To help college students stay on track and earn their bachelor’s degree amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the presidents of Mercer County Community College (MCCC) and William Paterson University (WPU) will hold a virtual press conference at 10 a.m. this morning (Thursday, May 7), to sign a new “3+1” agreement, enabling MCCC students to complete a third year at Mercer before transferring to WPU to earn their four-year degree.

If you would like to participate, email MCCC Public Relations Director Jim Gardner at gardnerj@mccc.edu for the Zoom login information.

The two schools have partnered to offer several bachelor’s degrees on MCCC’s campus. Current offerings consist of three undergraduate degrees: Early Childhood Education, Liberal Studies, and Psychology. The program is offered by William Paterson University, a New Jersey State University, at the MCCC West Windsor campus during late afternoons, evenings, Fridays, on weekends, and online.

After successfully completing the early childhood major and a second major in psychology or liberal studies, students can qualify for two teaching certifications: Preschool through Third Grade and Teacher of Students with Disabilities. Also, with a B.A. in Liberal Studies, students can focus on concentrations in any two of the following: English, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.