Upon graduation, Rohrer College of Business (RCB) accounting majors obtain challenging, interesting, and rewarding positions! Whether you’re interested in a career with a big firm, small firm, or even starting your own business, the RCB’s accounting program will help you achieve your goals. The RCB offers a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA with an accounting specialization.
Students will be exposed to the many areas of accounting including auditing, taxes, consulting, managerial, government, not-for-profit, information systems, and forensic accounting by our qualified faculty. Many of the Rowan accounting graduates pursue the Certified Public Accounting examination right after graduating and obtain positions in large and small firms in public accounting. Others find positions with large corporations, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations.
Through Rowan’s mentorship program, students have the opportunity to be mentored by an accounting professional beginning their freshman year. They also obtain hands-on experience by obtaining internships. As an intern, they would work in one of the many areas of accounting while in school for at least one semester and earn credit. Many of the internships lead to full-time positions upon graduation. While an undergraduate, students also gain tax preparation experience through the federally sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. The students receive training through this program, so they may offer free tax help for those that qualify.
Possible Careers: Investment banker, Controller, Business credit/loan administrator, Certified Public Accountant, Auditor/Internal Auditor, Tax Accountant, Cost Accountant
Notable Employers: Comcast, State of New Jersey Division of Taxations, Defense Contract Audit Agency, BDO, ParenteBeard LLC, KPMG, Deloitte LLP, EY, PricewaterhouseCoopers
If you love business, and the creativity that drives it, Rowan’s bachelor of arts in Advertising may be the major for you. Offered through the Department of Public Relations and Advertising, Rowan’s BA in Advertising is grounded in communication research and professional experience. It has produced successful advertising professionals for more than 30 years. The program enables students to develop an array of experience from copywriting to account and media planning, from integrated marketing communication to advertising campaigns. The program encourages an internship for greater real-world and career development. You may participate in student agencies like Ad Dynamics and PRaction and join Rowan’s Ad Club, which is affiliated with the American Advertising Federation, to engage directly with area professionals.
Possible Careers: Media planning, Creative direction, Copywriting, Brand Management, Account Management
Rowan's Africana Studies program promotes a deep understanding of the unique American experience through the lens of African Americans, their struggles and triumphs. The program is a significant component of Rowan's commitment to multidisciplinary education and the inclusion of the study of diverse peoples. The program offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Africana Studies and an undergraduate Concentration in Africana Studies in cooperation with roughly a dozen departments throughout the University.
Possible Careers: Public Administration, Psychology and Social Services, Government, Law, Education, Journalism
American Studies is the study of America – its history, literature, geography, society, culture, politics, economy, philosophies and dramas. Drawing from among several disciplines, the major provides a broad liberal education and helps students develop critical thinking and writing skills as well as a sophisticated understanding of the unique, diverse American landscape.
Rowan's American Studies major provides a great base for many careers. It is an excellent coordinate major for students in the Elementary Education program as it covers many of the Core Curriculum Content Standards that aspiring educators will be expected to teach. Married with a minor in Philosophy, American Studies is also excellent preparation for law school. Along with the American Studies major students have the opportunity to minor in many other programs. We also recommend a double major in Public Relations to give a stronger sense of American history, society and culture.
Possible Careers: Psychology and Social Services, Government, Law, Education, Journalism, Business
Notable Employers: Rowan University, Mount Holly Public Schools, Cambridge (Massachusetts) Public Schools, University of South Florida
Make your dream of a creative life come true! Whether you prefer the challenges of mastering innovative digital media or the joys of traditional painting and printmaking, or a mix of media in between, Rowan is for you. Bring your ideas to life in spacious and well-equipped studios and state-of-the-art computer labs. You’ll work with faculty who are highly accomplished artists, designers and historians to expand your talents and prepare for exciting careers in art and design. The Rowan University Art Gallery regularly exhibits contemporary artists from around the world and our two other galleries spotlight students’ work. Your degree from Rowan opens a door to a whole world of possibilities. Our students put their skills to work at great internships and jobs in Philadelphia, New York, and all over the country. Some of them are teaching their own students now, and all of them gain a lasting appreciation for the visual arts. Acceptance into the Department of Art at Rowan requires a portfolio review.
Possible Careers: Museum Curator, Studio Owner, BioMed Illustrator, Art Historian, Photographer, Painter/Printmaker, Illustrator/Animator, Graphic/Web Design, Art educator
Athletic Trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians and provide such services as injury prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation. Students who seek to become athletic trainers must earn a degree through an accredited athletic training curriculum and pass the Board of Certification Exam.
Rowan Athletic Training majors learn to prevent, evaluate, diagnose, rehabilitate injuries and care for medical conditions. Students gain clinical experience under the supervision of Preceptors (clinical instructors) at Rowan University, area high schools, local colleges, professional sports and in physicians’ offices and hospitals. They also develop clinical expertise alongside some of the best athletic trainers in the region.
Rowan athletic training graduates consistently rank above the national average for first-time pass rates on the Board of Certification Exam. If you'd like to be part of a healthcare profession that assists the physically active recover from injuries, this is the major for you.
Possible Careers: Industrial Athletic Trainer, Athletic Trainer in a Hospital or Clinic Setting, Physician Extender, Performing Arts Athletic Trainer, Athletic Trainer for the Military, Professional Sport Athletic Trainer, Collegiate Athletic Trainer, High School Athletic Trainer
As the name suggests, Biochemistry is the chemistry of life, a study incorporating several disciplines including chemistry, biology, physics, genetics and math. With a Rowan degree in biochemistry you can specialize in any of the related areas of chemistry, molecular biology, genetics, structural biology, pharmacology or medicine.
Rowan's proximity to biotech firms, pharmaceutical companies and biomedical labs creates vast opportunities for internships and collaborative research. The Biochemistry program prepares students for graduate study in such disciplines as chemistry and biology as well as medical school and other allied health programs including veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacology, podiatry and optometry.
Many science-based career paths require advanced studies and a bachelor's in Biochemistry builds a strong base for graduate work.
Possible Careers: BioMedicine, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical R&D, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical sales, Basic and biomedical research
Bioinformatics is a set of methods that can take large sets of biological data and use computers to extract out meaningful results. Bioinformaticians study human diseases, find new, more powerful drugs, and unlock the secrets of the biology of many different organisms. Bioinformatics is becoming the heart of biological and biomedical sciences, and our program is designed to give you a deep and broad background and training in the practice and theory of computational biology and chemistry. Training in Bioinformatics prepares you well for today's and tomorrow's economy and gives you marketable skills, as well as preparing you for careers in healthcare and basic and biomedical research.
Possible Careers: Biotechnology, Medicine, Drug Development, Biological & Biomedical Research
Rowan's Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences provides a broad yet rigorous background in biology and related sciences along with the flexibility to build a specialty track that suits your career goals. Our program includes options for you to prepare for future careers in medicine, health professions, bioinformatics, cell biology, genetics, microbiology ecology, environmental science, botany, marine biology and zoology.
Rowan biology students enjoy small classes taught by faculty – not graduate students – and, unlike many larger universities, Rowan provides research opportunities for underclassmen. Rowan's proximity to biotech companies, the health industry, museums, and conservation or environmental facilities creates additional opportunities for internships and collaborative research.
Many biology-based career paths require advanced studies. A B.S. in Biological Sciences builds a strong base for additional post-graduate studies.
Possible Careers: Environmental careers, Bioinformatics, Nursing, Physical therapy, Education, Dentistry, Biotechnology (Research or Sales), Medicine, Biotechnology
Biomedical engineering is at the intersection of medicine and biology, with the focus on the improvement of heath care systems. Rowan's biomedical engineering program will educate its students to analyze and design innovative solutions, with the goal of improving the quality and effectiveness of patient care. Modeled after the proven hands-on, real world, project-based curriculum of Rowan’s existing engineering programs, the BME degree program will prepare students to contribute to health care solutions in an increasingly multidisciplinary environment.
Possible Careers: Nanotechnology, Stem Cell Research, Tissue Engineering, Drug Development
Biophysics is an interdisciplinary major focusing on applying the principles, methods and theories of physics and the fundamentals of analysis to study organic and biological systems. Biophysics aims to explore the biological systems and the physical properties of their molecules. Biophysicists employ the power of physics, chemistry and math to study biological processes, understanding how to prevent diseases, designing cures, and developing novel technologies including applications in biomaterials. The Biophysics major will prepare students to work in research institutes, medical centers, with the government, or in universities.
Possible Careers: Biological Research Institutes, Drug Development, Medicine
Want to be among the best? Study Chemical Engineering at Rowan!
Like all majors in the College of Engineering, a hallmark of the program is a series of medical school-style clinics that begin freshmen year and immerse students in real-world research and applications -- from discovering how a drug is designed to curing a disease to manufacturing a novel food product to producing biofuels from renewable resources. Rowan Chemical Engineering students explore real-world projects in the lab, through team-based learning, and through multi-disciplinary projects!
Possible Careers: Polymers and advanced materials, Petroleum and Alternative Energy, Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology, Food / Consumer Products, Sustainability / Green Engineering, Biomedical Technology
Rowan's Chemistry program includes organic, inorganic, physical, analytical, and polymer chemistry. The degree features a required research project, an experience designed to prepare students for deeper research in graduate school and throughout their career.
Rowan chemistry majors use sophisticated instruments not commonly found in undergraduate labs including a gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer. At some universities, such equipment is often reserved for faculty and graduate research but Rowan chemistry majors begin using it freshmen year.
Many Rowan chemistry majors pursue graduate study in the sciences, medicine and other allied health fields. Students interested in teaching chemistry may pursue a Subject Matter Teaching Certificate along with the major.
Possible Careers: Education, Analytical chemistry, Chemical sales, Developmental chemistry, Science writing, Consulting
From the large sport stadiums to the Freedom Tower in New York City, all of the world's man-made wonders were designed by Civil and Environmental Engineers. Civil engineers are problem-solvers and design and build structures, roads, bridges, and other infrastructure. Environmental engineers help make the world a cleaner and better place by pioneering technologies for water and waste water treatment plants, hazardous waste site cleanup, pollution control, and much more. Civil and Environmental Engineers are therefore responsible for designing all aspects of the infrastructure that makes your life comfortable.
As a Rowan Civil and Environmental Engineering student, you'll take part in the program's popular, hands-on clinic program starting freshmen year and learn to use science to improve the world around you! You can also be part of the Engineers without Borders chapter and assist communities worldwide meet their basic needs.
Possible Careers: Structural engineering, Environmental engineering, Geotechnical engineering, Transportation engineering, Sustainable Infrastructure, Environmental hydraulics, hydrology, and water resources engineering
Notable Employers: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, PSEG, NJ Department of Transportation, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Langan Engineering, Pennoni Associates
In simplest terms, communication enables people to form and share ideas, build relationships, and forge experience with others. The Communication Studies program at Rowan explores this central and complex part of the human condition. As a communication studies student you will engage in demanding, rewarding examinations of two central elements of communication: relationships and messages. And, you'll develop key skills employers seek most often – the ability to think, speak, and write clearly. The Communication Studies major offers flexibility in the topics of study, an approach well suited to students with wide-ranging interests and abilities. Students take a series of core courses to build a foundation in theory, research, and application and then choose a specialization: Rhetoric and Cultural Criticism or Interpersonal/Organizational Communication. Students are encouraged to do an internship outside the university, but may also conduct a research practicum, working one-on-one with a favorite professor.
Possible Careers: Higher Education, Public relations, Human resources, New media, Business
Rowan's Bachelor of Science in Computer Science provides a broad foundation for students interested in a variety of computer-based careers, from the development of software to information technology.
Possible Careers: Network and operating system specialist, Web developer, Software engineer, Database administrator, Information visualization/data mining, Software design/development
The Bachelor of Arts in Dance is a professionally oriented performance degree that integrates the study of dance and dance education within a liberal arts curriculum. The program provides students with the means to develop their technical and creative potential while learning to express themselves as diverse and informed artist and teachers. Our theoretical and practical approach to the art form strives to stimulate physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual growth; thus preparing the student for professional careers in dance.
Possible Careers: Arts Administrator, Professional Choreographer, Dance Critic, Professional Dance Educator, Professional Dance Artist, Studio Owner
Notable Employers: Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre, Performing Arts Academies, Jeanne Ruddy Dance Company, Group Motion, Koresh Dance Company, Philadelphia Dance Company
If you love working with children and focusing on the formative years, a Rowan bachelor of arts in early childhood education would be great for you! Early childhood majors teach preschool, kindergarten, and grades one through three. The major, it's actually a double major, involves a combination of education studies with one of four coordinate programs: American studies, writing arts, liberal studies: humanities/social science, and for first year students only, Literacy Studies is available. When you leave the program you will have two degrees: a bachelor's in education and a bachelor's in your coordinate major.
Possible Careers: First, second or third grade teacher, Kindergarten teacher, Preschool teacher, Teacher assistant, Day Care Lead Teacher, Head Start Lead Teacher, Entrepreneurial Child Care Business
Rowan’s Economics major provides a rigorous liberal arts education for students whose interest in business extends beyond the specific areas of accounting, finance, management, and marketing. An Economics education exposes students to economic theories with the opportunity to study the economics of health, the economics of the environment, labor economics, urban and regional economics, and many other areas of public policy. The Rowan Economics program offers students the opportunity to work with faculty on research and public policy. Rowan’s Economics Program offers internships and a unique ability to specialization in public policy in depth.
Possible Careers: Research, Public policy, Financial analyst, Economist, Small businessperson, Investment banker, Finance
The Department of Teacher Education and the Department of Art offer a dual degree program leading to a Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Education and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art. This course of study provides students with a strong foundation in artistic knowledge and skills through a distinctive studio program engaging students at a high level of conceptual and technical processes for creating art while grounding them in educational theory and practice specific for the art classroom at all grade levels. Field experiences begin early in the sophomore year in actual school and art classroom settings, and culminate with a semester long clinical practice at both elementary and secondary grade levels in NJ public schools. Students who complete these requirements qualify for the New Jersey State Art Teacher Certification for Visual Art, grades K-12. Options for study abroad are available. Rowan University is a consortium member of Studio Arts Centers International (SACI) in Florence, Italy, and sends one student per year to attend SACI through the Seward Johnson Artist Development Travel Scholarship. Scholarship recipients take studio courses in a wide variety of media and courses in art history, restoration/conservation, Italian culture or language.
For more in-depth studio experiences, students enrolled in this degree program may choose to replace the BA in Art degree track by applying for the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Arts at the end of their sophomore year.
Possible Careers: Studio Artist, Museum Educator, Art Teacher, Photographer, Art Historian
Possible Careers: Science education author/editor for journals, Science Consultant, Director of summer science programs, High School Teacher, Middle School Teacher, Elementary school teacher
Possible Careers: Science education author/editor of journals, School Science Teacher (K-12), Science Curriculum developer/designer, Science Consultant, Director of summer science programs
For candidates who wish to become middle or high school teachers of English, it is necessary to pursue two degrees at Rowan. You will pursue a degree in English and a degree in education. This dual degree combination leads to initial teacher certification that permits candidates to teach English at grades K-12. Upon graduation, you will be qualified to teach English, including literature and composition, at any level from Kindergarten through grade 12; however, as elementary schools are rarely departmentalized, most graduates teach in content specific classrooms, grades 6-12.
Possible Careers: English Teacher (K-12)
It IS fun, but health and physical education is about so much more than fun and games. A physical education is imperative to developing and maintaining lifelong health! As a Rowan education major with health and physical education certification, you will learn to apply the science of human movement, as well as organizational and instructional strategies to helping students develop active, healthy lifestyles. In addition to classroom theory you will gain field experience and student teaching opportunities to put all that knowledge into practice. And, when you graduate, you'll be certified to teach health and physical education from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in New Jersey.
Possible Careers: Pre-K-12 grade administrator (with graduate degree), Athletic coaching, Secondary health and physical education teacher, Elementary health and physical education teacher
For candidates wishing to become middle or high school teachers of social studies, it is necessary to pursue two degrees at Rowan. You will pursue a degree in history and a degree in education. This dual degree combination leads to initial teacher certification that permits candidates to teach social studies at grades K-12. Upon graduation you will be qualified to teach the social studies, including US and World history, sociology, economics, and world cultures at any level from Kindergarten through grade 12; however, as elementary schools are rarely departmentalized, most graduates teach in content specific classrooms, grades 6-12.
Possible Careers: Education Program Developer, High School Social Studies Teacher, Middle School Social Studies Teacher
Possible Careers: School Math Teacher (K-12)
Possible Careers: High School Science Teacher, Middle School Science Teacher, Elementary School Science Teacher, Science Curriculum developer/designer, Science Consultant, Director of summer science programs
Possible Careers: Science Curriculum developer/designer, Science Consultant, Director of summer science programs, High School Science Teacher, Middle School Science Teacher, Elementary School Science Teacher
Rowan offers the Subject Education K-12 dual major in: Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics, Music, Physical Science, Physics, Spanish and Theatre/Speech/Dramatic Arts.
Possible Careers: Spanish Instructor in adult or employer-based programs, Spanish Tutor, High School Spanish Teacher, Middle School Spanish Teacher, Elementary Spanish Teacher
In the past, if you wanted to become a middle school or high school teacher you majored in a subject area like Math, Science, English or History, and pursued teacher certification. Changes in state licensing requirements now enable you to enroll in the Subject Matter Education program and earn two degrees simultaneously: a bachelor’s in your subject area and a bachelor’s in Education. Upon graduation you will be qualified to teach your subject at any level from Kindergarten through grade 12.
Electrical and Computer Engineers (ECEs) have made some remarkable contributions to our world; we have pioneered the invention of smart phones, computers, smart grid, digital cameras, MP3-players, GPS systems, medical imaging devices, and computer games, just to name a few among seemingly countless technological innovations. As ECEs, we also play a crucial and indispensable role in the design of cars, airplanes, spacecraft, autonomous and even extraterrestrial vehicles, home appliances, bioinformatics, lifesaving medical equipment and so many other technologies that we have come to rely on.
A Combined Electrical and Computer Engineering Program
Once considered as distinctly different fields, electrical, electronics and computer engineering are now inseparable from each other due to complexity and scope of today’s challenges that rely on these areas. Therefore, at Rowan, we see Electrical and Computer Engineering as one well-integrated discipline. We believe that – to address tomorrow’s challenges – today’s engineers must be well-versed in both areas that were traditionally seen as separate fields. This is why we offer one of the few combined Electrical and Computer Engineering degrees available in the nation. Our ECE program is accredited as a combined program by ABET, indicating that the program meets the accreditation requirements of both electrical and computer engineering.
As a result, the Rowan ECE curriculum combines both electrical engineering topics such as electronics, control systems, digital signal processing, telecommunications, and energy as well as computer engineering topics such as computer hardware & software design, microprocessors and embedded systems.
Innovative, Project-based, Modern Curriculum
Core courses taken by all ECE students include such topics as circuits, electronics, electromagnetics, digital design, microprocessors, control systems, communication systems, digital signal processing, data structures, computer architecture and very large scale integration (microelectronics). Advanced senior-level electives provide opportunities to specialize in areas such as nanotechnology, bioengineering, sustainable design, wireless communications, artificial / computational intelligence and machine learning, digital image processing, bioinformatics, ad-vanced visualization, and embedded systems, among many others.
The Hallmark of Rowan ECE Education: The Engineering Clinics
All ECE courses have integrated laboratory components, because we believe in hands-on minds-on project-based learning. Eight semesters of Engineering Clinics provide our students with a team-oriented, multidisciplinary design and research experience, which is a unique opportunity to integrate the students' theoretical background into the solution of practical real-world engineering problems. At junior and senior levels, the ECE program alone offers about 20–25 clinic projects every semester. Allowing our students to participate other engineering programs’ clinic projects provide around 100 projects to choose from every semester. And, these are no ordinary projects: each is designed to solve a real world unsolved problem as identified – and funded by - industry, as well as faculty research. Each project, as in real world, has milestones, expectations, and deliverables requiring individual as well as well-coordinated team effort.
Possible Careers: Mobile computing, Embedded systems, robotics, Systems engineer, Digital signal, speech and audio processing, Electrical and computer engineering, Smart grid, sustainable and renewable energy, Nanotechnology, Wireless communications, Computational intelligence and machine learning, Virtual and augmented reality systems
Notable Employers: Lockheed Martin, L-3 Communications, FAA Tech Center, NAVAIR/NAVSEA, Atlantic City Electric, US Army Research Labs / CERDEC
Possible Careers: Elementary school teacher, Reading specialist, Resource teacher, Camp director
Possible Careers: Elementary school teacher, Reading specialist, Resource teacher, Camp director
Possible Careers: Camp director, Resource teacher, Reading specialist, Elementary school teacher
Possible Careers: Elementary school teacher, Reading specialist, Resource teacher, Camp director
Possible Careers: Elementary school teacher, Reading specialist, Resource teacher, Camp director
Possible Careers: Elementary school teacher, Resource teacher, Reading specialist, Camp director
Possible Careers: Elementary school teacher, Reading specialist, Resource teacher, Camp director
Possible Careers: Camp director, Reading specialist, Resource teacher, Elementary school teacher
Possible Careers: Elementary school teacher, Reading specialist, Resource teacher, Camp director
Possible Careers: Camp director, Resource teacher, Reading specialist, Elementary school teacher
Possible Careers: Camp director, Resource teacher, Reading specialist, Elementary school teacher
The BS degree in Engineering Entrepreneurship in intended for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a program of study that provides a solid engineering core, strong business background, and the ability to pursue a track in an engineering discipline within their interest area. Entrepreneurship is vital for the health of the economy, and an integral part of economic development. Students in this program will learn problem solving skills in an engineering framework, learn how to develop a successful business plan, and learn marketing techniques to successfully commercialize their innovations.
Students in Rowan's English Department are high achievers who share a love of reading and literature. The Bachelor of Arts in English incorporates a diverse mix of literature—classic, contemporary, and non-Western. Students develop analytical thinking, writing, and research skills that transfer easily to a multitude of careers and also provide a solid foundation for graduate school. Our small class sizes provide the ideal setting for personalized instruction and student growth.
Many of our English majors pursue dual degree programs in Education,Theatre, or other disciplines; customize their studies with minors in Public Relations, Journalism, and Business (to name a few); and/or deepen their cultural understanding through concentrations in International, Asian, or Africana Studies. Our graduates do very well in the job market and have found rewarding careers in a vast array of fields.
Possible Careers: Copywriting, Journalism, Education, Law, Sales, Government
The theory and practice of entrepreneurship is increasingly important for solving economic and social challenges. The Rohrer Entrepreneurship Program is designed to educate Rowan University students to understand global economic, social, political, and environmental events, problems and opportunities as they impact emerging enterprises, non-profit entities, and corporate extensions. Students are infused with authentic information, valid conceptual frameworks and reliable models, and an emphasis on innovation and venture effectiveness using entrepreneurial problem,s, cases, and project-based learning experiences and cours-based opportunities to engage in learning with indificual entrepreneurs and their new and growing ventures.
Students are encouraged to understand entrepreneurship from global, national, local and individual firm-level perspectives and to learn the dynamics through which innovative individuals, teams, and firms recognize opportunity and decide to take action to create, finance, initiate, grow, staff, lead, motivate and sustain their new ventures to create individual and pulic wealth to enrich themselves and the world
Possible Careers: Small Business Manager, Business Consultant, Management, Personal financial advisor
Notable Employers: Target, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Mars, Inc., ModSpace Company, Scotttrade Inc., Enterprise Rent-A Car, Connell Mining Products, Brighton Cromwell, LLC
The Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies is truly an interdisciplinary program drawing work from several departments. The curriculum centers on a set of courses designed to emphasize the multifaceted nature of environmental problems. Through this approach, students learn to apply basic scientific and sociological concepts and research methodologies to environmental issues of regional, national, and global importance.
Possible Careers: Public policy, Conservation, Research, Law, Consulting, Journalism
The Exploratory Studies Program (ESP) is an academic home for students who have not yet declared a major. The program is designed to give students time to explore their interests and find a major they are passionate about!
Benefits of the ESP program include:
- Academic advisors with knowledge of all Rowan majors
- Opportunity to take courses to explore multiple majors while fulfilling requirements
- Discussions with professors, peers, advisors, and campus officials to explore interests
Finance is an exciting, dynamic and highly rewarding major. Every type of organization, private or public or domestic or international, needs finance professionals who have a mastery of how to allocate money to its highest use. The finance program at Rowan University provides students with an in-depth understanding of how firms raise and invest capital, how individuals allocate their savings among different investment options, and how markets function to channel funds from savers to investors. Rowan finance graduates accept prestigious positions with commercial banks, investment and brokerage firms, government agencies, consulting firms, insurance firms, and large and small corporations.
At Rowan, the study of finance goes way beyond the classroom. Students research the markets and make real purchases in our state-of-the-art interactive trading room. In the trading room, finance students validate their textbook knowledge by buying and selling stocks with real money — $100,000 that comes from the William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation. The room, sponsored by Northwestern Mutual Financial Network in 2011, features 27 powerful computers for in depth financial analysis, a large LCD touch screen monitor and multi-hued electronic tickers front and rear. Researching on the Bloomberg financial network and through other resources, students make investment decisions in near-real time.
Why should you study finance at Rowan University?
· Modern and dynamic curriculum reflecting market conditions and expectations
· Faculty members with national and international recognition who are leading researchers and dedicated teachers in their fields
· High job placement and successful graduates
· Excellent internship opportunities that may lead to permanent jobs
· Excellent mentorship program connecting finance students with Rowan alumni
· Interactive trading room with more hands on learning opportunities
· Portfolio management electives and contests
· Active Financial Management Association student club that arranges various lectures by leading business executives and organizes
excursions to major financial markets and institutions in Philadelphia and New York
Possible Careers: Financial Manager, Wealth and Investment Manager, Security Analyst, Personal financial advisor, Loan officer
Notable Employers: Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo Advisors, ING Financial Partners, Goldman Sachs, Vanguard, State Street, Wells Fargo Advisors, Lincoln Financial Group, TD Bank, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, J. P. Morgan
Rowan students pursing a Bachelor of Science in G.I.S. study the white-hot field of spatial analysis, a field that is documenting the planet with satellite-guided accuracy. A relatively new field, spatial analysis employs complex data sets to explore how various environmental factors can impact a place. Visualization tools employed in GIS enable exploration with 3D modeling and across time periods. Career opportunities for GIS technicians, analysts and specialists are in demand in the public and private sectors alike.
Possible Careers: Non-profit, State, local and federal government, Analysis, Planning, Engineering, Education
The field of geography is one of the most exciting and dynamic disciplines at Rowan University. Far more than memorizing capital cities and place names on a map, geography is an engaging field that has a wide diversity of specializations. The common themes that unite all geographers are the scientific exploration of the earth and spatial analysis. One branch of geography focuses on people (human geography) and the other branch focuses on the environment (physical geography). There are multiple sub-disciplines within the field that cover everything from geology and climatology to demography and planning.
Possible Careers: Cartography, Climatology, Demography, G.I.S. Technology, Hydrology, Planning
Health Promotion is a process of supporting, training and encouraging others in the pursuit of well-being in all dimensions of a person’s life, including Social, Physical, Emotional, Occupational, Intellectual, Environmental and Spiritual. Personal health behavior is significant, as individuals are encouraged to adopt and maintain positive lifestyles through a variety of awareness, educational and motivational strategies. While fitness is a component of health promotion, it is highlighted in the title to reflect the strong emphasis on exercise science within this specialization of the HES Department. The specialization also emphasizes the management of health promotion and wellness interventions, preparing students with the administrative and business skills they need to successfully implement HPWM programs.
Possible Careers: Community Settings, Clinical Settings, Corporations
Health promotion and fitness management is all about the creation of a healthy lifestyle through wellness. It's an approach to health that focuses on improving one's quality of life through positive lifestyle habits. Organizations today realize that a healthy employee is a happy and productive employee. Many incorporate wellness into their mission and hire qualified staff to manage their programs. Worksites, hospitals, colleges and universities and community agencies all employ health and fitness professionals to provide wellness programs to their members, employees and students. Successful health care professionals promote good health through proper nutrition, exercise, and healthy lifestyle choices. If your passion is keeping people fit and healthy through community or health care agencies, hospitals, communityercial wellness centers or employeecorporate health and fitness programs outlets, HPFM is the major for you. Rowan’s program in HPFM received the Distinguished Undergraduate Program Award from the National Wellness Institute in 2010 and serves as a model for other institutions.
Possible Careers: Wellness coach, Public health educator, Strength and conditioning coach, Health promotion program coordinator, Exercise specialist, Preparation for graduate study in allied health careers, including physical and occupational therapy
Rowan history majors don't just pore over textbooks: they learn from outstanding faculty and study primary sources – documents, diaries, and other hard, original evidence. Faculty specializations include American, European, Latin American, Asian, African, Russian and Islamic history, providing students the opportunity to develop a broad understanding of history and to specialize in a particular area of interest.
Rowan's proximity to Philadelphia, New York and Washington affords outstanding internship opportunities for history majors to deepen their base of knowledge, develop contacts and build skills they'll use throughout their careers. Past history internships have included stints with the Battleship New Jersey, Independence National Historical Park, the African American Museum in Philadelphia and the Alice Paul Institute, a non-profit dedicated to the legacy of the women's rights pioneer.
Possible Careers: Foreign service, Campaign consulting, Advertising, Law, Education, Journalism
In business, the most valuable resource is the human resource. The ability to consistently attract and hire the right people is a quality that makes good organizations great. But human resources is about way more than posting openings and scanning the replies. It's about a wide range of key business functions including recruiting, hiring, training, managing, administering benefits, and overseeing labor relations.
At Rowan, students in the human resource management program within the Rohrer College of Business enjoy small classrooms and top-notch instruction – a private school education at a public school price. And, unlike at larger schools, they're encouraged to interact with faculty inside and outside the classroom on issues ranging from coursework to careers. Faculty guide students not only in class studies but in seeking and landing the kind of internship that often leads to that first, critical job!
Possible Careers: Management, Labor Relations, Credit manager, Loan officer, Human resources, Corporate trainer
Notable Employers: Verizon Wireless, South Jersey Industries, Hay Group, Department of the Navy, Corporate Synergies Group, Amerisource Bergen, American Water, Target, Lockheed Martin
International Studies is an interdisciplinary major designed to prepare students for careers in an increasingly global world. As an International Studies major, you will undertake a rigorous program of study--international politics, economics, geography, languages, history, and cultures--to analyze major issues facing the world community and understand your own society in a broader context. You will also learn how to apply interdisciplinary approaches to global problems and issues and acquire transferable skills in communication, collection and analysis of data, and research. International Studies majors will be well-positioned to build careers within a wide range of companies, foundations, and governmental organizations that require an in-depth knowledge of international issues or to continue on to graduate programs in a variety of fields.
Possible Careers: Education, Natural Sciences, Social Services, Government, Law, International Business, Healthcare
Technology has changed the way news is delivered and that means journalists need new skills. At Rowan, we prepare our students for this exciting new era of journalism!
As a Rowan journalism student you'll learn to write for the mass media, anchor a TV news broadcast, build a news blog, create an interactive website, and edit like a pro. Our class sizes are small, and coursework is designed to help you become a better multimedia reporter, writer, and editor.
Our faculty members are working journalists with experience in online settings, television, radio, newspapers, and magazines.
Journalism majors and minors have access to great internships in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and New York City. Previous journalism students have interned at NBC10, BBC America, Elle Magazine, O Magazine, The Late Show with David Letterman, and Comcast SportsNet.
Possible Careers: Publishing, Editing, Photojournalism, Sports journalism, Broadcast journalism, Multimedia journalism
With a Rowan Bachelor of Arts in Law & Justice Studies, your career choices are virtually limitless! The largest department within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, our long-established Law & Justice program prepares students for careers right out of college or for law or graduate school.
Possible Careers: Probation/parole, Police, Paralegal, Fish & Game, Federal drug enforcement, Crime scene investigation
Rowan's Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies: Humanities/Social Sciences provides a well-rounded, liberal education in which students focus on multiple areas of study. A concentrated yet versatile major, Liberal Studies: Humanities/Social Sciences requires students to create a major tailored to their own interests and goals as they choose courses from two menus of study.
Possible Careers: Social work, Government, Law, Medicine, Journalism, Business
Considered a "liberal" degree because it draws from different sources of knowledge, Rowan's Math/Science major focuses on mathematics, computer science, the biological sciences, chemistry and physics as connected areas of study. By learning to make connections between disciplines, students in the Math/Science major develop strong critical thinking skills and an in-depth understanding of the scientific enterprise, the uses of technology, scientific ways of knowing, and quantitative methods.
Possible Careers: Science and technical writing, Information systems, Education, Pharmaceutical sales, Medicine
The Bachelor of Science in Management Program prepares students for meaningful positions in management by providing them with a foundation for career growth. The Program is designed to provide a strong foundation in both traditional and innovative management skills in the areas of leading and supervising others, communicating clearly and being able to analyze and solve organizational problems using both quantitative and qualitative information. It includes traditional clssroom instruction, simulations, "real world" internships, lectures by management practitioners and working with academic advisors to develop and implement a course of student that meets each students's individual needs.
Possible Careers: Business to Business Sales Manager, Business Analyst, Assistant Manager, Assistant Buyer, Administrative Services Manager, Account Manager, Contract Specialist, Customer Service Manager, Engineering Manager, Facilities Manager, Food Services Manager, General Manager, Internet Sales Manager, Medical and Health Services Manager, Operations Specialist, Project Manager, Supply Chain Specialist
Notable Employers: US Airways, Subaru, Sodexho, Sherwin Williams, Marriott, Allstate, Ceva Logistics, Defense Logistics Agency, Enterprise Holdings, Inc., Fastenal, Target, TD Bank
The Management Information Systems (MIS) Program is designed to prepare students for careers in a rapidly changing technological worl by training them to analyze brusiness problems, challenges and opportunities and to subsequently design, develop, implement and maintain business solutions through the use of information and information technology.
The MIS Program has been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, (www.abet.org), the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology. ABET accreditation demonstrates a program's commitment to providing its students with a quality education. The MIS Program is one of a handful of programs that is accredited by both AACSC International and the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, (www.abet.org).
Possible Careers: Computer Training and Support Professionals, Systems Analysts, Network and Systems Administrators, Project Manager, Consulting, Business Analyst, Database administrator
Notable Employers: Campbell Soup, New York Life, Accenture, AT&T Wireless, Beyond.com, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Computer Sciences Corporation, Datek Online, Electronic Data Systems, General Services Administration, IBM, New Jersey State Department of the Treasury, Prudential, Towers Perrin, Unisys, Comcast, TD Bank, Lockheed Martin
As a marketing major in Rowan’s Rohrer College of Business, you will be prepared for marketing careers in a rapidly changing business, social, and political environment. The program provides students with a full understanding of the functions of business organizations and prepares them to be strong contributors to the marketing function within their organizations. Students learn the application of “The Four Ps” – product, price, promotion and place –across different areas of marketing within a global and socially responsible framework. They will also develop real-world experience through supervised internships and class projects that focus on the development of marketing plans for South Jersey Firms. Our award winning Rowan University Chapter of the American Marketing Association will enable you to build leadership as well as organizational skills and that will be instrumental in creating a professional network. Career opportunities abrund in Marketing such as advertising, marketing research, retailing, even planning, merchandising, customer relations, public relations, and product/brand management. Our alumni have successful careers in both profit & non-profit organizations such as, American Cancer Society, Campbells, Kohl's Dept Stores, Target, and Astra Zeneca.
Possible Careers: Buyer/Merchandising, Brand Manager, Product Manager, Sports Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Health Care Marketing, Event Marketing/Event Planning, Retail, Advertising/Promotion, Sales, Market research, E-commerce, Account executive
Notable Employers: Toys R Us, CVS Caremark, Conde Nast Publications, University of Pennsylvania, Nestle, Astra Zeneca, Pepsi Co, ARAMARK, Stryker, Philadelphia Orchestra, Verizon Wireless, Enterprise Holdings, Inc., Target
Rowan's versatile mathematics program serves a variety of career goals, from education to business. Whether your interests lay in teaching, graduate study, business, or an array of other fields, Rowan's math program could be for you. The Mathematics Department offers a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree, as well as a five-year dual B.S./M.A. degree. All mathematics programs combine courses in theory with applied mathematics that integrate instruction and problem solving with technology. Faculty conduct research in advanced algebra, analysis, statistics, applied mathematics, and mathematics education.
Possible Careers: Statistics, Operations research, Industry, Finance, Actuarial science, Education
As the broadest of all engineering programs, mechanical engineers have their fingerprints on practically everything people use. For example, consider the automobile: mechanical engineers study the aerodynamics to design the exterior, understand combustion and fluid mechanics to develop the engine systems, conduct simulations on vehicle dynamics to optimize the drive train, appreciate the material requirements to mass-produce a reliable vehicle, and are keenly aware of potential dangers to design safety systems. The same involvement can be detailed for energy production systems, building environmental control systems, industrial automation or robotics, transportation systems and biological systems. To prepare our students for such a wide variety of applications we focus our attention towards the key steps that make any product or a system successful. Our students learn to base their DESIGN on engineering fundamentals, ANALYZE their ideas using industry standard tools, BUILD prototypes to appreciate the challenge of fabrication and finally TEST their designs for performance. This 'Design, Analyze, Build, and Test' philosophy is at the core of our graduates, making them well-suited for industrial jobs, governmental positions, and graduate schools.
Possible Careers: Mechanical Design, Biomedical Design, Manufacturing, Robotics Design, Industrial Automation, Maritime Engineering, Power Generation Engineering, Sustainable Energy Engineering, Nanotechnology
Notable Employers: John Deere, General Motors, DuPont, Vermeer Industries, NAVAIR/NAVSEA
The interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages & Linguistics prepares students for a vast range of careers, including within the fields of interpretation and translation, government, entertainment, industry, travel and tourism, and education. The major enriches students’ worldview and prepares them to communicate and interact with large populations of speakers coming from different cultural and ideological backgrounds. In addition to the Major in Modern Languages & Linguistics, Rowan offers a Spanish language major, minors in Spanish, French, German Studies, and Romance Languages, and six Certificates of Undergraduate Study (CUGS) in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Chinese.
Possible Careers: Service and Education, Government, Travel and tourism, Interpretation and Translation, Entertainment
The Bachelor of Arts in Music is a solid liberal arts program for those who love music but are looking for a career outside of performing or teaching. Whatever your goal, you'll work with the best in the field and grow in perception, interpretation, self-discipline and creativity. You'll combine a broad academic background with musical training for further study in such fields as musicology, music criticism, music therapy or other music-related careers. Career options with a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Rowan are plentiful. The degree prepares students for entrance to the working world directly or for graduate studies.
Possible Careers: Music Critic, Medical School, Musicologist, among others, Music Theorist, Arts Management, Music therapist, Instrumental sales rep, Film/TV music editor
Rowan's Bachelor of Music in Composition is all about theory and creativity – learning to do what you love but doing it better. As a Music Composition major you'll expand your approach, style and point of view as a composer. The major emphasizes an individual approach to creative work, exploring avenues of awareness, and nurturing your stylistic voice. With more than 20 ensembles and an extensive music library, Rowan offers an ideal environment for serious students of music. Career options with a Bachelor of Music in Composition from Rowan are plentiful. The degree prepares students for direct entrance to the marketplace or for graduate studies.
Possible Careers: Music Theorist, Music Critic, Musicologist, Medical School, Composer/arranger, Instrumental sales rep, Film/TV music editor
Music Industry - Music Business Specialization
The Bachelor of Science in Music Industry program’s Music Business specialization is an innovative, career-oriented program geared toward those who plan to work in the music industry in a variety of careers. Whether your goal is to become a manager, booking agent, marketer, or entrepreneur, among many other options, you'll gain valuable hands-on experience and connections in a program that combines practical skills and a strong academic background with business skills and insider knowledge of the industry. Through projects, coursework, and internships, you’ll gain a solid grasp of how the music business operates, network with industry professionals, and solidify your skill sets. The curriculum includes running an in-house record label, artist management, publishing, live event bookings and promotion, music production, social media, marketing, and entrepreneurship. The degree prepares students for entrance to the working world directly, through employment or entrepreneurship, as well as providing a path for entering the Rowan University BS/MBA program.
Music Industry - Music Technology Specialization
The Bachelor of Science in Music Industry program’s Music Technology Specialization is an innovative, career-oriented program geared toward those who plan to work in the recording industry. You'll gain valuable hands-on experience and connections in a program that combines up-to-the-minute technical skills and a strong academic background with business know-how and an insider understanding of the industry. You’ll also have access to Rowan University’s brand-new recording studios and a music computer lab with the latest software used by industry professionals. Through projects, coursework, and internships, you’ll gain a solid grasp of how the music business operates, network with industry professionals, and solidify your skill sets. The curriculum includes producing music, recording, mixing, mastering, game audio, music business, audio for video, post-production sound, live sound reinforcement, synthesis, sampling, and remixing. The degree prepares students for entrance to the working world directly, through employment or entrepreneurship, as well as providing a path for entering the Rowan University BS/MBA program.
Possible Careers: Social Media Manager, Music Publisher, Recording Artist, Label Owner, Marketing Manager, Artist Manager, Touring Manager, Sound Engineer, Booking Agent, Record Producer, Post-Production Sound Engineer, Composer for TV
Enter the Bachelor of Music in Jazz program at Rowan and prepare to be inspired, challenged, and, dare we say it, jazzed to become a serious jazz artist! Our faculty members are professional performers and recording artists dedicated to preserving and passing on this unique American art form. You'll have plenty of chances to perform with the many small and large jazz ensembles at Rowan and to study both individually and in small groups. The Maynard Ferguson Institute of Jazz Studies, named for the famed composer and trumpeter, is housed within the department and supports its works.
Possible Careers: Teacher, Performer, Composer/arranger, Film/TV music editor, Medical School
Whether you're a talented singer or an accomplished instrumentalist, Rowan's Bachelor of Music in Performance offers a place to nurture and develop your talent. The vocal music faculty provides individualized and group instruction in applied voice and vocal literature. Instrumentalists study privately with specialists in addition to classes on broader themes and styles. You'll learn about the history of music and musical styles along with the techniques needed to be a professional performer!
Possible Careers: Music Critic, Arts Management, Instrumental sales rep, Medical School, Teacher, Performer, Composer/arranger, Film/TV music editor
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Nutrition features two specializations for students: Exercise Science and Dietetics. Both specializations share a common core, but each has its own unique specialization requirements.
The B.S. in Nutrition with an Exercise Science specialization prepares graduates to work as nutrition educators, counselors and exercise specialists, combining two essential areas of expertise as they serve clients in hospital, worksite, community and school-based wellness and fitness programs. Graduates are prepared to enter graduate programs in several health-related fields, (i.e. public health, nutrition, and health promotion/wellness). The B.S. in Nutrition with an Exercise Science specialization accommodates the many students who want to study nutrition and graduate with an employable degree in the fitness profession.
The B.S. in Nutrition with a specialization in Dietetics provides the foundation for students to pursue a Master of Science (M.S.) in Nutrition and Dietetics to become Registered Dietitians. By 2024, a master’s degree will be required to sit for the Registered Dietitian certification exam, this program is designed to meet the changing criteria of the national accrediting and credentialing agencies in nutrition and dietetics. These two programs are designed to allow students an accelerated path to a Master’s degree and to certification as a Registered Dietitian.
Possible Careers: Dietitian, Exercise specialist, Counselors, Educators
If you want to become a better thinker, writer, and all around communicator, a Rowan degree in Philosophy and Religion studies may be right for you! The Department of Philosophy and Religion offers several options including a major in Philosophy and Religion Studies, a concentration in Philsoophy and Religion Studies, a concentration in Ethics, a concentration in Biomedical Ethics, and extensive offerings in general education.
Providing a classic liberal arts education, Philosophy and Religion is a thorough, rigorous program that promotes lifelong learning, helps develop critical reasoning skills and provides crucial tools for decision-making. The program offers options for those interested in Pre-law, Pre-Business, Pre-ministry, Government and Politics and other career choices.
Possible Careers: Business, Journalism, Medicine, Law, Government, Publishing/writing
Notable Employers: Law Offices, Newspapers, Government Agencies, United Nations, Ethics Boards
Possible Careers: Business, Journalism, Medicine, Law, Government, Publishing/writing
Notable Employers: Government Agencies, Law Offices, United Nations, Ethics Boards, Newspapers
Rowan's Bachelor of Science in Physical Science prepares students for a range of career options. Designed to give students a broad background, this degree provides a rigorous immersion in the sciences but is flexible, featuring up to 23 semester hours of free and/or directed electives. Those electives may be used to pursue a variety of options including physical science teaching certification, completion of a concentration or minor, or to simply develop one's passion in a core physical science.
A Rowan degree in Physical Science is great preparation for post-bac degree programs, interdisciplinary graduate programs, a job in industry or government, or teaching high school science.
Students choose a base specialization (physics or chemistry) and either one of the pre-designed “career tracks” set of courses, or, with the help of their advisor, design their own.
Possible Careers: Medicine, Education, Environmental science, Law, Technical sales/marketing, Technical writing
Rowan's Bachelor of Science in Physical Science prepares students for a range of career options. Designed to give students a broad background in both chemistry and physics, this degree provides a rigorous immersion in the sciences but is flexible, featuring up to 23 semester hours of free and/or directed electives. Those electives may be used to pursue a variety of options including physical science teaching certification, completion of a concentration or minor, or to simply develop one's passion in a core physical science. A Rowan degree in Physical Science is great preparation for post-bac degree programs, interdisciplinary graduate programs, a tech-oriented job in industry or government, or teaching high school science. Students choose a base specialization (physics or chemistry) and either one of the pre-designed “career tracks” set of courses, or, with the help of their advisor, design their own.
Possible Careers: Environmental studies, Technical writing, Science writing, Education, Medicine
Rowan's Department of Physics & Astronomy offers a variety of educational options including the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts in physics, a minor in physics, and a concentration in astronomy. Physics students may perform research with faculty in a variety of areas, including materials physics, condensed matter physics, theoretical physics, biomedical physics, astronomy and planetary science. Special physics facilities include a magnetics lab, a physical properties lab, a thin film fabrication lab, a microscopy lab, an ultrafast spectroscopy lab, a laser cooling lab, a computational physics lab, and an astrophysics & planetary science research lab. The B.S. in Physics is good preparation for graduate studies in physics, astronomy, or a host of engineering programs as well as to move directly into a technical career. The B.A. is good preparation for technically oriented careers, post-bac studies, or a career in high school education.
Possible Careers: Transportation, Programming & Game Design, Environmental studies, Engineering, Energy & Sustainability, Education
Rowan’s Bachelor of Science in Planning (B.S.P.) is a professional degree program that prepares students for graduate school in planning as well as positions in local, state, and federal agencies, private companies, planning departments, engineering firms, and many others. The program introduces students to the diversity of the planning profession while providing an understanding of the broader purpose of planning and the opportunity to focus on practice and application through research and studio credits.
Possible Careers: Planning, Government, Engineering, Environmental science, Software design/development
A degree in Political Science provides a rigorous liberal arts education incorporating that can lead to a career in law, government, non-profit organizations, and graduate education. Political science includes a wide array of fields of study and methodological approaches in the study of politics and government of all countries and regions of the world. Specializations within political science at Rowan include American politics and government, state and local government, political theory and ideology, public policy and administration, comparative politics and political economy, and international relations. Rowan’s Political Science Program offers a well-established internship program and a unique ability to specialization in public policy in depth.
Possible Careers: Political campaigning, Education, Public policy, Law, Research, Intelligence, Government, Non-profit
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychological Science is designed for students who are interested in pursuing research-oriented careers that may or may not require graduate level training such as experimental psychology (e.g., human factors, neuroscience, social & personality, quantitative), clinical psychology, and the medical field (e.g., psychiatry, nursing). The degree will require additional psychology coursework and hands-on experience in research methods and statistics. This rigorous program will better prepare our students for competitive research-oriented graduate training and careers.
Possible Careers: Communications, Business, Faculty & Research Positions, Education, Law & Public Policy, Human Services, Health, Government, Engineering, Design
The Psychology major at Rowan immerses students in the diverse fields of modern psychology with an emphasis on the scientific study of behavior and cognitive processes. Coursework in such areas as the biological basis of behavior, lifespan development, abnormal psychology, cognition, learning, social interactions, statistics, and research methods develop an emphasis on critical thinking, a scientific approach to understanding behavior, effective communication, and quantitative skills. All Psychology students take the Psychology as a Profession and Practice course, which provides background information about careers in Psychology and Psychology related fields, as well as skills for future job acquisition. Rowan psychology students can also build real world experience and connections through field experiences in a number of settings including drug/alcohol treatment facilities, human services agencies, human resources departments, residential facilities for individuals with developmental disabilities, and correctional facilities. Our Independent Study program also allows student to obtain hands-on experience conceptualizing and conducting research. The Rowan Psychology major is popular in high demand among Rowan students because the skill set provided and areas of study are generalizable to many different careers and life experiences. The Psychology department also offers a Psychology major with a Specialization in Behavioral Services for Children and Their Families, which provides the necessary coursework for future certification as a Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA).
Possible Careers: Research, Human Services, Health Professions, School Psychology, Counseling, Human resources
Psychology majors have an opportunity to choose to complete the Specialization in Behavioral Services for Children and Their Families as part of the Psychology Major. The Specialization consists of a sequence of five courses that teaches students how to use applied behavior analysis to maximize the functioning of children with special needs. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach to the assessment and treatment of socially important issues. The National Autism Center’s Standards Project lists ABA as one of the few evidence-based treatments for autism and other related disorders. In addition to learning ABA, students in the Specialization also learn about developmental psychopathology and the ethical and legal issues in the practice of ABA. The coursework within the Specialization has been approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as meeting the coursework requirement for the Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). Students in the Specialization who are interested in pursuing the BCaBA certification will also need to complete 1000 hours of practical experience supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), apply to the national certifying body, and pass a national examination (this is not a requirement for students enrolled in the Specialization, but it is an option). The Specialization is designed to provide the coursework component of these requirements. In addition to the Specialization coursework, students may also have the opportunity to complete a field experience placement in the community learning how to implement ABA change strategies. Students in the Specialization may also conduct research under the supervision of faculty and graduate students in the Masters of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis. The Specialization provides students with a unique academic experience and skills that make them more competitive for employment at the bachelor’s level as well as for certain graduate programs, should they decide to continue their academic training. Graduates of the Specialization are typically employed in human service agencies or schools that provide education and services to children and their families.
Possible Careers: Research, Education, Human Services
Notable Employers: CNNH, Melmark, Brett DiNovi and Associates, LLC, Local School Districts, ABC Consultants, LLC, Y.A.L.E. Schools, Bancroft
Public Relations starts with critical thinking and writing. It’s about using your talent to manage an organization’s reputation and to tell its story to important audiences. Rowan has one of the oldest and most celebrated public relations programs in the country. The program holds the Certified Educator in Public Relations credential from the Public Relations Society of America, one of only 30 programs worldwide to do so. Classroom instruction simulates real-world PR challenges as you work with real clients, participate in problem-solving competitions, and make panel presentations. Rowan’s PR program is a rigorous learning experience in which students study with seasoned professionals and practice their skills in a variety of forums, from internships to working in Rowan’s celebrated chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. The chapter, which competes against chapters from much larger colleges and universities, has been named outstanding chapter in the nation eight times, more than any other chapter, and has won more than 200 national awards.
Possible Careers: Speech writing and marketing support, Media relations management, Newsletter/e-newsletter editing, Event coordination, Account supervision
Want to be the next Special Effects Coordinator for Game of Thrones? How about VP of Programming for the Sci-Fi Channel? Maybe an Emmy Award-Winning producer for NFL Films, ESPN, MLB, CNN, Animal Planet, Saturday Night Live, MTV, or Comcast Sports? Or Executive Producer of The Ellen Show? Guess what? All of these industry folks are graduates of Rowan's Radio/TV/Film program. They are part of our alumni network of media professionals who continue to excel with their Rowan degrees.
We have been preparing students for media-based careers since 1976. Our Radio Television and Film students learn the fundamentals of media production and the history and business of media. Hundreds of our graduates work at TV and radio stations throughout the Philadelphia and New York markets as well as across the US. In addition to the traditional areas of radio, television, and film production, we offer Concentrations in New Media and Audio Recording.
Join us for an exciting production and media studies experience. Our faculty do what they teach and have a passion for preparing students for the now and the future.
Possible Careers: Media related writing and research, Media industry management and sales, Radio production, Film and television production
If you really want to understand the world around you – and make a difference in it – consider Rowan's Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Using empirical data, Rowan students of Sociology and Anthropology study factors that affect and shape cultures and societies. Through a combination of classroom study, the Field Experience Seminar and internships, students develop critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills that serve them well for a lifetime. And for sociology and anthropology majors, career options are limitless!
Possible Careers: Resource management, Forensic anthropology, Social work, Government, Education, Business
A Bachelor of Arts in Spanish through the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures prepares students for a vast range of careers and experiences. The major trains students to think and write analytically, enriches their world view and prepares them to use the language practically in a wide variety of careers, including teaching, translation and interpretation, business, communications, law and medicine. In addition to the Spanish language major, Rowan offers minors in Spanish, French, German Studies, and Romance Languages.. We currently offer coursework in Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Japanese and Latin." (please remove Russian, Swahili and Zulu).
Possible Careers: Communications, Travel and tourism, Psychology and Social Services, Government, Education, Medicine, Business
Notable Employers: Telemundo, Univision
Rowan’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art will nurture your creativity with a thoughtful balance of experience, technical skills, and a deep understanding of the realities of artistic production and practice. Contemporary art exhibitions at the Rowan University Art Gallery and regular trips to world-class galleries and museums in Philadelphia, New York, and Washington D.C. help your ideas grow along with your hands-on studio skills. Your education at Rowan prepares you to become a professional artist or continue your education in top graduate programs in art. No matter what media you prefer, we’ve got the spacious facilities and accomplished faculty, the small class sizes and the challenging approaches to learning that will send you confidently into the professional world of art. Acceptance into the Department of Art at Rowan requires a portfolio review.
Possible Careers: Video Artist, 3-D Model-Maker, Sculptor/Ceramist, Art Critic/Consultant, Museum Staff, Jewelry designer, Illustrator, Art Appraiser
Graphic designers plan, analyze, and create visual solutions to a wide range of communication problems. Our faculty are practicing designers who will help you develop thoughtful experiences, technical skills, and deep understanding of the realities of design production and practice. At Rowan, you will work in traditional print media and master the challenges of interactivity and digital innovation. Contemporary exhibitions at the Rowan University Art Gallery, regular visits by design pros, and exciting visits to world-class studios and firms in Philadelphia, New York, and Washington D.C. help your ideas grow too. Whether you dream of running your own studio, working with a talented team, or continuing your education in graduate school, the Bachelor of Fine Arts Specialization in Graphic Design opens up great career options in professional design. Acceptance into the Department of Art at Rowan requires a portfolio review.
Possible Careers: Packaging Developer, Exhibit Designer, Design Consultant, Web/Digital Designer, Graphic Designer, Art Director, Art educator, Prepress Specialist
The mission of the Department of Marketing and Business Information Systems is to prepare students for careers in a rapidly changing economic, political, social, and technological environment. The major goal of Supply Chain & Logistical Systems: Business Administration is to provide students with a full understanding of the logistical functions and the methods used to manage supply chains so that they may be strong contributors to their employers.
This fast-paced, global field offers tremendous employment opportunities. Supply chain managers are in high demand but limited supply, meaning that you’ll have wide-ranging supply chain management career options and advancement prospects. In short, nearly every size and type of organization needs motivated, well-prepared individuals like you to become their supply chain leaders of the future!
Possible Careers: Product Supply, Inventory Management, Field Management, Demand Planner, Logistics Manager, Purchasing, Terminal/Station Manager, Warehousing, Operations, Project Manager
Notable Employers: Hosptial of the University of Pennsylvania, Jefferson U. Hospital, Graphic Packaging International, Ceva Logistics
The National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) has accredited the Department of Theatre and Dance since 2005. It has been nationally recognized for high quality main stage production seasons and serves a vital educational role within the academic community. Through the leadership of highly qualified, professionally experienced, full time faculty members, students experience close, collaborative artistic mentorship and have ample opportunities to develop and practice relevant cross-disciplinary performance skills. The department offers a movement driven focus where course work within the major is taught by both theatre and dance faculty. Our unique identity and reputation continues to steadily grow through dynamic partnerships with professional theatres and high schools, innovative programming on the main stage, and in touring programs in the region. Students graduate with the practical knowledge, theatre skills, and interdisciplinary experiences that prepare them for dynamic careers in theatre, graduate study, and related fields.
If you want to perform, direct, design, teach or manage things behind the scenes, Rowan’s Bachelor of Arts in Theatre at Rowan is geared toward the professional theatre world, offering four distinct tracks: Acting, Design/Tech, Musical Theatre, or Pre-Teaching. You'll have plenty of chances to practice your craft with at least ten events each year, ranging from diverse main stage productions to student-directed and choreographed work to independent endeavors. Rowan's proximity to Philadelphia and New York also gives you opportunities for internships and chances to see and be involved with the professional theatre scene.
Possible Careers: Actor in commercial theatre industry, Theatre Eductor, Lighting, set, costume, sound or makeup designer, Theatrical director, Professional Stage manager, Voice-over artist, Advertising industry, Movie industry, Arts adminstration, Television industry, Theatre historian, Theatre critic
Notable Employers: Wilma Theatre Company, Arden Theatre Company, The Walnut Street Theatre, Theatre Exile, EgoPo Theatre Company, Brat Productions, Delaware Theatre Company, The Suzanne Roberts Theatre Company, Prince Music Theatre, Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival, Interact Theatre Company, 1812 Theatre Company, Commercial theatres in NYC, DC and Baltimore, Theme Park Entertainment, Cruise ships, Technical Theatre positions in a variety of venues
If you want to perform, direct, design, teach or manage things behind the scenes, Rowan’s Bachelor of Arts in Theatre at Rowan is geared toward the professional theatre and dance world, offering four distinct tracks: Acting, Design/Tech, Musical Theatre, or Pre-Teaching. You'll have plenty of chances to practice your craft with at least ten events each year, ranging from diverse main stage productions to student-directed and choreographed work to independent endeavors. Rowan's proximity to Philadelphia and New York also gives you opportunities for internships and chances to see and be involved with the professional theatre scene
Possible Careers: Lighting Designer, Technical Director, Sound Designer, Theatre instructor, The film industry, The advertising industry, Agent, Actor, Casting director, Costume designer, Dancer, Director, Theatre critic, Voice-over artist, Arts adminstration, Television industry
Notable Employers: Walnut Street Theatre, The Arden Theatre, The Wilma Theatre, Renegade Theatre Company, Surflight Theatre Company, Bristol Riverside, Various Commercial Theatres in NYC, Washington DC, and Balitimore, Prince Music Theatre, Theatre Exile, EgoPo Theatre Company, Brat Productions, Delaware Theatre Company, Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival, Interact Theatre Company, The Suzanne Roberts Theatre Company, Theme Park Entertainment
Joining the fast-growing biomedical workforce requires diverse training in mathematics, statistics, the life sciences and the physical sciences. The Bachelor of Science in Translational Biomedical Sciences effectively integrates these disciplines to facilitate acquisition of a broad knowledge base and skill set. This major is designed to provide an excellent preparation of undergraduate students who pursue any of the following: medical professional degree (MD, DO, PA, etc.), advanced biomedical research degree, immediate employment upon completion of the degree.
Possible Careers: Biotechnology, Medicine, Biomedical Research, Pharmaceutical Science
Write Here, Write Now!
Studying writing arts increases your understanding of the multiple facets of written communication. Through a variety of courses and learning experiences in creative, academic, new media and applied writing, you will learn to a become flexible, adaptable writer, ready to bring advanced writing, reading and critical thinking skills to the workplace.
Our multiple programs include:
· 34-credit major, which can also serve as a dual major for Elementary or Early Childhood Education
· 22-credit minor
· 22-credit Liberal Studies: Humanities/Social Science option
· An accelerated, five-year BA in Writing Arts/MA in Writing. Applications accepted for entering freshmen or juniors.
As one of the few independent writing departments in the U.S., Writing Arts is uniquely positioned to help you learn to communicate effectively within our dynamic culture. The only department in the country with the name Writing Arts, our name reflects our uniqueness.
Possible Careers: New media writing, Public relations, Publishing, News writer, News editor, Law