Exploratory Studies Path to the Perfect Major for Callie

Callie DeMaria stands smiling with Rowan Boulevard buildings behind her at Rowan University

Today we feature thoughts from Callie DeMaria, a rising junior from Little Egg Harbor, NJ (Ocean County.) A first-generation college student, Callie started at Rowan as an exploratory studies (undecided) major and found her way to the perfect major for her — psychology, within the College of Science & Mathematics. Callie lives on campus during the year, most recently living at 114 Victoria. 

Callie DeMaria sits on a bench at Rowan Boulevard at Rowan UniversityComing from a small town, I was not exposed to many careers that I could possibly commit to one day. Rowan first accepted me as an Exploratory Studies major, which helped me to explore different classes that may have interested me. My advisor recommended I take Essentials of Psychology and I fell in love with the subject.

The next semester, I decided to take some more Psychology electives to make sure this is what I wanted to pursue, and the classes helped me to confirm that Psychology was the major for me.

Callie DeMaria of Rowan University stands at Rowan Boulevard with buildings behind her, while wearing a black t-shirt about InclusionAs a Psychology major, I have already accomplished things I never thought I could. I was the President of the Psychology Alliance last semester; I was awarded the job of Admission Ambassador. I am the Secretary of the Applied Behavior Analysis club, and I have an internship currently at the Department of Child Protection and Permanency.

I could not have found these amazing opportunities without the help of my advisor and professors. Currently, I am on the track to graduate with my bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Law and Justice, and a concentration in Child Behavioral Services. I am extremely excited to see what my next two years at Rowan will throw at me. Rowan provided me with resources and opportunities that have contributed to where I am today!

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