Earning an Associate Degree

The Associate degree will be awarded to each student who has completed these requirements

  • completion of no fewer than sixty semester credit hours;
  • completion of one of the associate degree programs;
  • a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0;
  • enrollment during the semester the degree is anticipated;
  • completion of no fewer than thirty semester credit hours in graded college-level courses at Bucks County Community College. However, individual academic departments may accept course work from a Bucks non-accredited program as internal credits, if there is an existing articulation agreement with the department. In this case, the student must still complete a minimum of fifteen (15) credits in graded courses at Bucks County Community College; and
  • fulfillment of all financial and other obligations to the College.

Bucks County Community College awards five degrees, the Associate of Arts, Associate of Music, Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science. Students who earn the degree and later complete the requirements for a second major are not awarded a second degree. However, the official transcripts of these students record the completion of a second major as well as the completion of their initial associate degree.