Students hoping to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Monmouth County have more options and fewer limitations than ever before.
Brookdale has partnered with Georgian Court, New Jersey City and Rutgers universities to offer exclusive degree programs, dual admissions and other benefits to Brookdale graduates and local students.
Students can now choose from a wider range of bachelor’s and master’s degree offerings and take all of their upper-level courses through a single Brookdale campus.
The Brookdale-Georgian Court University Partnership is located at Brookdale at Hazlet, offering bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration, English, Interdisciplinary Studies, and psychology, and a teacher certification program, beginning fall 2017. In fall 2018, the RN to BSN and MBA programs will begin. GCU offers these courses and degrees at a discounted rate of $500 per credit hour.
The Brookdale-New Jersey City University Partnership will be housed in Brookdale at Wall campus, where a $12 million renovation project is currently underway. The Wall campus will serve as home to NJCU’s 10 available bachelor’s degree programs and three graduate programs, including NJCU’s accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) second degree program.
The Brookdale-Rutgers University Partnership, located at Brookdale at Freehold, continues to offer a wide range of undergraduate degree programs. Rutgers currently offers 10 bachelor’s degree programs through the partnership, with additional programs set to be rolled out in the future.
All three partnerships offer university-level courses taught by university faculty at one convenient Brookdale location. Students receive a bachelor’s or master’s degree from the partner institution, and can utilize many of the services and support offered to traditional university students. Many degree programs also offer dual admissions, streamlined transfer agreements and other benefits to Brookdale graduates.
The new partnerships – which replace the NJ Coastal Communiversity – are part of an ongoing college-wide initiative to increase opportunities and streamline the educational experience for students. In 2015, the college unveiled new, more comprehensive Academic Institutes, allowing more collaboration among faculty and providing students with a clearer pathway toward graduation, a degree, and a career.
This transition away from the Communiversity model – which limited the number of degree programs each partner university could offer in Monmouth County – is the next step in that mission, said Vice President for Learning Dr. Matthew Reed.
“With the Communiversity, only one of the partner universities could offer a specific degree program. These new campus-based partnerships do away with that, allowing the universities to offer the four-year degrees and graduate degrees that local students want,” Reed said. “Each campus location will be able to evolve to suit the needs of the students in that area, and offer more choices for students who want to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree close to home.”
Students currently enrolled with a partner university through the Communiversity will not be impacted by the transition.
For further information contact: 732-224-2409 or UniversityPartnerships@brookdalecc.edu