The Brookdale Mission
Brookdale Community College provides a comprehensive array of quality, affordable educational choices leading to transfer and career opportunities, certificates and associate degrees, access to post-associate learning, lifelong learning, and community development.
Brookdale is an open-access, future-oriented institution committed to student success and development in a socially diverse environment. To learn more about who attends Brookdale and why, visit the "Fast Facts" found on the Planning Asessment & Research website.
General Education Requirements
Brookdale’s General Education requirements comply with the state wide General Education Foundation implemented by all of NJ’s nineteen community colleges.
The Associate in Arts (A.A.) programs serve students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges.These institutions require a broad range of general education courses for freshman and sophomores, and concentrate on major-related courses in the junior and senior years.
The Associate in Science (A.S.) programs serve students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges for science-related majors. These institutions require a broad range of general education courses for freshman and sophomores, and concentrate on major-related courses in the junior and senior years.
The Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college to pursue a Bachelor in Fine Arts Degree. It provides an exposure to the general education courses required by four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts Programs.
The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) programs prepare students to enter employment as well-rounded, skilled workers.