Starting this fall, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will offer three accelerated degree programs--two at universities and one at a community college. The programs will make NJIT’s technological expertise and education available to many more students.
“These new accelerated degree programs will allow students from across the state to further their education without leaving their campuses,” said Gale Tenen Spak, associate vice president of continuing and distance learning education at NJIT. “The majors in which the accelerated degrees are offered are all in demand in the state and students who earn these degrees will enhance their professional careers.”
Students at New Jersey City University (NJCU can work on accelerated master’s degrees in computer science or information systems from NJIT, while completing bachelor’s degrees at NJCU. Thanks to a new agreement between the universities, NJIT will offer two graduate classes to NJCU undergraduates – one class a semester during their senior year. Through this accelerated BS/MS program (http://cpe.njit.edu/njcu) the classes will count as six undergraduate credits and six graduate credits. NJCU students can later apply the credits toward the NJIT master’s degree in computer science or information systems and earn a master’s degree in just five years of full-time study.
At William Paterson University (WPU) students can work on master’s degrees in computer science or math from NJIT, while completing their bachelor’s degrees at WPU. NJIT will offer two graduate classes to seniors majoring in computer science or math. Through this accelerated BS/MS program (http://cpe.njit.edu/wpunj), the two classes will count as six undergraduate credits and six graduate credits. Seniors can later apply the credits toward the NJIT master’s degree in applied mathematics or computer science and earn a master’s degree in five years of full-time study. WPU alumni as well as working professionals who are not WPU students can also enroll in the NJIT classes.
Students at Camden County College (CCC) can earn an accelerated bachelor’s degree from NJIT (http://cpe.njit.edu/camden) without leaving their campus. NJIT will offer a bachelor’s degree in information technology at CCC’s Blackwood campus. CCC students who have earned an associate’s degree in one of five areas – biotechnology, liberal arts, criminal justice, computer-information systems or accounting - can register for the degree. Students can complete the accelerated degree program in two years. Evening classes, taught by NJIT professors, will be offered during seven-week semesters.