Rowan to offer degree programs at Cumberland County College

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Earning a Rowan University degree is starting to get more convenient. Rowan and Cumberland County College (CCC) announced on Tuesday, February 20, that they have entered into an agreement that will al
Earning a Rowan University degree is starting to get more convenient. Rowan and Cumberland County College (CCC) announced on Tuesday, February 20, that they have entered into an agreement that will allow the University to offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs at the Vineland-based college.

Dr. Ali Houshmand, provost, and Dr. Horacio Sosa, dean of the College of Professional and Continuing Education, have been working with CCC officials on the agreement since fall.

"We are having discussions with all the community colleges that will enable us to build upon existing articulation agreements and offer community college graduates the ability to remain on their campuses to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees," explained Dr. Donald Farish, president. "The Cumberland agreement is just the first. I am optimistic we will be able to offer similar programs at all of South Jersey's community colleges in the coming years."

When the University created the College of Professional and Continuing Education last year, one of its primary goals was to offer off-campus courses and programs. "The fact of the matter is we are seeing more and more colleges and universities from outside the region provide programs at South Jersey institutions. Offering courses off site makes obtaining a Rowan degree more convenient, and it also enables the University to generate the extra revenue needed to reach our long-term goals," said Houshmand.

Rowan courses and programs will be offered at CCC starting in the fall. Under the new agreement, CCC students who have earned associate's degrees in specific programs can continue as juniors in related Rowan programs. A second option for students is to enter into a dual enrollment program that allows them to take Rowan and CCC courses starting their freshman year.
Bachelor's degree programs to be offered at CCC include: B.A. in Education (specialization in Early Child Education), B.A. in Education (specialization in Elementary Education), B.A. in Liberal Studies (Humanities/Social Science Specialization), B.A. Liberal Studies (Mathematics/Science Specialization), B.S. in Accounting, B.S. in Business Administration (specializations in Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurship), B.S. in Nursing, and a B.S. in Writing Arts.

The University also will offer a M.Ed. in Education (Standards-Based Practice) and senior-level courses in journalism and radio/television/film at CCC.

"Although we are beginning to offer a substantial number of courses off campus, we will always ensure they meet the same standards as those we offer on our main campus and in Camden," Sosa said. "A Rowan course always will be a Rowan course."

To learn more about Rowan's offerings at Cumberland County College, feel free to call the Admissions office at 856-256-4200.

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