Degree & Certificate Programs

Berkeley City College awards an Associate in Arts degree (AA), an Associate in Science degree (AS), a Certificate of Achievement (CA), or a Certificate of Proficiency (CP) in liberal arts, science, occupational fields, or specialized areas of study. The college also awards non-credit certificates (NC) such as a Certificate of Completion or Certificate of Competency. The Associate in Arts for transfer (AA-T) and the Associate in Science for transfer (AS-T) are intended for students who plan to complete a Bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Please view the list of AA-T and the AS-T degrees (pdf). Supplements to the BCC Catalog are issued regularly to update this information. Degree and program handouts are provided below in pdf format. If you cannot view the pdf files below, you can get Adobe Reader.

Download a copy of the table below contained in Facts About Berkeley City College.

* This program is being offered, but is currently undergoing revision, pending approval from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. Please see a Counselor for the most current program requirements.
** This program is undergoing revision and is not currently offered.
Area of Study Degree/Certificate

American Sign Language:

American Sign Language AA CA




Art AA
Art History AA-T
Art: Figure Studies CA
Public Art
Studio Arts

Biology and Biotechnology:

Biology AS-T
Biotechnology AS CA CP


Accounting AA CP
Business Administration AS-T
General Business AA CA
Office Skills for Business CA

Chemistry (Analytical)


Communication Studies


Computer Information Systems:

Advanced Computer Programming AS CA CP
Applied Computer Information Systems AS CA CP
Web Programming AS CA CP




Elementary Teacher Education AA-T
Liberal Studies AA
Teacher’s Aide CA
School Readiness  CP


English AA-T
Creative Writing/Fiction CA
Creative Writing/Poetry CA
Creative Writing/Playwriting and Screenwriting CP
Academic Composition Skills NC

English for Speakers of Other Languages:

ESOL: High Intermediate CP
ESOL: Advanced CP

Global Studies




Liberal Arts:

Liberal Arts: with Emphasis in Arts & Humanities AA
Liberal Arts: with Emphasis in Social & Behavioral Sciences AA
Liberal Arts: CSU General Education Breadth CA
Liberal Arts: Intersegmental General Education Transfer (IGETC) CA


for more details, visit the Math AS-T Degree Program


Multimedia Arts:

for more information, visit the Multimedia Arts Department website

Film, Television, and Electronic MediaMultimedia Arts Core AS-T
Multimedia Arts Core CA
Animation & Game Design AA
Animation Level I CA
Animation Level II CA
Game Design I CA
Game Design II CA
Imaging: Infographic Design & Data Visualization AA
Imaging: Information Graphics & Digital Design CA
Imaging: Photography & Printmaking CA
Mobile and Web Design AA
Mobile and Web Design Level I CA
Mobile and Web Design Level II CA
Video Arts AA
Video Arts Level I CA
Video Arts Level II CA
Writing, Directing and Producing for Multimedia Arts CA
Multimedia Arts Certificates of Proficiency (CP) in the following:

  • Animation: Intermediate CP*, Advanced CP*
  • 3D Illustration: Basic CP*
  • Cinematography: Cinematography I CP*
  • Digital Imaging: Intermediate CP*
  • Digital Photography: Basic CP*
  • Digital Printmaking: Intermediate CP*
  • Documentary Production: CP*
  • Motion Graphics: Basic CP*
  • Video: Foundations of Video CP*
  • Video Production: Intermediate Video Production CP*, Music Video Production CP*
  • Web Design: Basic CP*, Intermediate CP*, Advanced CP*
  • Writing for Multimedia: CP*
Non-Credit MMART
Multimedia Arts Program Digital Imaging Certificate of Competency (Non-Credit) NC



Political Science




Social Work and Human Services

Social Work and Human Services Paraprofessional CA




Spanish AA-T
Spanish Language for Heritage Speakers AA CA

Women’s Studies


CP **