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Select a program from the list below to access an informative guide that will help you prepare for your Rutgers journey.

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-Mercer, completion of the following Mercer County Community College courses is recommended before enrollment:

  • Macroeconomics: ECO111

  • Microeconomics: ECO112

  • Principles of Financial Accounting: ACC111

  • Statistics: BUS205

  • Business Calculus: MAT 149 or MAT151 Students are strongly encouraged to take this course while at Mercer. Students may also take this course online at Rutgers University provided they have completed through MAT146 at Mercer.(Important Note: Students who may also apply to the Rutgers Business School in New Brunswick must take MAT151)

  • Intro to Computers: IST101 (Important Note: Students who may also apply to the Rutgers Business School in New Brunswick must also take IST102.)

  • Business Law: BUS107. This course is recommended, but not required for admission. Students who are unable to fit this course into their Associate Degree may take the course online 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 and should consult with the Manager of Academic Programs at Rutgers-Mercer before applying.

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

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.

Courses for the Business Administration degree at Rutgers-Mercer are a combination of courses taught in-class on the Mercer 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/mccc.

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-Mercer, completion of the following College courses is highly recommended before enrollment:

  • CRJ 101 (Intro to Criminal Justice)

  • CRJ 102 (Police in the Community)

  • CRJ 103 (Intro to Corrections)

  • CRJ 105 (Criminology)

  • SOC 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 and should consult with the Manager of Academic Programs at Rutgers-Mercer before applying.

A Minor is required for this program.

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

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-Mercer, completion of the following Mercer County Community College course is recommended, but not required before enrollment:

  • SOC 101 (Intro to Sociology)

The above course 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-Mercer are a combination of courses taught in-class on the Mercer 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/mccc.

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.

Recommended Courses Before Enrollment

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

  • POL 101 (American Government) or POL 203 (Law and Politics)

  • POL 201 (International Relations

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 and should consult with the Manager of Academic Programs at Rutgers-Mercer before 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-Mercer are a combination of courses taught in-class on the Mercer campus and online courses. Students interested in transferring into this program should be comfortable with taking some online courses.

A minor is required for this program.

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

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 additional information, visit statewide.rutgers.edu/mccc.

RN to BS in Nursing

The Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden offers a RN to BS in Nursing for registered nurses who are seeking the Bachelors of Science in Nursing (RN to BS in Nursing). The RN to BS Express specifically offered at Rutgers at Atlantic Cape and Rutgers at Mercer program is only open to student who hold an RN license and have successfully completed an associate’s degree in Nursing at a regionally accredited community college. Students complete 90 credits worth of coursework, which includes 33 transfer credits, awarded for successfully passing NCLEX. Students transferring to the RN to BS Express degree will complete 30 credits with Rutgers to earn the BS in Nursing.

Recommended Courses Before Enrollment

For students interested in transferring into the RN to BS in Nursing program offered at Rutgers at Mercer, completion of the following Mercer County Community College courses is recommended before enrollment. While these courses are not required to be considered for admission, they are required for completion of the bachelor’s degree:

  • CHEM107 – General and Physiological Chemistry
  • HPE101 – Basic Concepts of Nutrition
  • MAT125 – Elementary Statistics I
  • PSY207 – Developmental Psychology: Across the Lifespan

After enrolling at Rutgers, students are permitted to take select required courses for the RN to BS program prior to completing the NCLEX exam. Students are encouraged to complete the NCLEX exam as soon as possible to avoid any delays in completing the curriculum.

This transfer program is designed for students who have successfully completed the Associates in Science in Nursing at Mercer County Community College. It is recommended that the above courses be completed as part of or in addition to the AS Nursing program.

Transfer Information

Students are encouraged to apply for the Conditional Admit RN to BS Express Program at Mercer which will allow for the transfer of additional coursework to satisfy Rutgers requirements. A grade of C or better is required to receive transfer credit. Students must take a minimum of 30 credits at Rutgers to earn a degree.

It is strongly recommended to consult with a Mercer Nursing Advisor and Rutgers at Mercer Advisor prior to applying to transfer to discuss transfer eligibility.

Additional Information

Courses for the RN to BS Nursing program at Rutgers at Mercer are a combination of courses taught in-class at the Mercer-West Windsor campus and online courses. Students interested in transferring into this program should be comfortable with taking some online courses. In-person courses are typically scheduled on Wednesdays. 

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