William Paterson, Brookdale CC sign transfer agreement

Brookdale Community College and William Paterson University have entered into an agreement that will enable students to seamlessly transfer to William Paterson after obtaining their associate degree.

The connection, however, doesn’t start at graduation. Brookdale students will benefit from a four-year curriculum mapped out for over 26 different programs, including:

  • Bachelor of Science: Marketing, management, finance, accounting, biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental science and mathematics.
  • Bachelor of Arts: Political science, sociology, psychology, public health, health studies, criminology and criminal justice, communications, media studies, music studies, leadership and professional studies, and liberal studies.

For those interested in pursuing a career in nursing, transfer agreements were also established for Brookdale’s Associate of Applied Science degree in nursing and William Paterson’s RN to BSN (bachelor’s degree) and MSN Express Plus Degree Program (master’s degree).

And, while the two schools are not close to each other geographically, it should be noted that William Paterson just announced plans to increase its online options, including the ability to get a bachelor’s degree entirely online in nine majors.

William Paterson President Richard Helldobler said the school is eager to extend its reach in the state.

“William Paterson is excited to greatly expand its partnership with Brookdale, to the benefit of New Jersey students,” he said. “Today’s agreement between two of New Jersey’s great public institutions of higher education will provide Brookdale students with a variety of pathways to pursue bachelor’s degrees and beyond at William Paterson.

“Brookdale and William Paterson both advance educational excellence, economic empowerment, institutional integrity and diversity. These shared values have made for a strong relationship and will provide a solid foundation for our newly expanded partnership going forward.”

Brookdale College President David Stout agreed.

“Together, we have the potential to break through academic, financial and other barriers and reach the individuals in the community who most need access to an affordable college education,” he said. “These programs with this outstanding institution will ensure that our students leave ready for the next step.”

Both Helldobler and Stout recently were named to the 2021 ROI Influencers: Higher Education.