Pre-Business FAQs

Pre-Business FAQs

Pre-Business Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Who can declare Pre-Business? Any incoming freshman, transfer, or current Rowan student with under 60 earned credits can declare the Pre-Business Program. 
  • Do I have to stay in the Pre-Business program for four semesters? Students who meet criteria for admission into the Rohrer College of Business prior to the completion of the four semester sequence can apply at any time; for example, any student who accelerates completion of the required math courses and has a GPA of 2.5 or higher (based on current transfer criteria) can complete the normal change of major application at any time following the change of major instructions: rowan.edu/RCBinfo.  Students at or above 60 completed credits will be transitioned to Liberal Studies: Humanities/Social Sciences if another major is not chosen.
  • How will the Pre-Business Program help me determine if I want to change my major to one in business? In addition to having the opportunity to meet with Pre-Business advisors, support for major and career exploration will be provided through special Pre-Business sections of three courses: Rowan 101: College Success in the first semester; Business Perspectives-Rowan Seminar in the first semester; and the Career Planning & Development course in the fourth semester.
  • What if I decide that I am no longer interested in pursuing a Business major? No problem.  The coursework in the Pre-Business Program aligns with that of the Perspectives of Business Sequence B of the Liberal Studies: Humanities/Social Sciences major, so that students who do not enter the RCB have coursework that readily applies to an alternative major pathway.  Also, some of the business-related courses in the Pre-Business program will meet requirements for business minors/CUGS.  Please speak to a Pre-Business advisor about this further.
  • Can I register for business courses if I am in the Pre-Business program? Students in the Pre-Business program will have the same access as business majors to register for RCOB only restricted sections of the 3 business courses outlined in the Pre-Business program: MKT 09.200, ACC 03.210, and MIS 02.234.