Degree in 3

Degree in 3

Rowan University offers a three-year, year-round degree pathway for students

The Degree in 3 program allows students to earn free summer tuition, fees and housing if they have met their academic requirements in the previous fall and spring semesters. It also provides students with on-campus leadership internships and/or research opportunities and academic support programs throughout students’ three years.

The Degree in 3 – Summers Free program will save students approximately $22,000 toward a bachelor’s degree, roughly 25 percent of what a degree would cost over a four-year period.

Application Process

Apply to the University by March 1. The Degree in 3 program is available to students who are admitted into the following majors:

  • B.A. English
  • B.A. History
  • B.A. Law & Justice
  • B.A. Writing Arts
  • B.A. Radio, Television & Film
  • B.A. Psychology
  • B.S. Marketing

Once admitted, students will receive an invitation to apply to the Degree in 3 program, and they must indicate their commitment to the program by filling out an interest form by May 1 to provide the Financial Aid Office an opportunity to calculate the funds a student would be eligible to receive.

Eligible Students

  • Students admitted to the University in the designated majors
  • Transfer students who have completed 40 credits; however, they must meet with a Rowan academic advisor after being admitted to one of the designated majors, but before being admitted into the Degree in 3 program
  • Current first-year Rowan students in the designated majors who will have completed 40 credits by the end of the summer session. Current students should contact Lori Getler ( for details

Requirements and Benefits

Students enrolled in the Degree in 3 program must live on campus all three years, including their first and second summers. In addition to taking classes and living on campus free of charge during the summers, students are required to work toward completing 200 hours of leadership internships or academic-related work experiences during their three years at Rowan. The most convenient way to cover these hours will be to work 100 hours per summer. Students also will receive specialized academic support and participate in cohort experiences throughout the year.

For More Information

Students will receive additional information about the Degree in 3 program after being accepted into one of the designated majors. Please contact Lori Getler ( with additional questions.