Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs


 

AFRICANA STUDIES
Coordinator: Dr. Chanelle Rose
BACHELOR OF ARTS: Africana Studies

One of the main goals of the Africana Studes program is to prepare Rowan students to be effective civic leaders. In order to give students the proper experience to help them become civic leaders, Rowan University offers service learning courses for its students. These courses help to bridge the gap between the academy and the public by fostering university-community collaboration. They require students to participate in community projects that allow them to put theory into practice and understand the complexities of practical problem-solving in real-world situations

AMERICAN STUDIES
Coordinator: Dr. Emily Blanck
BACHELOR OF ARTS: American Studies

Focused on excellence in undergraduate education, Rowan University has one of the most renowned American Studies programs in the country. Our American Studies major is flexible, allowing our students the opportunity to learn from many disciplines. In addition, our program is compact enough that it can be paired with almost any other major. Our program is especially focused on being compatible with Education dual majors, specifically those in Elementary Education. We often spend time in the classroom directly considering how the content and skills in the course would apply in an elementary education context.

ASIAN STUDIES
Coordinator: Dr. Q. Edward Wang
CONCENTRATION: Asian Studies

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (NEW!)
Chair: Dr. DeMond Miller
BACHELOR OF ARTS: DPEM

Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management is a relevant and timely major especially with the current and impending threat of universal terrorism, the impact of climate change and natural disasters, and the enhanced need to address issues related to public safety and national security. Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management is an innovative and interdisciplinary degree program that focuses on training students in areas that impact human welfare locally, nationally, and globally. The program has a distinctive emphasis on urban issues and environments and the role that ethics plays in how policies, politics, and practices shape the quality of life for human beings in our state, nation, and world.

ECONOMICS
Chair: Dr. Natalie Reaves
BACHELOR OF ARTS: Economics

Here at Rowan, the faculty and staff in the Economics program offer personalized attention to our students, since we are a relatively small major. We know all of our majors by name and are able to offer them continuous advising about their career paths. Additionally, there are many “free electives” in this program that make a double major or minor easily achievable, allowing students to customize their college experience to suit their goals.

ENGLISH
Chair: Dr. Joseph Coulombe
BACHELOR OF ARTS: English

Rowan’s English program is ideal for creative, thoughtful students with a strong desire to read and analyze important works of literature.  English majors learn how factors such as race, class, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and nationality affect individuals, groups, and texts, using a range of interpretive strategies to engage intelligently in an ongoing dialogue about diverse peoples and cultures.  Our alumni are prepared to succeed in a variety of careers – including education, publishing, marketing, government, public relations, library sciences, and journalism – using their skills and knowledge to adapt to the shifting demands of professional life.  

GENERAL STUDIES
Academic Advisor: Tiffany Fortunato
BACHELOR OF ARTS: General Studies

HISTORY
Chair: Dr. William Carrigan
BACHELOR OF ARTS: History

The History program at Rowan University has more programs and a wider range of diversity than most History departments our size throughout the country. We also offer a 4 + 1 program, in which students can earn a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in 5 years, saving 40% of the cost they would spend getting each degree separately. Overall, the History program is highly flexible, allowing students to be creative and widen their boundaries, as well as preparing students for graduate school and then the job market 

HUMAN SERVICES (NEW!)
Co-coordinators: Prof. Sharon McCann & Prof. Loretta Mooney
BACHELOR OF ARTS: Human Services

The Human Services department is a completely new program here at Rowan. The program is about how poeple stabilize their life and find self sufficiency through guidance treatment, and providing for basic needs.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Coordinator: Dr. Corinne Blake
BACHELOR OF ARTS: International Studies

Although the International Studies major itself does an outstanding job preparing students for the workplace and for life as global citizens, prospective students should also note that it combines well with many different majors and minors. By double majoring, students broaden their credentials, enhance their career preparation, and open doors to more career options. All students benefit from close working relationships with faculty, especially those in their specialization, and from numerous study abroad opportunities

LAW & JUSTICE STUDIES
Chair: Dr. Michael Weiss
BACHELOR OF ARTS: Law & Justice Studies

The Law and Justice Studies Department at Rowan University offers a unique program that allows students to be very hands-on in their respective fields before graduating. Our students enter the work force with experience on their resume, and full knowledge of what to expect in their respective fields. Our department also takes pride in the fact that faculty are readily available to help students, and we ensure that students are getting the most hands-on, diverse, and practical approach to their Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree, so that they are ready for their future once they graduate. We offer a 4+1 program in which students can earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years, saving 40% of the cost for getting each degree separately.

LIBERAL STUDIES
Coordinator: Cindy Finer
BACHELOR OF ARTS: Liberal Studies

MODERN LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS
Chair: Marilyn Manley
BACHELOR OF ARTS: Modern Languages & Linguistics (NEW!)

The Foreign Languages and Literatures Department at Rowan University boasts a diverse faculty with expertise in a broad range of related fields, including the study of linguistics, literatures and cultures. The rich variety of courses offered by our department support several programs, including our Spanish Major, an interdisciplinary Major in Modern Languages & Linguistics, an Applied Spanish Sequence withn the B.A. in Liberal Studies: Humanities/Social Science, Minors in Spanish, French, German Studies, and Romance Languages, and Certificates of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Chinese. Other advantages include a state-of-the-art Language Laboratory, scholarships for our students and the opportunity to satisfy program requirements through study abroad.

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PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION STUDIES
Chair: Dr. Ellen Miller
BACHELOR OF ARTS: Philosophy & Religion Studies

Rowan’s Philosophy and Religion Department's stand-out feature is that regionally and even nationally is our class size. Because we keep classes small, they are very personalized. The professors in our department know every student by name, and know what their goals are and how to help them achieve those goals. Additionally, our department has some more specific focuses that most other universities don’t, such as World Philosophy and the Philosophy of Feminism. All of our students are required to take World Philosophy I and II so that they get a broader view of philosophical and ethical problems that face the world today.

POLITICAL SCIENCE
Chair: Dr. Natalie Reaves
BACHELOR OF ARTS: Political Science

The number one element that sets Rowan apart is that our faculty members go the extra mile to ensure that students get the one-on-one assistance they need to achieve their goals. We keep our class sizes small so professors can develop personal relationships with all of our students, and know all students by name. Because we believe in a very hands-on approach to learning, we ensure that our students get the most out of their required internship, making sure they end up working in positions that provide professional preparation for their future careers. 

SOCIOLOGY & ANTHROPOLOGY
Chair: Dr. James Abbott
BACHELOR OF ARTS: 
Sociology

Here at Rowan University, we have put together a state-of-the-art program complete with a curriculum based on topic courses that speak to the social worlds and sensibilities of our times. We also provide hands-on experience in human services courses, which are geared to a practical skills-based curriculum for the health and social service job market.

SPANISH
Chair: Dr. Marilyn Manley
BACHELOR OF ARTS: Spanish
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The Foreign Languages and Literatures Department at Rowan University boasts a diverse faculty with expertise in a broad range of related fields, including the study of linguistics, literatures and cultures. The rich variety of courses offered by our department support several programs, including our Spanish Major, an interdisciplinary Major in Modern Languages & Linguistics, an Applied Spanish Sequence withn the B.A. in Liberal Studies: Humanities/Social Science, Minors in Spanish, French, German Studies, and Romance Languages, and Certificates of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Chinese. Other advantages include a state-of-the-art Language Laboratory, scholarships for our students and the opportunity to satisfy program requirements through study abroad.