Bergen Community College

400 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652-1595

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Bergen Community College offers an Associate of Art degree in General Curriculum for individuals who are interested in utilizing the time they spend earning an Associate's Degree to learn about a wide variety of core subjects before students focus their effort into any one field. The benefit of a general studies degree is that they are typically universally accepted as the basis for future Bachelor education in a variety of subjects in liberal arts, science, math, business, and other fields.  

The program consists of classroom courses which emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and education, which will be applicable on the job. Those classes include speech communication, introduction to computer science, introduction to art and visual culture, US history since reconstruction, U.S. history of 20th century since World War II, American literature, world literature, European literature, introduction to poetry, introduction to philosophy, contemporary mathematics, statistics, general biology, the human body, introduction to chemistry, and world geography.

Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to earn the degree. The qualifications demonstrate that the student has been able to apply the principles they have learned in the program into their eventual development as a functional affective professional in their field.  These qualifications include but are not limited to: the ability to demonstrate acquired skills and knowledge in general education areas that are the foundation to life skills and further education, to demonstrate basic knowledge in topics of general education which will provide the basis for further study, to demonstrate a basic knowledge in several areas of liberal studies, science, and math, and to develop a broad foundation for advanced studies.

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