BCC: Psychology Transfer Advising Guide

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Social Sciences Program, Psychology Option (A.A.) from Brookdale Community College to Psychology (B.A.) at Rider University

Social Sciences Program, Psychology, A.A. 
Psychology, B.A. (120 Credits)
PSYC    105      Introduction to Psychology 3 PSY    100     Introduction to Psychology 3
ENGL   121      English Composition 3 CMP   120     Expository Writing 3
Humanities Credits 3 Liberal Arts Elective Ʊ 3
Mathematics/Science/Technological Competency Credits 1
COMP   129     Information Technology 
3/4 General Elective Ʊ 3
Mathematics Credits 1   Suggest:
MATH   131     Statistics
3/4 Mathematics Credits Ʊ
MTH    120     Introduction to Applied Statistics
  15/17   16
Career Credits:   Suggest:
PSYC    206       Human Growth & Development I
3/4 PSY      230    Child Development 3
PSYC    208       Life Span Development 3 Psychology Elective Ʊ 3
ENGL   122       English Composition: Writing & Research 3 CMP    125     Research Writing 3
Mathematics or Science Credits 1   Suggest:
MATH  137       Finite Mathematics
3/4 Mathematics or Science Credits Ʊ
MAT   102      Finite Mathematics
Social Science Credits   Suggest:
POLI    101        Introduction to Political Science
3 POL     102     Understanding Politics 3
  15/17   15
PSYC    245       Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Social Science Research 3 PSY      201     Statistics & Research Design 3
Communications Credits   Suggest:
SPCH    115       Public Speaking (COMM)
3 COM    104     Speech Communication 3
Science (With Lab) Credits 1 4 Science with lab (Biological or Physical Science) Ʊ 4
History Credits   Suggest:
HIST     105       World Civilization I (CG,HU)
3 HIS       150     World History to 1500 3
Humanities Credits   Suggest:
PHIL     227        Introduction to Ethics (HU,E)
3 PHL     115      Ethics 3
  16   16
Humanities Credits 3 Liberal Arts Elective Ʊ 3
Social Science Credits   Suggest:
SOCI     101        Principles of Sociology (SS)
3 SOC    101       Sociological Imagination 3
Cultural & Global Awareness Credits 2    Suggest:
PSYC    217        Social Psychology (C&G, CS)
3 PSY     240      Social Psychology 3
History Credits   Suggest:
HIST     106        World Civilization II
3 HIS      151      World History since 1500 3
Elective Credits 3 Elective Credits Ʊ 0
  15   12
TOTAL 61/65 TOTAL 59/60

Rider Course Option:
Select one of the four courses:
PSY-231  Youth & Adolescent Development
PSY-345  Health Psychology
PSY-360  Psychology of Peace & Conflict
PSY-365  Drugs & Human Behavior

Following completion of 30 credits and the Rider Intent to Enroll Form and while a student at Brookdale; students have the option to take a course at Rider that counts toward the Rider degree.  See Brookdale Transfer & Advising Representatives. Contact information listed below.

Brookdale Footnotes:
(1) A minimum of 12 credits are required from the Mathematics, Sciences or Technological Competency knowledge areas.
(2) One course is required from the Cultural & Global Awareness knowledge area. Students may meet this requirement while simultaneously fulfilling the General Education requirement for another knowledge area.
The Transfer Advising Guide is recommended plan of study.  Additional courses are transferrable as outlined on NJ Transfer for this major with the approval of a Rider University Advisor.

Rider Footnotes:
Please refer to Schedules A, B & C for specific course information
Ʊ Students have a number of options to satisfy this requirement; courses will be evaluated on an individual basis.
For transfer the Brookdale student must have a “C” or higher in all courses for transfer credit
The Psychology major requires a cumulative GPA of 2.75.
Brookdale students interested in the College of Continuing Studies (CCS) at Rider should contact that division directly.

Requirements are subject to change. This Advising Guide is best used in consultation with an advisor.


Course Number Rider University Course Name or Core Area Credits Notes* (if course can be taken at Bucks, indicate course number)
  See Schedule C    

Brookdale transfer students are subject to a 60 credit limit.  

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Ann Tickner Jankowski
Director, Transfer Resources/Articulation​

Brookdale Community College
[email protected]


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Senior Assistant Director of Transfer Admission
Ciambelli Hall

Fall 2019 Travel Schedule

Date Time School
Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Middlesex County College
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Brookdale Community College
Wednesday, October 2, 2019