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The bachelor's degree for working adults

Graduate in front of Northwood University 

Earn your Bachelor's Degree on the campus of Cerritos College.

It takes only three years of courses at Cerritos College and one year (31 units/11 courses) at Northwood University to earn your bachelor's degree.


It’s called the 3+1 Program. It’s designed for busy people like you who need affordable classes that meet on campus one night per week per class, or are delivered in an online format. 

Northwood University is located right here on campus so you don’t have to go far to get further in life. With new courses beginning every eight weeks, now you can get further, faster. We are private, regionally accredited, ACBSP accredited, and non-profit. We are also pleased to be designated a 2016 Military Friendly School.


Why do so many Cerritos students transfer to Northwood University?

Recognition - Northwood University is one of the largest, all-business universities in the U.S.A with national rankings and successful alumni in 120 countries around the world.

Savings - Pay three years of Cerritos College tuition plus one year of NU tuition - OR - take advantage of our Consortium agreement.  SAVE!

Convenience - 3+1 major courses are taught on campus, one night per week, for eight weeks. Each class is also available online. 

Credibility - Ask us about national rankings and our notable alumni. You could be next!

Military Friendly - Active Duty/Veterans/Qualified Spouses & Dependents: Military benefits accepted. Ask about our tuition discount!


Your next step should be into our office.

You can schedule an evaluation of your transcripts by calling (562) 653-7852 or 800.622.9000. You may also request an appointment by emailing We will go over all of the information you need to make an informed decision about earning your bachelor's degree.

The NU Program Center is located in the new Automotive Partners Building off of lot C-10 and New Falcon Way, next to Campus Police. For more information you may also visit


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