The Division offers A.S. degree and A.A. degree programs designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions, and A.A.S. degree and certificate programs designed to prepare students for careers in the social sciences immediately upon graduation. For students majoring in Human and Social Services and Education, there is a mandatory internship experience required as part of the curriculum. Students in select programs may earn cooperative education credits for work experience related to academic or career interests. Students who wish to take specific career courses for employment advancement are encouraged to meet with the chairperson of the Division or coordinators of respective programs for assistance in selecting courses that will meet their special needs. The faculty hold advanced degrees, are professionally active, and are also involved in research and publication. They serve on numerous boards and committees, and many are leaders in human service fields, frequently organizing training events for agency networks in the region.
Choose from the following degree and certificate programs:
How Do I Get In?
Essex County College admits individuals who are at least 18 years of age or have earned a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate.
To apply to the College, submit the ECC application and supporting documents (official high school and/or prior college transcripts, or official GED documentation) with the non-refundable $25 fee. You can secure the form on-line at: webservices.essex.edu.
For more information please call 973-877-3100.
How Do I Get In?
A new Honors Program is available for academically talented and highly motivated students entering college for the first time or who are just completing their first semester of study at ECC. The program includes linked courses with an emphasis on research, an internship experience, and a capstone research project. Students must apply directly to the program. Eligible criteria include an expected GPA of 3.5 or higher for students already enrolled.