ALERT: Double majoring is not allowed for students earning an Associate Degree for Transfer (AA/AS-T).
Bakersfield College degrees may be obtained using one of three General Education Patterns:
For earlier catalog rights, please refer to the appropriate online Bakersfield College catalog.
The Associate Degree requires 60 degree applicable or transfer level units.
The 60 units include the following types of courses:
NOTE: A student completing their final coursework in the summer, but who would like to participate in the once a year May commencement ceremony, should file for summer graduation beginning May 1 to June 1.
Students must file for graduation before the following deadline dates:
Commencement ceremonies are held once each year in May. Students who complete their degree requirements during the fall, summer or spring prior to the ceremony or who will complete them in the following summer, are eligible to participate.
Diplomas are mailed to graduates by the end of July.
The associate in arts or the associate in science degree shall be conferred by the Board of Trustees of the Kern Community College District upon a Bakersfield College student who has satisfactorily completed the requirements. These requirements are consistent with those prescribed by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges and the Board of Trustees of the Kern Community College District.