An innovative and interdisciplinary degree, we focus on training students in areas that impact human welfare locally, nationally and globally. The program has a distinctive emphasis on urban issues and environments and the role that ethics plays in how policies, politics and practices shape the quality of life for human beings in our state, nation and the world.
Courses for the last two years of this program are held at Rowan's Camden campus.
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Morgan Kelley, retired Staff sergeant of the Marine Corps, shares his story of reinvention - from military service to aspiring college graduate, ready to tackle the next phase of his life.
"When I came to Rowan I didn’t realize it was one of the only schools that teach this program in person. There’s such a variety of teachers on campus and after working with them and learning about what they do, I’ve realized this is what I’m really interested in," says junior transfer student De’Chyna King.
Hurricanes Irene and Sandy had a huge impact on my life and Rowan was the only state university that offered this program.
Kevin M. Union County, NJ
The thing that’s really unique about disaster preparedness is that it's everywhere. Whether it's for man-made or natural disasters, every industry needs a plan.
Tyra G. Montgomery County, PA
We use real-life events to learn about emergency planning for all types of situations like COVID-19, planning a concert and natural disasters like hurricanes.
Taylor L. Camden County, NJ
If you know you like helping people ... this major is a great fit. This is such a broad major that you can apply yourself wherever, and you’re always needed.
De'Chyna K. Cumberland County, NJ
We are given real-world scenarios, and I have found them to perfectly find my methods of problem-solving and critical thinking in a disaster scenario.
Troy B. Blair, Nebraska
I chose my major because it was different. It was not the stereotypical major, and it could go anywhere and take me all over the world.
Joslyn B. Camden County, NJ