If you are an adult and interested in pursuing your bachelor’s degree, your best bet may be right here at SUNY Broome. This path offers individuals who hold an associates degree a way to earn a bachelors degree at a pace that fits their busy life and become comfortable with online courses; all with the support of the Partnership office.
Thanks to SUNY Broome’s 90/30 transfer agreement with Excelsior College, you can build on your Associate’s degree in Business, Liberal Arts, Criminal Justice, Nursing, Health Science, Computer Studies, Electrical Technology, and others. Note that you must have already earned an Associates degree in Nursing to pursue the Bachelors in Nursing degree. You then transfer to Excelsior College to complete your Bachelor’s degree requirements.
- Excelsior College was formed by the New York State Board of Regents in 1971 to address the academic needs of non-traditional students
- It is a private, not-for-profit college
- It is fully accredited by the same accrediting body as SUNY Broome and all of the SUNY colleges – the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
- SUNY Broome and Excelsior College have offered this partnership opportunity to Broome students since 1990
- Hundreds of Broome students have earned their degree via this partnership path – 38 students in the 2018 academic year!!
The Benefits of Starting Your Excelsior College Degree Through the SUNY Broome/Excelsior College Partnership Include:
- Affordable SUNY Broome tuition for the majority of your Bachelor’s degree credits
- Financial aid to those eligible is available through both SUNY Broome and Excelsior College
- Opportunities to take Broome classes most convenient to you: during the day, in the evening, on weekends, blended mode, or fully online. Your Excelsior classes would be fully online.
Note – Excelsior College is a private, not-for-profit college therefore students may not use the New York State Excelsior Scholarship toward their education there. The word “Excelsior” is the NYS motto and means “Ever Upward”. It is on the NYS coat of arms and can be seen on the state seal and state flag.
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To learn more about Excelsior College, visit their website
Transfer Programs/Excelsior College
SUNY Broome’s transfer agreement with Excelsior College covers Business areas with concentration in: Accounting, Global Business, Marketing, Human Resources, Logistics, Finance, and General Business. Students can transfer up to 96 credits from SUNY Broome towards the Excelsior College Bachelor of Science in Business. https://www.excelsior.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/46/2018/01/SUNYBroome_AS_Business_Admin_to_BS_Business.pdf
Students with an Associate’s Degree in a Health Science field may wish to pursue their Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science. Areas of Emphasis include Public Health, Health and Wellness, and Management. For those with an interest in the business side of health care, the Health Care Management degree may be a good fit. https://www.excelsior.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/46/2018/01/SUNYBroome_AS_Health_Studies_to_BS_Health_Sciences.pdf
Please contact the Bachelor Partnership office for more details.
Individuals who hold an Associate’s degree in Nursing are able to complete additional Arts and Science courses at SUNY Broome to fulfill requirements for their Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Students then complete the Nursing component through Excelsior College. Please contact the Bachelor Partnership office for more details. https://www.excelsior.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/46/2018/01/SUNYBroome_AAS_Nursing_to_BS_Nursing.pdf
Electrical Engineering Technology
Graduates of the SUNY Broome Electrical Technology can complete many more courses through Broome that will fulfill requirements toward their Excelsior’s Electrical Engineering Technology bachelors degree. https://www.excelsior.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/46/2018/01/SUNY_Broome_AAS_EET_to_BS_EET.pdf
Computer Studies transfer and non-transfer degree graduates can choose from Excelsior’s economically advantageous, on-line, Bachelor’s Degree options including: Cyber-security or Information Technology. Many third-year courses can be completed at SUNY Broome.
Individuals who have earned an Associate’s Degree in the Liberal Arts field can earn their Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Sciences (with Human Service Concentration option), History, Natural Science, or Liberal Arts. By combining general education courses and sequences in history, mathematics, science and others, students can take up to 90 credits or three fourths of the coursework toward their Bachelor’s degree at SUNY Broome. The following link demonstrates how the SUNY Broome Human Services degree transfers to a BS in Social Science with a Human Services Concentration. https://www.excelsior.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/46/2018/01/SUNYBroome_AS_Human_Services_to_BS_SS_Human_Services.pdf
Criminal Justice/National Security/Homeland Security and Emergency Management
After earning an AAS degree in Criminal Justice-Police at SUNY Broome, students can combine their degree with a third year of study at SUNY Broome and then transfer to Excelsior College for their final 33 credits of coursework to earn a Bachelor’s Degrees in Criminal Justice. The third year of study at SUNY Broome consists of additional courses in psychology, sociology, history, criminal justice and liberal arts electives. There are options for those interested in National Security or Homeland Security and Emergency Management also. Please contact the Bachelor Partnership office for more details.
Hear From Current Students/Excelsior College
Student to Student Session
Is it difficult to image what it would be like to enroll in a virtual college? Attend a Student to Student Session where you will hear from a student who has completed their SUNY Broome coursework and is currently enrolled with Excelsior.
Watch here to see when the next Student to Student session will be scheduled. You are welcome to attend! For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During this session, the student will demonstrate how to navigate a MyExcelsior account, talk about her overall experience with Excelsior, and demonstrate one of the courses she/he is participating in. Attending one of these sessions helps participants learn what to expect from upper level coursework and the differences in between SUNY Broome and Excelsior.
Attendees from a recent Student to Student Session made the following comments…
Liz – “I found this session to be very helpful. I have become comfortable with the general format of SUNY Broome’s classes over the years and felt that Excelsior was a mystery. Was I going to feel lost? Or, would I feel overwhelmed? Seeing the actual coursework, and how easily Magen navigated through it and discussed it, cleared that mystery up for me. I feel more comfortable and less anxious now with the actual transition fast approaching for me.”
Nate – “I was very interested in hearing more about the course-load at Excelsior in comparison to the course-load at SUNY Broome, the approximate cost per class, and what an actual course looks like on their Blackboard platform. It was also nice to see where to track your financial aid.”
Mary – “Attending this session put me at ease as I saw that Excelsior’s webpages was very user friendly. It is also comforting to hear that the Excelsior advisors are responsive. I’m now actually excited about this next step!”
Eric – “It was good to see the amount of resources that are available to students. I don’t anticipate feeling like I will be “in the dark”.
Lori – “The presentation was helpful in many ways. Seeing how Kaitlyn navigated through Blackboard helped me to better understand how the Excelsior classes work. The library resource was interesting and it is great to know that its available. Attending this session has relieved me as I see that the Excelsior website is user friendly.”
Recent Partnership Graduates
Congratulations to the 2018 SUNY Broome/Excelsior College graduates!
38 SUNY Broome students earned their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree through Excelsior College this past academic year. Majors included: Business, Nursing, Psychology, Health Care Management, Criminal Justice, Information Technology, Health Science, Liberal Arts, Social Science with a Concentration in Human Services.
This is Amanda (with her 3 children), a 2018 Excelsior College graduate having earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from Excelsior College. After completing her Associates at SUNY Broome, Amanda was able to take a number of additional courses through Broome leaving her with only 8 classes to complete after transferring to Excelsior College! She is a true example of how beneficial the Partnership program can be to our working students who have families. Congratulations, Amanda!
What does Amanda say about her SUNY Broome/Excelsior College Partnership Program experience?
“I had taken several online courses through BCC previously and I think those really helped prepare me for online classes with Excelsior. I really like the set up with the Excelsior classes in that the format of every class is exactly the same. That makes it a lot less complicated. I have thoroughly enjoyed being able to take classes in the 8 week format vs 15 weeks. It’s double the work, but it feels so much more efficient. I also like that you can take say, two classes in a semester, but not at the same time… I do think the coursework and load is heavier than that of the classes I took at BCC, as it should be, but not more than I expected or more than I feel is reasonable. The Excelsior professors have all been very helpful and flexible. I also feel like I’m learning things rather than just trying to get assignments in. Overall, I’m really glad I chose to pursue the Excelsior path”.