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  • NJ A1019
  • Provides that no more than 120 credits will be required for baccalaureate degree awarded by a public institution and no more than 60 credits for an associate degree.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill provides that the standard number of credits required for the award of a baccalaureate degree by a public institution of higher education, beginning with students who initially enter the institution in the fall semester of 2016, will be 120 credit hours, and in the case of the award of an associate degree by a county college, 60 credit hours. The bill stipulates that the standard number of credit hours will not apply if the degree program is defined as a five-year degree program in the case of a four year institution or more than a two-year degree program in the case of a county college. The standard number of credit hours will also not be applicable if professional accreditation requires a greater number of credit hours, or course work cannot be completed within those credit hours, or certification requirements result in a need for additional credit hours. The bill authorizes the governing board of a public institution, in consultation with the Secretary of Higher Education, to approve additional exceptions to the standard credit hour requirements.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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