CUNY Bronx Community College (BCC) is part of the City University of New York. Founded in 1957 in the University Heights section of the Bronx in New York, the college was the realization of the dream of many educators and civic leaders who felt more institutions of higher learning were needed in the Bronx.
The college offers degrees in Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees in programs such as Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Computer Science, Engineering Science, Mathematics, Automotive Technology, Digital Arts, Electronic Engineering Technology, Environmental Technology, Marketing Management, Media Technology, Medical Office Assistant, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Nursing, Ornamental Horticulture, Paralegal Studies, Radiologic Technology, and Telecommunications Technology.
Some of the newer programs are Criminal Justice, Dietetics and Nutrition Science, Sciences for Forensics, and Energy Services Technology.
Student may also pursue Certificate Programs in Animal Care and Management, Assistant of Children with Special Needs, Automotive Technician, Bilingual Early Childhood Assistant, Early Childhood Assistant, Licensed Practical Nursing, and Paralegal Studies.
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To apply for freshman admission, a student must submit a copy of their high school diploma or GED equivalent, as well as official transcripts. Students entering a college or university are required by the City University of New York guidelines to have a minimum of 16 units of courses, with 4 units in English, 4 in social studies, 3 in mathematics, 2 in a foreign language, 2 in a laboratory science, and 1 in fine arts.
College transfer students should submit their official college transcripts, as well as their high school transcripts if they have accumulated less than 24 credits in college.
International students should submit a high school diploma at an institution equal to a high school in the United States, as well as provide official transcripts. They must also show proof of finances, in the form of bank statements from either the student or a sponsor.
Financial Aid is available for students who need assistance paying for school. Aid comes in the forms of grants, scholarships, work-study programs, and loans. Eligibility for federal aid is generally based on financial need.
To apply for federal aid, a student should begin by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which can be done online.
Students going into the teaching field may be eligible for the TEACH Grant. Students must be enrolled in a teaching course, score above the 75th percentile on an admissions test such as the SAT or ACT, and maintain a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average.
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The campus is located in the Bronx in New York, and is easily accessible by both bus and the subway. Cultural attractions in the Bronx include the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx Zoo, and Yankee Stadium.
The Center for Sustainable Energy promotes responsible environment policy and efficient energy practices. The center holds conferences on topics such as solar energy and alternative fuels, and is often used by students interested in careers in alternative energy.
The Center for Tolerance and Understanding, founded in 2005, promotes understanding between people of different cultures on campus and beyond. The center frequently presents films and guest speakers on diversity.
The college also has an extensive online learning program, where 75 percent of all learning is done online. In addition, a wireless network is available to all students.
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The athletic department fields men’s sports teams in baseball, baseball, cross-country, indoor track, and soccer, and a women’s team in volleyball. Its sports teams are nicknamed the Broncos.
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