The College has chosen as its icon the compass, acknowledging the fact that we equip students with the critical thinking, research, and communication skills necessary to explore the diverse paths presented by dynamic career and life circumstances. The College motto, “Leading the way to wisdom,” further emphasizes that our disciplines form the core of a liberal arts education.

The disciplines included within our College—English, Foreign Languages & Literatures, History, Law & Justice, Philosophy & Religion Studies, Political Science & Economics, and Sociology & Anthropology—provide a broad foundation of knowledge upon which students can build both professional and personal success. Our expert faculty and dedicated staff work hard to engage students in active learning both inside and outside the classroom, through individual- and team-based problem-solving, collaborative research, field trips, internships, short-term study abroad and other activities.

As the home of the majority of general education courses, as well as the Exploratory Studies Program for students who have not yet chosen a major, we make contact with just about every student who graduates with a Rowan degree.


Rowan University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.