Course requirements for degrees can and do change over time. Students are responsible for fulfilling the degree requirements that are in effect when they begin pursuing the degree at the college. This is known as a "Catalog Year," signifying the year you began pursuing your degree; this catalog year is attached to particular course requirements. You may update to the current year's requirements if you wish, but are not required to. Remember that if you are out of the college for one year or more, you must follow the requirements in effect the year you returned to Ocean County College.