Roosevelt University in Chicago, Schaumburg and Online - Logo

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 Courses

  MATH 095 (if required by RUA) .....3
  MATH 110 Quantitative Reasoning or PLS 290 .....3

Introductory Seminars

  PLS 201 Pro-Seminar in Critical Skills .....3
  PLS 202 Information Literacy & Research Writing .....3
  PLS 220 Technology Literacy .....3

Senior Seminars

  PLS 350 Seminar in the Social Sciences I .....3
  PLS 351 Seminar in the Social Sciences II .....3
  PLS 360 Seminar in the Natural Sciences I .....3
  PLS 361 Seminar in the Natural Sciences I I .....3
  PLS 370 Seminar in Humanities I .....3
  PLS 371 Seminar in Humanities II .....3
  PLS 397 Advanced Research .....3
  PLS 398 Senior Thesis .....3

University Writing Requirement

  Roosevelt University Assessment placement test to determine if additional courses are required .....
  ENG 101 Composition I: Critical Reading and Writing .....3
  ENG 102 Composition II: Introduction to Academic 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.