The Bachelor of Professional Studies in Communications prepares students for a wide variety of careers in business, government and non-profit sectors. Critical thinking, verbal, and written communication skills are some of the most sought after characteristics employers look for when hiring. Many careers do not require a specific major but rather a range of demonstrated skills and accomplishments, making this a suitable major for the student with interests in Journalism, Speech, and Business Communications.
A maximum of 12 semester hours may be completed in 100-level courses; at least 12 semester hours of Communication courses must be taken in residency at Roosevelt; at least 15 semester hours must be completed at the 300 level including nine semester hours in journalism or speech.
Grades of C- or better required in the Specialty Department; a maximum of 6 semester hours of D is allowed in other areas of the major.
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:
* 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.
430 S. Michigan Ave.Chicago, IL 60605(312) 341-3500
Directions & Maps
1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd.Schaumburg, IL 60173(847) 619-7300
Directions & Maps