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Course Approval Policy

  • A course proposed for general education certification at Bergen Community College must fit within one of the following eight areas of study:
Communications 
Math/ComputerScience 
Technology  History 
 Humanities  Natural Sciences  Social Sciences  Diversity

Explanations of these academic categories can be found by visiting on the GE Student Information page. 

  • A course proposed for general education certification at Bergen Community College must provide students with the opportunity to develop writing and critical thinking skills through a variety of appropriate critical thinking and writing assignments.
  • A course proposed for general education certification at Bergen Community College must meet the criteria set fourth in "Characteristics of a GE Course"
  • A course proposed for general education certification at Bergen Community College must address, serve, and support the goals and objectives of the colleges general education program.
  • There is a strong presumption that a course proposed for general education certification at Bergen Community College will be transferable - as a general education course - to a significant number of the four-year colleges/universities to which most BCC transfer-students currently transfer. The Committee will determine the general education transferability  of a course by utilizing the services of the online NJ Transfer articulation system (www.njtrasfer.org).