programs are designed for transfer to four-year colleges. These degrees give students grounding in their major fields of study, along with the general studies required of freshman and sophomores in four-year schools.

Many Brookdale graduates transfer to four-year colleges to obtain baccalaureate degrees, with the largest number being accepted by Rutgers, Monmouth University, Georgian Court University and New Jersey City University at the  NJ Coastal Communiversity at Wall. Students who plan to transfer should work closely with their counselor/advisor and should identify a major and potential transfer institution as early as possible.

Additional information can be found on the Transfer Resources/Articulation webpage at http://www.brookdalecc.edu/transfer-resources. Students will be able to review the New Jersey Transfer Law, articulation and dual admissions agreements as well as review general transfer information.

NJ Transfer

NJ Transfer is a website that provides information on transfer of community college courses to four-year institutions within the State. The initiative was developed jointly by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education and the New Jersey Presidents’ Council, and evolved from the Rutgers University transfer pilot program (ARTSYS). Its many features allow you to learn which community college courses transfer to participating NJ four-year institutions and how they satisfy baccalaureate degree requirements for specific majors.

The following four-year institutions in New Jersey are participating members of the NJ Transfer system: Berkeley College, Bloomfield College, Caldwell College, Centenary College, College of Saint Elizabeth, DeVry University, Drew University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Felician College, Georgian Court University, Kean University, Monmouth University, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Ramapo College, Richard Stockton College, Rider University, Rowan University, Rutgers University, Saint Peter’s College, Seton Hall University, The College of New Jersey, Thomas Edison State College, and William Paterson University.

The website address for NJ Transfer is located at: http://www.njtransfer.org. See your advisor or counselor for information on using the NJ Transfer System.

Transfer Agreements

In addition to NJ Transfer, the College has developed Transfer Agreements for one or more programs with the following out-of-state four year institutions: Drexel University, Goddard College, Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, Marymount Manhattan College, Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY), Monterey Institute of International Studies, The New School, Nova Southeastern University, Peirce College, Pennsylvania College of Technology and Savannah State University. Additionally, the College holds a transfer agreement with Pillar College in New Jersey and with American University Paris.  For specific information on transferability of courses and programs, see your counselor.

Dual Degree Program

The Dual Degree Program (DDP) is an agreement between Rutgers University and the 19 New Jersey community colleges. Through DDP, Rutgers offers a select group of first-year applicants the option of beginning their Rutgers career by enrolling at a New Jersey community college. Upon completion of an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science degree at Brookdale, DDP participants will be admitted to at least one college of Rutgers University provided a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 has been achieved in a Recommended Transfer Program. (See NJ Transfer). To be considered for this program, New Jersey high school students should complete a Rutgers application by the December 1st priority application date. Dual Degree Program students should work closely with their counselors to determine course selection and program requirements. 

Career Programs

The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree programs are career-related. Students receive education and training in the skills needed for employment, plus the general studies designed to turn out well-rounded employees. While some credits may transfer to four-year institutions, the A.A.S. programs are not designed for transfer.

Graduates of Associate in Applied Science Programs (A.A.S.) can transfer to baccalaureate degree programs designed to build upon the education provided by career programs. Brookdale maintains a partnership at the Freehold Campus with Rutgers University for the Liberal Studies Program and holds a Dual Admission Agreement with Georgian Court University which includes the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Arts and Sciences Degree. Both of these programs are designed to complement the education provided in AAS career programs. Articulation agreements with four-year institutions for specific programs may also be available. See your counselor for further information on transfer opportunities for specific career programs.

The Brookdale Rutgers Partnership

Brookdale graduates may complete a Rutgers University Baccalaureate Degree at the Freehold Campus. Rutgers currently offers degree programs in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Labor and Employment Relations, Journalism, Liberal Studies, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health and Social Work. Graduates of Brookdale’s A.A.S. programs may continue studies toward a B.A. in Liberal Studies. Additional programs are planned for the future. For more information, please contact the Rutgers Manager of Academic Programs at 732-625-7012 or visit http://wmhec.rutgers.edu.

Dual Admissions Programs

Brookdale participates in Dual Admissions Programs with Georgian Court University and New Jersey City University. Students can be simultaneously admitted to Brookdale and Georgian Court University or Brookdale and New Jersey City University, or enroll in either of the Dual Admissions Programs any time prior to their last semester at Brookdale. The program ensures qualified students admission to the specified Georgian Court University or New Jersey City University Bachelor’s Degree programs as outlined in the tables below. Brookdale graduates transferring to Georgian Court benefit from tuition discounts of up to 52%.  See your counselor or call 732-224-2015 for more information.

Brookdale Community College and Georgian Court University Dual Admissions Degree Programs

Brookdale Community College

Georgian Court University

A.A. Business Administration Program B.S. Accounting
B.S. Business Administration
B.A. Latino/a & Business Studies
A.A. Education Program, Early Childhood or Elementary, Middle School and Secondary Education Options *B.A. or B.S. with Liberal Arts Major.  All programs include Special Education Endorsement.  17 majors offer education options of some form.  Teacher Certification options: Early Childhood [P-3], Elementary [K-6], or Specific Subject [K-12].  Optional Endorsements: Teacher of English as a Second Language or Teacher of a Specific Subject Grades 5-8.
A.A. Humanities Program, Art, Creative Writing, English, Graphic Design, Liberal Education, Media Studies B.A. Art, Communication, Dance, Digital Design, **English, Humanities, Spanish
A.A. Social Science Programs, History, Psychology Options B.A. History, **Psychology, Psychology and Psychiatric Rehabilitation (B.S.), Religious Studies, Social Work (B.S.W.)
A.F.A. Fine Arts Program, Studio Art B.F.A. Art
A.S. Criminal Justice Program B.A. Criminal Justice
A.S. Mathematics/Science Program, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Science Option B.A. or B.S. (depending on major): Allied Health Technologies, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Exercise Science, Medical Imaging Sciences, Mathematics, Natural Sciences
A.A. Social Sciences, Health Science Option
A.S. Health Science (pending program approval)
B.S. Health Information Management
B.S. Nursing
A.A.S. Digital Animation and 3-D Design B.F.A. Graphic Design and Multimedia
A.A.S. Degree Programs (24 programs) B.A. Applied Arts & Sciences with two concentrations chosen from among 20 business or liberal arts/science disciplines
*Elementary Education with English or Psychology are offered through the Communiversity at the Wall Higher Education Center.
**English and Psychology are offered through the Communiversity at the Wall Higher Education Center.


Brookdale Community College and New Jersey City University Dual Admissions Degree Programs

Brookdale Community College

New Jersey City University

A.A. Business Administration Program B.S. Business Administration
B.S. Finance
B.S. Management
B.S. Marketing
A.A. Business Administration, Accounting Option B.S. Accounting
A.S. Criminal Justice Program

B.S. Criminal Justice
B.S. Fire Science
B.S. National Security Studies

A.A.S. Nursing Program B.S. Nursing

Guaranteed Transfer Agreement with Rider University

Brookdale participates in a Guaranteed Transfer initiative with Rider University that provides Brookdale graduates with guaranteed admissions to the Rider University programs as outlined in the table below.  Provisions include waiver of application fee, acceptance of all credits which count toward the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree as outlined in the Program to Program Agreements, scholarship eligibility, and transfer with full junior status.  Students submit an Intent to Transfer Form prior to their final semester at Brookdale.  See your counselor/advisor or call 732-224-2015 for more information.

Brookdale Community College and Rider University Guaranteed Admissions Programs

Brookdale Community College

New Jersey City University

A.A. Business Administration B.S. Business Administration
A.A. Business Administration B.S. Business Administration; Global Supply Chain Management
A.S. Criminal Justice B.A. Criminal Justice
A.A. Education Program, Early Childhood Education Option B.A. Elementary Education with a Second Undeclared Major in Liberal Arts
A.A. Education Program, Elementary, Middle School and Secondary Education Option B.A. Elementary Education with a Second Undeclared Major in Liberal Arts
A.A. Humanities Program, English Option B.A. English
A.A. Humanities Program, Journalism Option B.A. Journalism
A.A. Humanities, Media Studies Option B.A. Digital Media, Film, TV & Radio
A.S. Math/Science Program, Biology Option B.S. Biology
A.S. Math/Science Program, Chemistry Option B.S. Chemistry
A.A. Social Science Program, History Option B.A. History
A.A. Social Science Program, Political Science Option B.A. Political Science
A.A. Social Science Program, Psychology Option B.A. Psychology
A.A. Social Science Program, Sociology Option B.A. Sociology
A.S. Math/Science Program, Mathematics Option B.A. Mathematics