Building on the foundation of a liberal education, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers advanced studies that lead to professional positions in several areas and promote responsible, ethical leadership. The College’s graduate programs also provide students essential skills for continuing study through doctoral programs and for lifelong learning, including critical thinking, effective communication, and an understanding of the complexity of contemporary society in the context of diverse traditions and paradigms.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences affirms the humanities and social sciences as the core of liberal arts education and the foundation of professional preparation. The College is committed to excellence in instruction, research, and scholarship. Its disciplines promote extensive interaction between faculty and students, attention to individual development of critical and creative thinking, the building of interdisciplinary communities through partnerships both internal and external, and the development of new knowledge through research and creative activities. The College plays an essential role in Rowan's mission: to educate students who remain lifelong learners and ethically responsible citizens, sensitive to cultural and ethnic diversity and engaged in advancing our global society.