To be awarded an associate degree, students must earn an overall minimum cumulative average of 2.000, and a minimum cumulative average of 2.000 in all courses in the area of specialization.
To be awarded a certificate, students must earn an overall minimum cumulative average of 2.000, and a minimum cumulative average of 2.000 in the certificate program requirements.
Any substitutions must be approved by the program advisor and, in the case of general education requirements, the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The appropriate waiver/ substitution form must be filed with the Registrar’s Office.
To be considered a candidate for graduation, a student must have been admitted to a degree or certificate program at BCC. Students must complete at least one quarter (25 percent) of their program’s graduation credit requirements by enrollment in regularly scheduled classes at BCC. A student may not meet more than one-half of the program’s graduation requirements by transfer, examination, prior learning experience, or a combination thereof.
In addition to their program and general education requirements, degree-seeking students must complete:
Specific degree and certificate program requirements are listed for each program within the Programs of Study
BCC’s Health/Fitness requirement promotes lifelong optimum health by providing students with the education and skills for maintaining physical fitness. Students may meet this requirement through one of the following options:
- Two credits of college Health/Fitness courses* taken at BCC or transferred in from another college; or
- Not more than 15 hours at a non-BCC facility that tracks and supervises activities, plus 1 credit college Health/Fitness class* or 15 hours with a personal trainer, intramural league or a supervised activity in the Paterson Fitness Center or 30 hours of a BCC supervised activity; or
- Participation in the armed forces or civil service.
* BCC courses that meet the Health/Fitness requirement are designated “HF” in the course descriptions.