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College of Science & Mathematics

Departments, Degree Programs and Other Academic Initiatives 

 

Departments

The College of Science and Mathematics consists of seven academic departments – Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Nursing, Physics & Astronomy and Psychology. These departments offer a wide variety of discipline-specific and interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate degree programs ranging from pure Mathematics to Biochemistry, Applied Behavioral Analysis and Software Engineering.

New Programs starting in Fall 2014

Other Academic Initiatives


Degree Programs

 

 


Other Academic Initiatives

The College values the importance of a continuous learning outcomes assessment process to measure our students’ learning outcomes in relation to the institutional goals of Rowan University. Thus, we perceive assessment as an essential element of teaching as it allows our faculty to regularly reflect upon the goals and mission of their programs and evaluate the programs’ success in teaching students core concepts necessary to be prepared for their future educational or career goals. Our College’s assessment process includes defining student learning goals, appropriate learning outcomes, and selecting valid assessment tools. Both our undergraduate and graduate programs within the College are assessed annually. Our annual assessment reports are available for Rowan faculty and staff to view on Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Planning (IERP).

For more information, please contact Dr. Tricia Yurak, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

 

The College is home to MCSIIP, a highly successful center for math education in the K-12 system, that provides a variety of professional development activities in all three content areas for more than 5,000 teachers, ranging from one-day workshops in schools to multi-year projects.

 

Many members of the medical profession began their training at Rowan University. Over the past 20 years, more than 300 Rowan graduates have become doctors, dentists, optometrists veterinarians, podiatrists and pharmacists through the university's numerous affiliation programs. Several of these programs offer students the opportunity to complete their doctoral degrees in seven years instead of the traditional eight. Rowan students’ overall acceptance rate to medical and other health professional schools ranges between 90 and 100 percent.

While there is no standard way for students to prepare for entrance into medical school, there are a number of different approaches that can be taken by Health Professions students to prepare them for the next step. The defining characteristic of these approaches is that they are developed as the result of an ongoing conversation between a student, his or her academic advisor, and the Health Professions advisor, who provides advice based on the recommendations of the Health Professions Committee - a group of professors from various disciplines who make it their job to pay attention to acceptance trends for various medical schools and disciplines.

It is never too early to begin thinking about planning out your education in a way that will enhance your chances of getting into medical school. Whether you're thinking of allopathic medicine, veterinary medicine, osteopathic medicine dentistry or allied health programs, having a plan early on will be invaluable to you later. You can start this process by talking to your advisor. If you do not yet have an advisor, or do not know who your advisor is, you can also contact the current Health Professions Advisor.

Here are some general guidelines that may be useful to you:

  • Generally, a major in the sciences will be the wisest choice for Health Professions Students, but some students choose other majors and supplement them with science electives.
  • Extracurricular activities are important, as are the recommendations that arise from them. It is better, however, to be devoted to and good at a few activities rather than to participate inconsistently in a large number of them.
  • Often, unconventional academic paths make a student stand out more to medical schools. Use your academic advisor and the Health Professions advisor as resources to help you be creative in planning your path to medical school.

Additional resources are also available on this site. In links to the left will take you to helpful and informative pages to find out more about the Health Professions options at Rowan. If you don't see what you're looking for there, you can submit your own question on the Contact Us page.