RCBC offers extensive academic programs and support services with degrees designed for transfer to four-year institutions as well as career-oriented programs. The college offers four degrees in Associate of Arts, Fine Arts, Associate of Science, and the Associate of Applied Science. In addition, the college offers a variety of one-year certificate programs, certain special programs, personal and professional development programs, and workshops for the college and the community. RCBC is committed to providing educational opportunities shaped by the traditions of higher education and the demands of the contemporary world.
All RCBC degree programs fall under one of three academic divisions, Liberal Arts, Health Sciences, or Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics.
All degree-seeking students must show an ability to benefit from college-level courses. Proficiency is demonstrated either by receiving appropriate scores on the New Jersey College Skills Assessment or by completion of course work in the areas where the student did not receive appropriate assessment scores. All students are encouraged to enroll for a written communication course upon admittance to the college.
Students who have not completed ENG 101 at the point of having attempted 15 college-level credit hours (100 or higher), should enroll in ENG 101 concurrently with their other coursework.
If their curriculum requires a second written communication course and students have not completed this course at the point of having attempted 32 college-level credit hours, they should enroll in the appropriate English course concurrently with their other coursework.
To receive an associate degree (A.A., A.S., A.F.A., A.A.S.) students must:
- Submit an application and be admitted to the program in which they seek a degree.
- Complete the General Education Requirements for the degree sought. These requirements can be found on the program's specific webpage.
- Fulfill all the course and credit hour requirements with a cumulative 2.0 grade point average (GPA) for their particular curriculum as outlined in the Academic Programs section of the catalog.
- Complete at least 25% of the credits required in attendance at Rowan College at Burlington County.
- Fulfill all financial obligations to the college.
- Apply for graduation. Applications are available by logging into your student WebAdvisor account. There is no additional fee for the graduation application. Deadline dates for applying are:
- March 1 for Spring Term Graduation
- June 1 for Summer Term Graduation
- November 1 for Fall Term Graduation
General Education Policy
Rowan College at Burlington County is committed to providing educational opportunities shaped by the traditions of higher education and the demands of the contemporary world. The General Education program provides a foundation of knowledge and skill to develop a life of personal fulfillment and contribution to society.
Students enrolled in the General Education requirements will be able to:
- Communicate effectively in both speech and writing
- Use appropriate mathematical and statistical concepts and operations to interpret data to solve problems
- Use computer systems or other appropriate forms of technology to achieve educational and personal goals
- Analyze works in the fields of art, music, or theater; and philosophy and/or religious studies; and will gain competence in the use of a foreign language
- Understand historical events and movements in World, western, non-Western, or American societies and assess their subsequent significance
- Understand the importance of a global perspective and culturally diverse peoples
- Understand ethical issues and situations
- Use the scientific method of inquiry, through the acquisition of scientific knowledge
- Use social sciences theories and concepts to analyze human behavior and social and political institutions and to act as responsible citizens
The General Education requirements are grouped into major categories (Communications, Mathematics, Technology, Humanities, History, Diversity, Ethics, Science, and Social Science) and by degree (A.A., A.S., or A.A.S.)
Students have considerable flexibility in selecting courses in most of the categories. However, there are some categories where the options are limited. These courses are called the core curriculum. It is the philosophy of the college that all students graduate with knowledge, skills and abilities in a core of courses regardless of major. On the charts, these core course requirements are identified.
Note: Specific General Education Requirement course may be required or suggested for a given program. For details see each program outline.