The program will begin this fall with freshman courses and after meeting all program requirements and timelines would become senior-year Rowan University students in Mount Laurel during fall 2021.
“The 3+1 programs address critical workforce needs in our region by offering the same Rowan University curriculum at our community college partner institutions,” said Rowan University President Dr. Ali Houshmand. “We’re thrilled to provide these uniquely designed programs at RCBC.”
Since RCBC became the first community college in the region to offer junior-year courses in January 2017, it has had three consecutive semesters of enrollment growth. There are currently 700 students committed to the 3+1 program currently offered in biology, nursing, psychology, liberal studies, computing and informatics, and law and justice.
“3+1 offers tremendous benefits to our students, our college and the regional economy as we provide affordable paths to enter fields that have a clear demand for an educated workforce,” said RCBC Acting President Michael Cioce. “Burlington County and the Rowan partnership has made education a priority and this is a huge advancement in how we can prepare teachers to meet the needs of the 21st century.”
To learn more about the new inclusive education or other 3+1 programs, please visitrcbc.edu/3plus1.