What can I do with my Major?

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    Student engages with local police department during Law & Justice Career Day

What can I do with my Major?

What can I do with my major?

Majors in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, and the liberal arts in general, prepare you for a wide variety of career paths. While the non-prescriptive nature of the career paths associated with CHSS majors is a benefit, exploring your post-college options can be daunting. Below, you will find a handout for each major that not only provides a program overivew, but also offers:

  • Potential career paths 
  • Employers who have hired Rowan grads in the major
  • Sites at which these majors did internships
  • Countries and cities where these majors studied abroad...and much more! 

CHSS students are prepared for a variety of career paths by engaging in skills that directly transfer to the workplace. These core career competencies--or "power skills"--are critical to success in the workplace and beyond.

To see a list of our majors, please visit our Employer Resources Page

critical thinking

Evidence Analysis and Problem Solving

CHSS graduates exercise sound reasoning to analyze issues, make decisions, and overcome problems. They are able to obtain, interpret, and use knowledge, facts, and data in this process, and demonstrate originality and inventiveness.



CHSS graduates are trained to search for, locate, extract, organize, evaluate, and use or present information that is relevant to a particular topic. This involves intensive search, investigation, and critical analysis, usually in response to a specific research question or hypothesis.

ethical responsibility

Ethical and Civic Responsibility

CHSS graduates understand the priciples of integrity, honesty, and forthright behavior governing an individual or a group and apply ethical theories in professional practice. They are able to understand skills of active citizenship and recognize that he or she can make a difference and have an impact on one life or many lives.


Teamwork, Collaboration, and Group Dynamics

Drawing from an understanding of the system of behaviors occuring within a group or between social groups, CHSS graduates can build collaborative relationships with colleagues and customers representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints. They are able to work within a team structure, and can negotiate and manage conflict.

global fluency

Global and Multicultural Fluency

CHSS gradutes value, respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions. They demonstrate openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and understand individuals’ differences.


Oral and Written Communication 

CHSS gradutes articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms to persons inside and outside of the organization. They have public speaking skills; are able to express ideas to others; and can write/edit memos, letters, and complex technical reports clearly and effectively.

Informational Handouts by Major 

Africana Studies 

American Studies


Area Studies 

Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management




Human Services

International Studies

Law & Justice Studies

Modern Languages & Linguistics


Political Science 



World Religions