Courses and Majors

At Bucks, you can earn a two-year associate degree or a certificate in a specific field of study. We offer two types of associate degree majors: transfer and occupational.

Transfer Programs

Our transfer degree programs are designed to parallel the first two years of study at four-year colleges and universities, allowing Bucks students to set their sights anywhere to attain advanced degrees. Because the receiving institution determines the acceptance of transfer credits, students who plan to go on for a bachelor's degree should talk with our transfer counselors before registering for courses.

Occupational Programs

Our occupational degree programs prepare students for entry-level positions within their chosen career area. These programs are designed and regularly updated by our professional staff, with the advice of community advisory groups that bring an understanding of real-life workforce needs from various local employers.

Occupational degree programs require four or more semesters of full-time study, including a concentration of courses in the chosen field and general education courses to broaden students' knowledge and skills.

Certificate Programs

Our occupational certificate programs usually require two or more semesters for completion. All required courses focus on developing occupational skills.

Program of Study Information

Professors are here for you

A touchstone for the Bucks' curriculum is A Definition of an Educated Person, prepared by the faculty. It expresses the commitment and learning philosophy of Bucks' educators who continue to take their own education and experience to the next level. People like:

John Mathews, sculptor and Assistant Academic Dean for the Department of the Arts, who began teaching here in 1990. He earned his B.S. in Sculpture at Skidmore College and his M.F.A. in Sculpture at the University of Pennsylvania. He continues to maintain his studio and exhibits in the area.

Tony Rogers, Journalism professor, has worked for the New York Daily News, The Associated Press, the Philadelphia Daily News, The Capital Times in Madison, Wis., and the Auckland Star in New Zealand. He is the author of "Newswriting on Deadline," published by Allyn & Bacon/Longman, and the founder of the "Jazz at Bucks" concert series. He earned his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and his M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University.

Steven M. Bresnen, Ph.D., is both a professor and the Music Area Head in the Department of the Arts. He has earned the degrees of Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts in the fields of music theory and composition at The Ohio State University. He joined Bucks in 1990 and has taught courses in music theory, music history, and applied piano. He also participates in such activities as the Core Assessment Project Team, AAHE Project Team, Assessment Oversight Committee, and Professional Development Council, acts as Academic Advising Specialist for the Department of the Arts, gives presentations at academic conferences, and has been inducted into the membership of Who's Who Among America's Teachers.