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.
The UP Program offers Degree Pathways in Business,Education, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts and Public Safety. Check out the Degree Pathways (brookdalecc.edu/regional-locations/university-partnerships/degree-pathways/) page to see details for each of the program offerings.
Brookdale offers the first and second-year associate degree courses on site and online. Each associate degree transfers to specific UP Program bachelor’s degrees. The third and fourth-year bachelor’s degree courses are offered on site at Brookdale at Wall, Brookdale at Lincroft, and Brookdale at Hazlet, with some courses also offered online. Students graduate with a Bachelor’s degree from the four-year college that looks the same as if they attended that college’s main campus itself.
Information on Bachelor’s and Master’s 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/AS Degree: Accounting Option is the preferred associate degree for this program.
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/AS Degree is the preferred associate degree for this program.
Management - The management specialization 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/AS 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/AS 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, accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Brookdale’s Business Administration AA/AS is the preferred associate degree for this program. With the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (B.A., BA) program, students can access real-world knowledge from distinguished educators and top researchers in business. Graduates of the Rutgers B.A.,BA program are equipped with the skills and experience necessary to compete in the business world and stand out among their peers.
The curriculum is designed to prepare students with a broad education in business administration that is immediately applicable in business scenarios. Students can select either the General Management or Hospitality Management track.
BS Business Administration, offered through Georgian Court University
Students can earn their degrees as full-time students or attend part-time. The curriculum involves studies in economics, ethics, statistics, financial planning, marketing management, communications and law, in practical hands-on experiences. Experienced faculty from disciplines in accounting, social media marketing and entrepreneurships will teach students more than just theories that influence business and industry. Students will have faculty mentors and networking opportunites with successful alumni and career counseling.The GCU School of Business and Digital Media requires an internship that guarantees students get useful, practical work experiences before graduation. For more information, visit https://georgian.edu/academics/evening-programs/hazlet/#programs.
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.
MBA, offered through Georgian Court University
The mission of the Master of Business Administration program for Georgian Court University is to prepare professionals for positions of leadership and responsibility in corporate, government and service organizations. Graduates will be prepared for careers in management of organizations both in the private and public sectors. They will have graduate-level qualifications accepted for advancement in their chosen career field. They will gain an ethical basis for sound, values-based decision making in a complex technological society, and undstand today’s competitive global environment. For more information, visit https://georgian.edu/academics/evening-programs/hazlet/#programs.
Public Safety Degrees
BS Criminal Justice, offered by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
The Criminal Justice Program (BS) 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.
BA in Elementary Education (K-6) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities (Special Education) Endorsement and optional Specific Subject Endorsement with English, Psychology or Interdisciplinary Studies, 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-6 classrooms serving a diverse student population. Students pursue a dual major in education PLUS Psychology, English or Interdisciplinary Studies. Students earn both elementary certification and teacher of students with disabilities endorsement. Brookdale’s Education AA Degree: Elementary, Middle School, and Secondary Education Option is the preferred associate degree for this program. For more information, visit https://georgian.edu/academics/evening-programs/hazlet/#programs.
BA English/Elementary (K-6) Education with Teacher of Students with Disabilities (Special Education) Endorsement, offered through Georgian Court University
Graduates with this B.A. in English will be eligible for the Elementary Education K-6 Teacher Certification and Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement. With this degree students will be prepared to teach students in kindergarten through sixth grade in general, inclusive and special education settings. Graduates are fully equipped for employment in elementary schools and more. Beyond teaching, some graduates use their talents in business and industry where they work as corporate trainers. Others pursue adult or continuing education and those who want to become principals or superintendents may pursue GCU’s advanced degrees in Educational Administration and Leadership. For more information, visit https://georgian.edu/academics/evening-programs/hazlet/#programs.
BA Psychology with Elementary Education (K-6) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities (Special Education) Endorsement, offered through Georgian Court University
This psychology and inclusive elementary education program includes New Jersey’s Psychology/Elementary (K-6) Education with Teacher of Students with Disabilities (Special Education) Endorsement. Students will graduate with a B.A. in Psychology with Teacher Certification. Students will learn from faculty members who are professionals in the field and deliver real-world experiences through internships and research. Students graduate with a B.A. in Psychology and eligibility for the Elementary Education teacher certification. Graduates are prepared to teach students in kindergarten through sixth grade in general, inclusive or special education settings. Some graduates use their talents in business and industry, where they work as corporate trainers. Others pursue additional or advanced degrees in Administration and Leadership or Educational Services Programs. For more information, visit https://georgian.edu/academics/evening-programs/hazlet/#programs.
BA Interdisciplinary Studies with Elementary Education (K-6) with Teacher of Students with Disabilities (Special Education) Endorsement, offered through Georgian Court University
This interdisciplinary studies bachelor’s degree program includes a mixture of upper-level English and multidisciplinary courses that provide the student with exposure to multiple perspectives and the opportunity to imporve their communication, interpersonal relations, critical thinking and analytical skills. Students also complete the courses needed to be a certified teacher in New Jersey (Elementary Deucation K-6 with Teacher of Students with Disabilities Endorsement). For more information, visit https://georgian.edu/academics/evening-programs/hazlet/#programs.
Liberal Arts Degrees
BA Interdisciplinary Studies (with a concentration in English or business), Offered by Georgian Court University
Students earning this degree will explore a range of challenging upper-level multidisciplinary and English or business courses and will gain exposure to new ideas - ideas that will broaden perspectives and provide flexible career options. They will have the benefits of faculty mentors, networking opportunities with successful alumni and career counseling in fields of interest. For more information, visit https://georgian.edu/academics/evening-programs/hazlet/#programs.
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. For more information, visit https://georgian.edu/academics/evening-programs/hazlet/#programs.
BA Health Profession Studies, offered by Georgian Court University
This degree prepares students for a variety of careers in the health care industry. The program is based on a core set of five courses with choices of many elective courses so that students can construct a curriculum designed to prepare them for their future career or graduate study. The program is intended to prepare students for many possible jobs, including those in the following areas: patient/hospital intake, patient care assistant, patient care coordinator, hospital or doctor office manager, patient advocate, rehabilitation aide, health advocate, patient navigator, community support staff, activity leader in long-term care facility and hospice. Employment opportunities can be found with many types of employers, including hospitals, laboratories, health clinics, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and community and public agencies. Completeion of a Social Sciences-Health Science Option A.A. deree, A.A.S. Radiologic Technology, or A.A.S. Respiratory Care is preferred. For more information, visit https://georgian.edu/academics/evening-programs/hazlet/#programs.
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/content/bs-labor-and-employment-relations.
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 generalist psychology program prepares students for employment in an entry-level mental health or human services setting, as well as for a variety of other occupations, including teaching, business and human services. It is also recommended for students interested in pursuing graduate study in fields such as counseling or in applied areas (e.g., clinical, school, and/or counseling psychology). Brookdale’s Social Science AA Degree Psychology Option is the preferred associate degree for this program. For more information visit http://georgian.edu/academics/undergraduate/psychology/.
BA Psychology, offered by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
This 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.
BSW-Social Work, offered by Georgian Court University
The rigorous curriculum focuses on ethics, values, critical thinking, human behavior and social and economic justice. It enables students to become a change agent in today’s world - especially for those who are at a disadvantage. Upon graduation, students can obtain certification upon application to the State Board of Social Work Examiners. The B.S.W. in Social Work program at GCU, which is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, fully prepares students to succeed. Graduates are eligible for advanced standing in graduate social work programs. Completion of a Social Sciences-Sociology Option A.A. degree, Human Services-Pre-Social Work Option A.S. degree or Human Services-Addiction Studies Option A.S. degree is preferred. For more information, visit https://georgian.edu/academics/evening-programs/hazlet/#programs.
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).
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.
RN-BSN, offered by Georgian Court University
The RN to B.S.N. program permits licensed registered nurses, prepared at the diploma associate level, to earn a B.S.N. in Nursing. Students complete 30 credits in nursing , plus some additional general education courses. The nursing program is designed to address the current and future nursing demands in New Jersey and throughout the nation. The Georgian Court-Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing delivers a hands-on educational platform in partnership with Hackensack Meridian Health. For more information, visit https://georgian.edu/academics/evening-programs/hazlet/#programs.
MS Nursing, Offered by New Jersey City University
The Department of Nursing Masters Graduate Program of Study leads to fulfillment of a Master’s Degree in Nursing with a Specialization in Nursing Education. This graduate program focuses upon attainment of criticalcontent reflective of the contemporary nurse educator. This graduate program is comprised of 37 credits, offered on a part-time plan of study. In addition to the Masters of Science in Nursing program of study, a post master’s plan of study is offered to students currently holding an MA/MS in Nursing seeking to acquire educational mastery of subject knowledge congruent with nursing educational practice settings. Completion of this post master’s plan of study will result in a Post Masters Certificate of Nursing Education. The post master’s plan of study is comprised of 15 credits.
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.