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Business Administration

The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration program at the Rutgers School of Business–Camden presents associate’s degree recipients the opportunity to structure a winning game plan while expanding their educational experience. The Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration is the solution for those who have earned their associate degree and wish to earn a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from an ACSB accredited institution.

The program’s defined schedule provides convenience to participants who will be able to complete their degree while attending classes at local community college campuses. Students of this program will also have the advantage of accessing real-world knowledge from educators with genuine experience. Our faculty are top researchers in their fields of work. With their guidance, graduates of this program will be equipped with the skills and experience necessary to compete in the business world and to stand out among their peers.

Recommended Courses Before Enrollment

For students interested in transferring into the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration program at Rutgers-Brookdale, completion of the following Brookdale Community College courses are recommended before enrollment:

  • Macroeconomics: ECON105

  • Microeconomics: ECON106

  • Principles of Accounting I & II: ACCT101+102 (This is a linked course. Students must take both courses in order to receive credit for Financial Accounting (52:010:101) at Rutgers University.)

  • Statistics: MATH131. ECON225 is also acceptable.

  • Business Calculus: MATH176. Students are strongly encouraged to take this course while at Brookdale. Students may also take this course online at Rutgers University provided they have completed through MATH156 at BCC (Important Note: Students who may also apply to the Rutgers Business School in New Brunswick must take MATH171 instead).

  • Intro to Computers: COMP129 (Important Note: Students who may also apply to the Rutgers Business School in New Brunswick must also take either COMP116 or COMP126).

  • •Business Law: BUSI221. This course is recommended, but not required for admissions. Students who are unable to fit this course into their Associate Degree may take the course via exchange registration after enrolling at Rutgers.

The above courses should be completed as part of or in addition to an Associate Degree program. Completion of an Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree is required to be considered for admission. Students with an AAS or other degrees may not be eligible for this program but should consult with the Manager of Academic Programs at Rutgers-Brookdale prior to applying.

Students who have not completed all of the above courses may be still considered for admission but should consult with a Rutgers advisor prior to submitting an application. 

Transfer Information

Students may transfer up to 60 credits from a community college to Rutgers-School of Business Camden and must receive a grade of C or better for a course to transfer. 

Additional Information

Courses for the Business Administration degree at Rutgers-Brookdale are a combination of courses taught in-class at the Lincroft campus and online courses. Students interested in transferring into this program should be comfortable with taking some online courses.

 For additional information, visit statewide.rutgers.edu/brookdalecc. 

Criminal Justice

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 enforcement areas.

Recommended Courses Before Enrollment

For students interested in transferring into the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at Rutgers-Brookdale, completion of the following College courses are highly recommended before enrollment:

  • CRJU 101 (Intro to Criminal Justice)

  • CRJU 125 (Police Role in the Community)

  • CRJU 127 (Intro to Corrections)

  • CRJU 151 (Intro to Criminology)

  • SOCI 101 (Intro to Sociology

The above courses should be completed as part of or in addition to an Associate Degree program. Completion of an Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree is required to be considered for admission.

Transfer Information

Students may transfer up to 60 credits from a community college to Rutgers University and must receive a grade of C or better for a course to be transferred in. Students may transfer up to 90 credits from a four-year university or college and community college combined.

Additional Information

Students with an AAS or other degrees may not be eligible for this program but should consult with the Manager of Academic Programs at Rutgers-Brookdale prior to applying.

Courses for the Criminal Justice degree at Rutgers-Brookdale are a combination of courses taught in-class at the Lincroft campus and online courses. Students interested in transferring into this program should be comfortable with taking some online and hybrid courses.

A Minor is required for this program.

For additional information, visit statewide.rutgers.edu/brookdalecc. 

Journalism

In the journalism major, students learn to write and report by covering the metropolitan region around them. Journalism is taught as part of a liberal arts education that blends theory and practice. Courses explore writing, reporting, the history of journalism, contemporary media issues, television, radio, computer-assisted reporting, and writing for the web. Some classes may require a laboratory fee. An internship is required for both the major and minor. Students majoring in journalism and media studies work for print and broadcast news organizations. Others have gone on to graduate school and law school. 

Recommended Courses Before Enrollment

For students interested in transferring into the Bachelor of Arts in Journalism program at Rutgers-Brookdale, completion of the following Brookdale Community College courses are recommended before enrollment:

  • COMM 101 (Communication I) –required

  • COMM 102 (Communication II) – required

  • JOURN 101 (Intro to Journalism) – required

  • Recommended to complete 3 of the following: COMM 226; PHTY 105, 111, 120, 212, or 225; RDIO 101; TELV 121, 122, or 224

The above courses should be completed as part of or in addition to an Associate Degree program. Completion of an Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree is required to be considered for admission. AAS or AFA degrees are not eligible for admission to this degree program. The AA in Journalism or Media Studies is the recommended Associate Degree program at Brookdale CC which includes most of the above courses as part of that program. Students with other degrees may be able to apply to this program but should consult with the Manager of Academic Programs at Rutgers-Brookdale prior to applying.

Transfer Information 

Students may transfer up to 60 credits from a community college to Rutgers Newark-University College and must receive a grade of C or better for a course to be transferred in. Students may transfer up to 90 credits from a four-year university or college and community college combined.

Courses for the Journalism degree at Rutgers-Brookdale are a combination of courses taught in-class at the Lincroft campus and online courses. Students interested in transferring into this program should be comfortable with taking some online and hybrid courses.

A Minor or Off-Campus Secondary Concentration is required for this program.

For additional information, visit statewide.rutgers.edu/brookdalecc

Labor and Employment Relations

The School of Management and Labor Relations creates and disseminates knowledge about issues related to work, workers, and the employment relationship. The major aims to provide students with an opportunity to learn more about the nature of work, the management of work, the problems of working people, and what workers have done, both individually and collectively, to address those problems.

Recommended Courses Before Enrollment

For students interested in transferring into the Bachelor of Science in Labor and Employment Relations program at Rutgers-Brookdale, completion of the following Brookdale Community College courses are recommended before enrollment:

  • MATH 131 (Statistics I)

  • SOCI 101 (Intro to Sociology)

The above courses should be completed as part of or in addition to an Associate Degree program. Completion of an Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), or Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is required to be considered for admission. 

Transfer Information

Students may transfer up to 60 credits from a community college to Rutgers University and must receive a grade of C or better for a course to be transferred in. Students may transfer up to 90 credits from a four-year university or college and community college combined. 

Additional Information

Courses for the Labor Studies degree at Rutgers-Brookdale are a combination of courses taught in-class at the Lincroft campus and online courses. Students interested in transferring into this program should be comfortable with taking some online courses.

For additional information, visit statewide.rutgers.edu/brookdalecc.

Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies is a unique program within University College—Camden that provides students the opportunity for interdisciplinary studies in a small classroom settings. The program offers a broad range of courses in literature, history, philosophy, religion, the social sciences, and the arts. This interdisciplinary major in liberal studies is specifically designed for students who transfer to University College-Camden with an Associate’s in Applied Science degree.

Recommended Courses Before Enrollment

It is recommended, but not required, that applicants complete the following courses during the course of their studies at Brookdale Community College:

  • MATH136 (Math for Liberal Arts)

  • 2 semesters of any Foreign Language. (NOT including American Sign Language)

  • SOCI101 (Introduction to Sociology)

  • PSYC105 (Introduction to Psychology I)

The above courses should be completed as part of or in addition to an Associate Degree program. Completion of an Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), or Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is required to be considered for admission.

Transfer Information

Students may transfer up to 60 credits from a community college to Rutgers University and must receive a grade of C or better for a course to transfer. Students who have not completed all of the above courses may be still considered for admission but should consult with a Rutgers advisor prior to submitting an application.

Additional Information

Courses for the Liberal Studies degree at Rutgers-Brookdale are a combination of courses taught in-class at the Lincroft campus and online courses. Students interested in transferring into this program should be comfortable with taking some online courses.

For additional information, visit statewide.rutgers.edu/brookdalecc.

Political Science

The Department of Political Science offers a wide range of courses that students have found useful in preparation for careers in law, government service, and public affairs.  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.

A degree in political science provides a solid foundation for careers in law, government service and national security, among others. Courses are equally valuable for career-oriented majors and for students interested in developing a well-rounded liberal arts background.

Recommended Courses Before Enrollment

For students interested in transferring into the Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Rutgers-Brookdale, completion of the following College courses are highly recommended before enrollment:

  • POLI 101 (Intro to Political Science) – required

  • POLI 115 (State, County, & Local Gov’t)

  • POLI 225 (International Relations)

  • POLI 227 (Comparative Politics)

  • MATH 136 (Math for the Liberal Arts) – highly recommended

  • SOCI 101 (Intro to Sociology)

  • PSYC105 (Intro to Psychology)

  • 2 semesters of any Foreign Language. (NOT including American Sign Language) – highly recommended

The above courses should be completed as part of or in addition to an Associate Degree program. Completion of an Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree is required to be considered for admission. Students with an AAS or other degrees may not be eligible for this program but should consult with the Manager of Academic Programs at Rutgers-Brookdale prior to applying. 

Transfer Information

Students may transfer up to 60 credits from a community college to Rutgers University and must receive a grade of C or better for a course to transfer. Students who have not completed all of the above courses may be still considered for admission but should consult with a Rutgers advisor prior to submitting an application.

Additional Information

Courses for the Political Science degree at Rutgers-Brookdale are a combination of courses taught in-class at the Lincroft campus and online courses. Students interested in transferring into this program should be comfortable with taking some online courses.

For additional information, visit statewide.rutgers.edu/brookdalecc.

Psychology

The Psychology major provides students with a broad background for understanding behavior through exposure to theories and scientific research across a range of 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.

Recommended Courses Before Enrollment

For students interested in transferring into the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program at Rutgers-Brookdale, completion of the following Brookdale Community College courses are recommended before enrollment:

  • PSYC 105 (Intro to Psychology I) –required

  • PSYC 106 (Intro to Psychology II) – required

  • PSYC 247 (Quantitative Methods in Psychology) – required

  • PSYC 206 (Human Growth and Development)

  • PSYC 208 (Lifespan Development)

  • PSYC 217 (Social Psychology)

The above courses should be completed as part of or in addition to an Associate Degree program. Completion of an Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree is required to be considered for admission. Students with an AAS or other degrees may not be eligible for this program but should consult with the Manager of Academic Programs at Rutgers-Brookdale prior to applying.

Transfer Information 

Students may transfer up to 60 credits from a community college to Rutgers Newark-University College and must receive a grade of C or better for a course to be transferred in. Students may transfer up to 90 credits from a four-year university or college and community college combined.

Additional Information

Courses for the Psychology degree at Rutgers-Brookdale are a combination of courses taught in-class at the Lincroft campus and online courses. Students interested in transferring into this program should be comfortable with taking some online and hybrid courses.

A Minor or Off-Campus Secondary Concentration is required for this program.

For additional information, visit statewide.rutgers.edu/brookdalecc.

Public Health

The undergraduate program in Public Health is provided through Rutgers’ Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. As one of the strongest policy schools in the nation, the Bloustein School has the capacity to address local, state, regional, national and international policy and planning issues with expertise and credibility. The School is a leader in such areas as smart growth, transportation planning, workforce development, and environmental health, and builds on its association with research centers in related areas. The Bloustein School is also distinctive in its simultaneous focus on graduate and undergraduate education.

Recommended Courses Before Enrollment

For students interested in transferring into the Bachelor of Science Public Health program at Rutgers-Brookdale, completion of the following Brookdale Community College courses are required before enrollment:

  • One Biology sequence: BIOL101 and BIOL102 (General Biology I and II) or BIOL111 and BIOL112 (Human A&P I and II) (required)

  • One of the following: CHEM 116 (Chemistry in Life) or CHEM 136 (Inorganic, Organic, Biochemistry or CHEM 101 (General Chemistry I) or CHEM 102 (General Chemistry II) – (required)

  • MATH 131 (Statistics I) (required)

The above courses should be completed as part of or in addition to an Associate Degree program. Completion of an Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is required to be considered for admission.

Transfer Information

Students may transfer up to 60 credits from a community college to the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and must receive a grade of C or better for a course to be transferred in. Students may transfer up to 90 credits from a four-year university or college and community college combined.

Additional Information

Courses for the Public Health degree at Rutgers-Brookdale are a combination of courses taught in-class at the Lincroft campus and online courses. Students interested in transferring into this program should be comfortable with taking some online and hybrid courses.

For additional information, visit statewide.rutgers.edu/brookdalecc.

Social Work

The school’s largest program prepares skilled direct-service providers to function in both public and private sectors of social welfare, and for advanced social work practice such as administrative leadership roles in the state’s social welfare departments and agencies, and at all levels of government, as well as in the voluntary sector. 

Recommended Courses Before Enrollment

For students interested in transferring into the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work program at Rutgers-Brookdale, completion of the following Brookdale Community College courses are recommended before enrollment:

  • PSYC 106 (Intro to Psychology II)
  • PSYC111 (Intro to Human Services) AND PSYC 212 (Community Agencies & Human Services) –linked courses
  • PSYC 247 (Quantitative Methods)–required
  • POLI 105(American National Government)
  • SOCI 101 (Intro to Sociology)
  • BIOL 108 (Human Biology)–required

The above courses should be completed as part of or in addition to an Associate Degree program. Completion of an Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree is required to be considered for admission. This was originally designed for students who complete the AS in Pre-Social Work or AS in Addiction Studies. Students with the AAS in Human Services are still covered by an articulation agreement but should be encouraged to complete the AS instead. Recent changes in the Rutgers SW curriculum encourages students from other AA degrees (i.e. Social Science) to apply. Please contact the Manager of Off-Campus Programs with any questions.

Transfer Information

Students may transfer up to 60 credits from a community college to Rutgers Newark-University College and must receive a grade of C or better for a course to be transferred in. Students may transfer up to 90 credits from a four-year university or college and community college combined.

 Additional Information

Courses for the Social Work degree at Rutgers-Brookdale are a combination of courses taught in-class at the Lincroft campus and online courses. Students interested in transferring into this program should be comfortable with taking some online and hybrid courses.

 A Minor or Off-Campus Secondary Concentration is required for this program.

 For additional information, visit statewide.rutgers.edu/brookdalecc.