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College of Arts and Sciences

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Every student at Roosevelt benefits from our College of Arts and Sciences, the University’s largest college. Featuring more than 60 majors and minors across 10 departments, it serves as the foundation for Roosevelt's liberal arts education. This valuable exposure to a rich variety of disciplines and ideas develops each student’s broad platform of knowledge, while honing critical skills in communication and reasoning. Students seeking degrees within the college choose from an extensive range of traditional liberal arts, applied professional and progressive interdisciplinary options, all tailored for today’s dynamic career landscape.

The distinguished faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences foster a progressive learning environment.. Because these exceptional educators are also accomplished professionals in their fields, classroom instruction is complemented by their presence in community and cultural affairs. As a result, students develop a deep connection to civic involvement and are primed to put their knowledge and leadership into action.

College of Arts and Sciences events (lectures, gallery openings, panel discussions, film screenings, conferences, etc.) enrich our academic community and the surrounding communities we serve.

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  • Freshman biology major receives scholarship furthering Latinas in the sciences
    January 23, 2015
    Karen Martinez is the first Roosevelt University student to receive a four-year scholarship from Mujeres Latinas en Accion and the Greer Foundation.  Both organizations are working to increase opportunities for Latinos and Latinas in the sciences.
  • Roosevelt professor to deliver keynote for MLK celebration at Chicago Hilton
    January 16, 2015
    Journalism Professor John Fountain has written frequently for many publications on about issues like poverty, violence, the criminal justice system and the need for change, as well as on the importance of making King’s dream of equality for all become a reality.
  • January 15, 2015
    Joshua Freeman, the only medical doctor on Roosevelt University’s Board of Trustees, has much in common with the University’s guiding principle: He practices medicine from a social justice point of view.
  • Prof. Choca talks about opening relations with Cuba, his childhood there
    January 14, 2015

    Professor of Psychology James Choca, a native of Havana, Cuba, spoke last month after news broke that President Barack Obama would establish full diplomatic relations with Cuba and call on Congress to lift the 55-year-old trade embargo.

  • New photo exhibit on crime in Chicago opens Jan. 22 at Gage
    January 13, 2015
    Crime Then and Now: Through the Lens of the Chicago Tribune features crime photography going back as far back as the 1920s. Opening night reception is Jan. 22 in Roosevelt University's Gage Gallery.
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