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Administrative Studies, BPS


The Administrative Studies major combines courses in organization leadership, communication, business, and liberal arts to create a unique program for adults interested in careers in business, government, and the non-profit sector. This major also includes the unique general education requirements of our Adult Fast Track programs. With online and on-campus availability, this major is highly accessible to all adult students.

  BCOM 301 Business Communications -OR- (see OLED 320) .....3
  OLED 320 Introduction to Organizational Leadership -OR- (see BCOM 301) .....3
Functional Area or Minor
  Related courses in a discipline or interdisciplinary area selected in consultation with an advisor .....18
  ACCT 210 Introduction to Accounting I - OR - .....3
  BLAW 201 Business Law I - OR - .....3
  ECON 101 Principles of Economics I .....3
  One Business course .....3
  Two courses in Computer Science and/or Business .....6
  Two courses in English, Journalism, Speech, or Organizational Leadership .....6
  Two courses in Liberal Arts .....6

Core Curriculum

BPS degrees replace traditional general education courses and electives with an innovative Core Curriculum, consisting of interdisciplinary seminars and a Senior Thesis research project. These seminars, designed for adult students, reduce the time required to complete degree requirements. Courses in the BPS core are designated with the PLS prefix (Professional and Liberal Studies). The BPS Core Curriculum includes:

Introductory Seminars

  MATH 095 Developmental Mathematics .....
  MATH 110 Quantitative Reasoning or PLS 290 (see below) .....3
  PLS 201 Pro-Seminar in Critical Skills (for students with <60h of transfer credit) - OR PLS 302 (see below) .....6
  PLS 290 Seminar in Technological and Quantitative Literacy -OR- Math 110 Quantitative Reasoning .....3
  PLS 302 Methods of Critical Reasoning (for students with >60h transfer credit or AA/AS degree) .....3

Senior Seminars

  PLS 390 Seminar in the Social Sciences .....6
  PLS 391 Seminar in the Natural Sciences .....6
  PLS 392 Seminar in the Humanities .....6
  PLS 399 Senior Thesis .....3

University Writing Requirement

  Roosevelt University Assessment placement test to determine if additional courses are required .....
  ENG 101 Introduction to Composition .....3
  ENG 102 Argument, Analysis, Research .....3

Senior Seminars

* Students may waive one PLS Senior Seminar with nine semester hours of appropriate transferable credit with at least a 2.0 average in a single seminar area; students with 60 semester hours of transfer credit or an Associates’ Degree in Arts or Science may waive two Senior Seminars.

Other Requirements

  • Students must be 24 years of age when they start the program.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours at Roosevelt and maintain a 2.0 grade point average to graduate.
  • Students must successfully complete a minimum of nine semester hours at the 300 level in the major at Roosevelt.
  • Students must consult with an advisor every semester prior to registering to ensure that selected courses are appropriate for their specific BPS major.