The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey has entered into an agreement with another college following the signing of an articulation agreement at the college Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 20.
Burlington County College students who earn an Associate’s Degree are now guaranteed admission to the college’s sustainability undergraduate degree program, per a Guaranteed Admission Program (GAP) agreement signed by Stockton College President Herman J. Saatkamp and Burlington County College President David Hespe.
They would have to earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and declare their intention to enroll in the sustainability program before completing 30 credits at Burlington County College.
They would enter Stockton as juniors.
The sustainability undergraduate degree program includes natural sciences, technology, economics, policy and ethics, among other fields. The program first became available to Stockton students in the fall.
“We’re also pleased to renew our guaranteed admissions program to Stockton for Burlington County College students,” Saatkamp said. “We look forward to additional relationships between the schools. It’s a great day. We’re really pleased. This is a great launch for our program.”
“We look forward to many different opportunities,” Hespe said. “Our colleges are tremendous partners.”
There are about two dozen majors Burlington County College students can major in that would pave the way into Stockton’s sustainability program. Those programs include biology, environmental science, physics, literature, social work and health science.
"This agreement affords BCC students studying sustainability the very important opportunity to continue to pursue a bachelor's degree in this field,” Hespe said. “We are proud to partner with institutions like The Richard Stockton College. They have been leaders in this area and environmental innovators.”
“Accessibility is the key to higher education and we are delighted to join forces with Burlington County College to allow our sustainability program to reach more qualified students,” Saatkamp said.
Saatkamp pointed to Stockton’s recent expansion into Hammonton as filling in some of the gap between Stockton’s Pomona campus and Burlington County College’s main campus, located in Pemberton.
Over the past year, Stockton’s entered into a hospitality agreement with Cornell University; an articulation agreement with Philadelphia University; a dual degree program with Atlantic Cape Community College; and expanded into Manahawkin, Hammonton and Woodbine, via the Sam Azeez Museum.