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NJIT, BCC Partner for New BS Engineering Degree

NJIT and Bergen Community College (BCC) have entered into a “2 + 2 Connect Agreement” to offer Bachelor of Science programs at NJIT’s Newark College of Engineering (NCE).

“Bergen Community College students who demonstrate their capability and familiarity with the appropriate engineering materials will be a welcome addition to the NJIT campus,” said Gatley. 

“The College is excited to enter into a transfer agreement with NJIT that provides students with strong mathematics and science preparation,” said BCC President Ryan. “Since 2006, enrollment in Associate in Applied Science programs, which include engineering science, as well as biology and business administration, has risen 44.8 percent.”

This partnership will prepare students to enter the fields of industry, government or academia upon graduation from NJIT. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, engineering graduates are among the top 10 majors most in-demand by employers.  BCC will continue to build upon this agreement during the upcoming summer months. P.J. Ricatto, Bergen’s Dean of Mathematics, Science and Technology, is developing an Associate of Science Profession Studies degree that will enable students to tailor their foundational course work at Bergen to meet the prerequisites of specific disciplines within NCE. 

BCC has transfer agreements with more than 30 four-year colleges and universities throughout the region.  BCC is a public two-year coeducational college, enrolling nearly 17,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip J. Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and at the Meadowlands, Lyndhurst. BCC offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields.

One of the nation’s leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of 11,400 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering and cybersecurity, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $121 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey.