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The New York State Education Department has authorized Rockland Community College to offer 41 degree and certificate programs in the humanities, social sciences, arts, technologies, business, health professions, mathematics and sciences. Students are advised that enrollment in other than registered or otherwise approved programs may jeopardize eligibility for certain student aid awards. All associate degree programs require a minimum of 60 credit hours.


Registered Degree and Certificate Programs

The Associate in Arts (AA) and the Associate in Science (AS) degree programs enable students to prepare for transfer and the eventual completion of a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. For the AA degree, students devote at least three-quarters of their course work to the liberal arts and sciences. For the AS degree, students devote at least one-half of their course work to the liberal arts and sciences. The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree programs are designed to prepare students for immediate entry into a career. For the AAS degree, students devote at least one-third of their course work to the liberal arts and sciences. The College offers a variety of one-year certificate programs which provide job-entry skills. For certificate programs, fewer liberal arts and science courses are required.


*Degree Sheets subject to change - always consult your advisor*


Associate in Art (A.A.) Degrees


Associate in Science (A.S.) Degrees


Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degrees




SUNY General Education Requirement

The State University of New York now requires that students completing baccalaureate degrees fulfill 30 credits of general education requirements in 10 categories. Therefore, if a student plans to complete a degree at Rockland Community College and transfer to a four year SUNY College, they are advised to complete at least 7 of the 10 general education course requirements before they transfer. Careful selection of courses in each of these areas may fulfill both SUNY General Education and Rockland Community College degree requirements. Students can obtain course and transfer information by contacting their faculty advisor or by visiting the Student Development Center. To view a list of courses that fulfill the SUNY General Education requirements visit Click on “SUNY GER Courses (listed by campus)” and then click on “Rockland.”


Updated: Nov 3, 2010

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