Berkeley College in Woodland Park Introduces New Programs


Contact:  Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122


Berkeley College is pleased to announce that several new degree programs will be offered at the Woodland Park location in 2013. The College is currently accepting enrollment for Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree programs in Marketing Communications and Information Technology Management through the Larry L. Luing School of Business, and in Interior Design and Legal Studies through the School of Professional Studies.

“Berkeley College is pleased to offer these new programs to our students in Woodland Park as part of a quality, student-centered education,” said Marianne Vakalis, EdD, Berkeley College Interim Provost. “Each program has been developed to meet specific industry demands and to equip our students with the skills needed to be successful in their future careers.”  

The Marketing Communications program was developed in response to real-world market dynamics and focuses on the shift to digital and social media in advertising, public relations and other communications. Faculty members teach tangible skills that apply directly to the day-to-day tasks of marketing communicators and brand managers. Graduates of the Marketing Communications program will be trained to work in areas such as social media strategy, market research, media planning, media buying, brand management, advertising, public relations, and other functions involving communications.   

The Information Technology Management program offers a solid foundation of business and information technology core courses with additional courses in Web design, network security and database management. Students learn to manage the technology necessary to meet a company’s business goals and maximize organization productivity. 

The Interior Design program, including the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, focuses on areas sought by career professionals in today’s marketplace, including sustainability, lighting and space planning. The studio-based curriculum prepares graduates to work in residential or commercial interior design.  

The Legal Studies program gives students a broad skill set with which to enter the legal support professions. Students will develop critical reasoning abilities as well as communication, research and writing skills. Those interested in law school will benefit from the online pre-law school advisory center. Graduates of this program are prepared to work in a variety of areas including law firm administration and corporate, eldercare, real estate, family, criminal and property law.  

Berkeley College students in each of these programs will complete an internship prior to graduation. Career specialists work with students on an individual basis to help them obtain internships that are best suited to the students’ interests and chosen career fields.  

A leader in business education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,700 students — including over 800 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New Jersey locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. And in New York there are three locations — Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, and White Plains. Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is

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