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Dual Degree Policy

Approved by the Board of Trustees of Rockland Community College on June 21, 2007. Amended on October 27, 2010 and again on September 27, 2012.


Effective September 1, 2007, a student may earn more than one degree at Rockland Community College subject to the following restrictions:

  1. A minimum of 20 academic credits from any Associate degree and 10 academic credits for any Certificate must be credits, which have not been applied to any previously or currently awarded degree.
  2. A student may earn not more than one degree from any single curriculum grouping listed below:
    • Group 1
      • A.S. Environmental Science
      • A.S. Liberal Arts/ Adolescence Education
      • A.S. Liberal Arts/ Childhood Education
      • A.S. Liberal Arts/ Early Childhood Education
      • A.A Liberal Arts / Humanities, Social Science
      • A.A. Liberal Arts / Math, Science
      • A.S. Liberal Arts / Math, Science
      • A.A. Liberal Arts/ Speech-Communication Studies
    • Group 2
      • A.A.S. Business – Accounting
      • A.S. Accounting
      • A.A.S. Business – Administration
      • A.S. Business – Administration
      • A.A.S. Business – Entrepreneurship
      • A.S. Business – Entrepreneurship
      • A.S. International Business
      • A.A.S. Business - Marketing
      • A.S. Marketing
      • A.A.S. Business - Office Technologies
    • Group 3
      • A.S. Computer Studies – Computer Information Systems
      • A.A.S. Computer Studies – Computer Support Services
    • Group 4
      • A.S. Fine Arts
      • A.A.S. Graphic Design
      • A.S. Photography
    • Group 5
      • A.A.S. Fire Protection Technology
      • A.S. Fire Science Technology


Please note that this policy does not have any impact on the number or content of Rockland Community College degree sheets.

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