Rutgers–Camden and Camden County College Expand Premier Partnership to Offer Political Science Degree

By Tom McLaughlin

Beginning this fall, an expanded partnership between Rutgers University–Camden and Camden County College (CCC) will enable students to earn a bachelor of arts degree in political science seamlessly from Rutgers–Camden upon completion of their CCC associate’s degree.

“Camden County College is proud to add a fifth bachelor’s degree program on our Blackwood campus,” says Camden County College President Donald A. Borden. “The political science B.A. is another block being added to the foundation of opportunity we are building for our students with our premier partner, Rutgers University–Camden.”

Rutgers–Camden also offers bachelor’s degrees in business administration, criminal justice, liberal studies, and psychology at Camden County College’s Blackwood campus.

Students admitted to Camden County College who plan to pursue an associate of arts, an associate of fine arts, or an associate of science degree are conditionally admitted to Rutgers–Camden under a seamless transfer agreement.

Moreover, Rutgers University–Camden offers its Bridging the Gap tuition reduction program exclusively for transfers from Camden County College, which allows South Jersey families to earn their CCC associate’s degree and their Rutgers–Camden bachelor’s degree for $20,000 or less – and even for no tuition. More information is available at camden.rutgers.edu/bridging-gap-ccc.

Rutgers–Camden and Camden County College also partner on initiatives designed to maximize public investment and advance South Jersey’s students, including the University District Bookstore, which serves students on the Camden campuses of Rutgers, Rowan, and Camden County College.

Through articulation agreements, Camden County College students in the city of Camden utilize a number of services on the Rutgers–Camden campus, including access to the Rutgers research library system.

The bachelor of arts in political science program builds an in-depth understanding of politics and government with challenging courses in public policy, international politics, and methodology. Students learn to think critically about the nature of citizenship, rights, and duties in the modern world against the backdrop of economic, political, security, and international crises.

Students in this major may also apply to receive the specialized Rutgers certificate program in national security studies, which provides additional credentials for a wide range of professional pursuits.

Students with a completed associate of arts and sciences (AAS) in paralegal studies from Camden County College can transfer up to 36 credits as restricted free electives toward their Rutgers degree.

For more information, visit camdencc.rutgers.edu.

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