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Student Life

Student and Campus Life at Union County College

Exploratory Degrees and Certificates

The Liberal Arts program is a flexible, transfer-oriented curriculum for students who want to complete a broad-based liberal arts foundation before majoring in a particular discipline. The Liberal Studies Program is a flexible and broad-based general education curriculum providing students the opportunity to explore academic areas such as the social sciences, history, business, science, or the applied sciences.

Program Sequence and Milestone Courses Pre-Enrollment Planning   Action Steps Career Information Transfer Information
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Pre-Enrollment Planning and Semester Action Steps Documents:

The Pre-Enrollment Planning and Semester Action Steps Documents are useful guides to help you obtain necessary resources and graduate.

What are Milestone Courses?

Milestone courses (shown in bold in the recommended course sequence) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades less than a 2.0 (C) should be discussed with an advisor.

Transfer Information:

Learn more about Union County College transfer options for your field of study.

Career Information:

The Career Options and Potential Earnings are associated with the degree you will earn from Union County College.

Learn more about your degree program:

The Associate in Arts degree (A.A.) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded by Union County College upon completion of a course of study usually lasting two to three years full-time and three or more years part-time. It is equivalent to the first two years of a four-year college or university degree. This degree is intended for students who wish to graduate from Union County College, then transfer to a four-year college or university upon graduation.

The Associate in Science degree (A.S.) is awarded to students who are interested in earning an Associate’s degree at Union County College, then transferring to a four-year college or university. The area of concentration is usually in mathematics, natural sciences, or technology. It is the equivalent of the first two years of a four-year college or university degree. This degree is intended for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or to find a job upon graduation.

The Associate in Applied Science degree (A.A.S.) is awarded to students who are interested in entering the work force upon graduation. These career oriented courses of study provide hands-on experience. Students who would like to transfer should meet with an academic advisor to ensure that all necessary requirements are met.

The Certificate course of study consists of 30-36 credits including six credits of General Education courses. Certificate programs are intended for students who wish to enter the workforce in a shorter time than a traditional degree program takes to finish.

The Certificate of Achievement is for students who want to enhance their career options and enter the workforce at a faster pace.