Bucks County Community College
To better encourage and facilitate the transfer of Bucks County Community College students to Temple University, Temple and Bucks County Community College have established the following transfer agreements:
The Dual Admissions agreement between Temple and Bucks County Community College conditionally admits students to Temple at the same time they are admitted to Bucks County Community College, and provides the opportunity for merit scholarships to Temple for eligible students. Interested students must enroll in the Dual Admissions program before attaining 30 transferable credits, including any colleges previously attended. Students are then admitted to Temple upon attaining their associate's degrees at the community college. Click here for more information about Dual Admissions with Bucks County Community College.
GenEd-to-GenEd & Core-to-Core Transfer Agreements
GenEd-to-GenEd and Core-to-Core transfer agreements accept -- upon Temple evaluation and approval -- the general education requirements of approved associate degrees in lieu of Temple's GenEd requirements. Students entering Temple with an approved Associate degree are identified upon admission to or enrollment in the University and their fulfillment of the General Education by a GenEd Transfer Agreement is noted on pertinent student records.
The following Bucks County Community College associate degrees are approved:
GenEd-to-GenEd Approved Degrees (Effective for students entering Temple with an Associate's degree earned in Fall 2017 or after*):
- Art and Art History A.A.
- Biology A.S.
- Biomedical Science A.S.
- Business Administration A.A.
- Communication Studies A.A.
- Chemistry A.S
- Computer Science A.S.
- Criminal Justice A.A.
- Engineering A.S.
- English A.A.
- Environmental Science A.S.
- Exercise Science A.S.
- Health/Physical Education A.S.
- Health Science A.S.
- History A.A.
- Information Science A.S.
- Liberal Arts: General A.A.
- Mathematics A.S.
- Neuroscience A.S.
- Psychology – Interpersonal A.A.
- Psychology – Pre-Professional A.A.
- Secondary Education – Mathematics A.S.
- Science A.S.
- Social Science A.A.
- Social Work A.A.
The following Bucks associate degrees are approved if and only if the student is certified through Bucks Transfer Office as having completed a mathematics course at Temple's QA/QB level (Bucks’ MATH 101, 115, 117, 118, 120, 125, 140):
- Pre K-4 Early Education A.A.
- Secondary Education – History A.A.
- Sport Management A.A.
The following Bucks associate degrees are approved if and only if the student is certified through Bucks Transfer Office as having completed a mathematics course at Temple's QA/QB level (Bucks’ MATH 101, 115, 117, 118, 120, 125, 140) and a laboratory science course at Temple’s SA/SB Level:
- Individual Transfer Studies A.A.
- Journalism A.A.
- Secondary Education – Biology A.S.
* Note: Beginning Fall 2016, Bucks County Community awards Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees in addition to Associate in Arts (A.A.) degrees. Occasionally, students will transfer with a degree type different than the one listed above (ex. a transcript might show an A.S. in Business Administration, rather than an A.A. in Business Administration). In these instances, please contact Hailey King in Undergraduate Studies to verify GenEd eligibility.
Core-to-GenEd: Any Associate of Art degree in a program the student entered in Fall 1994 or after. Effective for students entering Temple for the first time for Fall 2010 to Fall 2017.
Core-to-Core Spring 1998 - Fall 2010: Any Associate of Art degree in a program the student entered in Fall 1994 or after. Effective for students entering Temple for the first time for Spring 1998 and prior to Fall 2010.
Transfer students should be aware that GenEd-to-GenEd transfer relates only to University General Education requirements. All requirements of Temple’s schools and colleges and major programs of study remain in force.
These agreements provide accurate curricular information for prospective transfer students and their academic advisors by lining up associate degree requirements and baccalaureate requirements. The agreements indicate which courses students should take during their associate program in order to be prepared for the Temple baccalaureate program into which they wish to transfer.
Temple and Bucks County Community College have entered into the following Program-to-Program agreements:
- Associate in Arts in Business Administration to the Bachelor of Business Administration (Core)
- Associate in Arts in Business Administration to the Bachelor of Business Administration (GenEd) (Prior to Spring 2014)
- Associate in Arts in Business Administration to the Bachelor of Business Administration (Spring 2014 - Fall 2018)
- Associate in Arts in Business Administration to the Bachelor of Business Administration (Fall 2019 and later)
- Associate in Arts in Neuroscience to Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience (Spring 2014 - Spring 2018) (Fall 2018 and later)
- Associate in Arts in Pre K-4 Early Education to Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood-Elementary Education (Spring 2014 and Later) - under review
- Associate in Arts in English: Secondary Education Emphasis to Bachelor of Science in Education: Middle Grades Education - Language Arts Concentration (Effective Fall 2017)
- Associate in Arts in Psychology to Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Effective Fall 2017)
- Associate in Arts in Criminal Justice to Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (Effective Fall 2018)
- Associate in Arts in English to Bachelor of Arts in English (Effective Fall 2018)
- Associate in Science in Engineering to Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering - (Effective Fall 2018)
- Associate in Arts in Social Work to Bachelor of Social Work - (Effective Fall 2019)
Curricular information and program/advising grids from the agreements are included in the above linked documents. The full text of the agreements are on file in the Office of Undergraduate Studies. Programs and requirements are subject to change. Therefore, students should check periodically for updated materials. Students are advised to use these documents with the assistance of an advisor or counselor at Bucks County Community College.
Transfer students interested in other majors at Temple should refer to the current Undergraduate Bulletin for course information and a suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan.