Degree Requirements

Bergen Community College offers degree programs leading to Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees. A student is required to complete a minimum of 64 degree credits for graduation. The College also offers a number of one-year certificate programs and short-term certificates of achievement.

Students may be required to take courses in English, Mathematics, and/or Elementary Algebra, which are not part of their curricula to remove deficiencies or to upgrade skills as indicated by the results of the Basic Skills Placement Test. Students in all A.A. and A.S. degree programs and in certain A.A.S. and Certificate programs are required to successfully complete a course in basic algebra if indicated by the placement test. Students in A.A.S. and Certificate programs should refer to the catalog curriculum guides for their specific programs to determine whether they must successfully complete a course in basic algebra.

To be eligible for an Associate Degree (A.A., A.S., A.A.S.) or a certificate, a student must be degree-seeking and in good standing, and have completed the number of degree credits specified for the particular curriculum with a 2.0 or better cumulative grade point average. The student also must have satisfied or waived any course requirements resulting from the Basic Skills Placement Test.

A student must be officially enrolled and degree-seeking at the College during the regular semester or summer session in which the degree will be conferred.