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Accelerated Programs


Trish Laprey

Director/Degree Completion Program

p: (201) 684-7388


Want to learn if Degree Completion at Ramapo is right for you? 

Whether you are working, raising children or changing professional pursuits, you can complete your undergraduate degree at Ramapo College of New Jersey through our innovated and focused degree completion programs. Through a combination of online and classroom study, our accelerated majors allow you to earn your undergraduate degree in as little as two years. Our degree completion programs enable graduates to gain the perspectives and skills needed to succeed, advance or re-enter the workforce.

We offer features adult students want and need, such as:

  • Courses offered in a variety of formats, including online, hybrid and/or a traditional evening schedule
  • A cohort program that places you in a community of committed adult learners like yourself
  • Fully mapped-out programs in Social Science and Professional Communication which ensure a clear path to finishing your degree
  • Accelerated eight-week terms that enable you to attend part time without slowing down your progress
  • A Prior Learning Assessment program that allows you to earn credit for learning you’ve gained through work, family and volunteer activities
  • A program director who serves as a first point of contact for your questions
  • Payment plans to help you manage your financial obligations

We offer two Accelerated Bachelor degree programs:

Accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Social Science

Ramapo’s accelerated Social Science major combines courses in criminal justice, substance abuse, human rights and other topics of pressing social concern into a coherent whole. Upon completion of this degree, you will be prepared to re-enter the workforce or seek job advancement in fields as diverse as paralegal studies, law enforcement, human resources, and related fields in law, justice and public health.

Social Science accelerated major two-year cycle of classes


Accelerated Bachelors of Arts in Contemporary Arts: Professional Communication

Our accelerated concentration in Professional Communication focuses on how information is created, managed, distributed and consumed. Students in this program engage in coursework in four key areas: Business and Non-Profit Communication, Written Communication, Visual Communication; and Persuasion and Oral Communication. With this degree, you will be prepared for careers in fields as diverse as public affairs, advertising, marketing, as well as opportunities in business, government and non-profit administration.

Contemporary Arts: Professional Communication two-year cycle of classes

Are Social Science or Professional Communication not a fit for you? We also offer customized degree completion options in over 35 traditional majors. We will work with you to find a program that meets your needs and lifestyle. Explore more degree completion options.

Fresh Start at Ramapo

Did a previous enrollment at Ramapo College result in a low grade point average that doesn’t reflect the type of student you could be now? Ramapo’s Fresh Start policy enables students who return to Ramapo after 24 consecutive months away to re-set their GPA as a first step towards achieving academic success during re-enrollment. Complete the Fresh Start Inquiry form to speak with an advisor who can help determine if Fresh Start is right for you:    Fresh Start inquiry form