Brookdale Community College entered into a robust transfer agreement that includes joint admission and formal transfer agreements with William Paterson University. These agreements, that were signed at Brookdale’s August Board of Trustee’s meeting, will provide an opportunity for students to seamlessly transfer to William Paterson University after obtaining their associate degree from Brookdale Community College. In addition, Brookdale students will benefit from a four-year curriculum mapped out for over 26 different programs.

“I want to thank William Paterson officials who worked closely on this pathway for the best interest of our students,” said Dr. David Stout, president of Brookdale Community College. “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. These programs with this outstanding institution will ensure that our students leave ready for the next step.”

The associate transfer agreements provide transfer into Bachelor of Science degree programs that include, Marketing, Management, Finance, Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, and Mathematics, and Bachelor of Arts degree programs in Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Public Health, Health Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Communications, Media Studies, Music Studies, Leadership and Professional Studies, and Liberal Studies.

“William Paterson is excited to greatly expand its partnership with Brookdale to the benefit of New Jersey students,” said Dr. Richard J. Helldobler, president of William Paterson University. “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.”

This Pioneer Pathways Joint Admissions Agreement gives Brookdale students the opportunity to take courses at William Paterson’s campus or online. In addition, scholarships are available and jointly admitted students will have their application fees waived. They may also receive dual advising and attend William Paterson University events and activities while enrolled at Brookdale.

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). The Nursing degrees are offered either online or in-person with the bachelor’s degree providing the economic incentive for earning simultaneous credits toward the master’s in Nursing in one of four specialized areas: Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Education, and Nursing Administration.

For more information, contact Brookdale Community College Admissions online or at 732-224-1857, email or William Paterson University Admissions at 973-720-2125 or email:


Pictured in photo: Left to Right standing, William Paterson Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Joshua Powers, seated, President, Dr. Richard J. Helldobler next to Brookdale’s President, Dr. David Stout, and standing, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Matthew Reed.