Actuarial Science, BA or BS
Actuarial science applies probability theory and risk management to the areas of life and health insurance, property and casualty insurance, pension plans, and other employee benefit plans. Risk analysts and actuaries, who evaluate the long-term financial impact of these plans on both the issuing company and the purchaser or beneficiary of the plan, are employed by insurance companies, consulting firms, large corporations and governmental agencies. The major in actuarial science emphasizes the mathematical theory that underlies risk evaluation.
African American Studies, BA
The BA in African American Studies will help students gain an interdisciplinary understanding on past and present social, economic, and political conditions of Africans and people of African descent, and to connect their struggles for social and economic justice with those of disenfranchised peoples throughout the world.
Biotechnology and Chemical Science (Biotechnology Management), MS
The objectives of the Master's of Science in Biotechnology and Chemical Science degree program are to provide practical laboratory skills and a strong conceptual foundation in the many overlapping disciplines that comprise biotechnology, and to prepare students for the application of these skills in the workplace. Biotechnology Management is one of four tracks within the program.
Biotechnology and Chemical Science (Biotechnology), MS
The Master of Science in Biotechnology and Chemical Science (BTCS) prepares students for work in a variety of professional settings, including the food science, cosmetics, biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, or for academic research and graduate study. The program is appropriate for students holding a baccalaureate degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or related sciences, or for those who have taken the prerequisite undergraduate courses. Biotechnology is one of four tracks within the program.
Biotechnology and Chemical Science (Chemical Science), MS
The Master of Science in Biotechnology and Chemical Science (BTCS) prepares students for work in a variety of professional settings, including the food science, cosmetics, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, or for academic research and graduate study. The program is appropriate for students holding a baccalaureate degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or related sciences, or for those who have taken the prerequisite undergraduate courses. Chemical Science is one of four tracks within the program.
Clinical Psychology (Counseling Practice), MA
This program is designed for those who are interested in clinical practice at the master’s level. In Illinois (and many other states), completion of this program qualifies graduates to apply for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC, and later LCPC). The program is 60 semester hours that provides broad-based training in psychological assessment and intervention as well as in the theory and research that supports these practices. This program also provides appropriate preparation for those wishing to apply to PsyD and PhD programs in clinical psychology.
Clinical Psychology, PsyD
Graduates of Roosevelt's Doctor of Psychology program work in a broad array of settings and roles, including providing psychotherapy and psychological testing services in private practice, hospitals, community mental health centers, schools, university counseling centers, and VAs; developing and directing programs to support mental health and wellness; engaging in applied research and program evaluation; and teaching, education and clinical supervision.
Community Development and Action, MA
We’re excited to announce that the Applied Sociology, MA program has now evolved into an original, innovative new program titled the Master of Arts in Community Development and Action, also known as MACDA. Offered at Roosevelt University’s downtown Chicago campus, MACDA’s inaugural cohort began in the Fall of 2017 semester.
Cyber and Information Security, BS
As the world becomes more reliant on internet-based technologies, there is high demand for professionals trained in information security. Launching fall 2018, our new Bachelor of Science in Cyber and Information Security program will provide students the tools necessary to tackle ever-increasing cyber attacks. Enter this growing industry led by Roosevelt’s cutting-edge curriculum.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography, BS
Diagnostic medical sonography technologists are involved in direct patient care. Diagnostic medical sonographers use high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to produce dynamic visual images of organs, tissues and blood flow inside the body. This is a 3+1.5 program in which the first three years of course work is completed at Roosevelt University with the final year and a half completed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Roosevelt University is the only university that is affiliated with all four of the Northwestern Memorial Hospital Clinical School programs. Our downtown Chicago location allows students to continue to live on campus and have access to the RU support services and activities.
Documentary Studies, Minor
The documentary studies minor is interdisciplinary (journalism/art/media studies/English/film studies) and will engage students interested in documentary photography, video, audio and narrative production fieldwork. The courses incorporate practical, theoretical, and historical content and methods and will introduce students to, and expand their knowledge of, documentary practices. Most courses will consist of readings, classroom discussions, and laboratory work in photography, video, audio, or narrative production.
Environmental Science, Minor
At Roosevelt University, students pursuing degrees in chemistry, biology, sustainability studies or any discipline may take a minor sequence of courses in environmental science in order to prepare for a career or explore an interest in addressing the relationship between humans and the environment. The minor is appropriate for individuals who wish to enhance their career prospects in government agencies, environmental law, nonprofit organizations or environmental consulting.
Health Science Administration, BA
Roosevelt’s health science administration program provides students with the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for a successful career in the administration and organization of health care and medical laboratory settings. The mission of this major is to meet the career readiness needs of traditional students as well as enhance career opportunities for working professionals engaged in health care service delivery or laboratory science fields.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology, MA
Learn the methodology to diagnose and solve organizational problems, and earn the statistical and critical thinking skills to succeed in the business world. Our graduates enter the workforce ready to thrive in exciting jobs in organizational consulting and human resources.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology, MA/MBA
Roosevelt offers one of the only dual degree programs in the country that allow students to get both an MA in I/O Psychology and an MBA at the same time. You will learn expertise in both I/O psychology and business, and become marketable in the workforce for a variety of jobs.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology, PhD
The PhD in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology prepares graduates to conduct scientific research and compile and analyze complex data sets examining problems that challenge companies and employees. I/O psychologists study issues such as, but not limited to, working styles, employee morale and office productivity. They are an invaluable asset in policy-making; organizational development; and employee training, screening and selection.
Roosevelt's doctoral program is located at its Chicago campus. Not only are students able to take classes amidst the beautiful Chicago skyline, but the campus' prime location allows students the opportunity to apply what they learn in the classroom at organizations all over the Chicagoland area.
Please note: The I/O Ph.D. program is no longer accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Should you have any questions, please contact Kelly Erdman at email@example.com.
Information Technology, BA
A comprehensive program of study in the techniques, management and technologies of information infrastructure and tools used in modern enterprises and society.
Integrated Marketing Communications, BA
Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) is the term for the broad field that includes advertising, public relations, direct marketing, sales promotion and numerous other forms of professional persuasive communications activities. Through course work and a required professional internship in the field, students are prepared for entry-level work in any area of this broad field, including agencies, organizations and companies in advertising, public relations and marketing.
Integrated Marketing Communications, MSIMC
Build brand relationships with customers. Create brand reputations. Manage business crises. Develop and launch the new products and services the world has been waiting for. With a Masters in Integrated Marketing Communications, you create the brand conversation.
Roosevelt's master of science in integrated marketing communications program prepares you to lead creatively and strategically with hands-on coursework and faculty members with major-brand business experience focused less on theory and more on preparing leaders for the business world
International Studies, BA
International studies is a growing interdisciplinary field that offers students the opportunity to study politics, economics, history, sociology, anthropology and communication as parts of a complex and evolving global system. Rather than focusing just on relations between states in the international system, the international studies major affords students the opportunity to create a focus on particular geographic areas of the world, the evolution of the international system itself, or on global race, gender and activism.
Nuclear Medicine Technology, BS
Nuclear medicine technologists are involved in direct patient care. Nuclear medicine provides unique information about the structure and function of virtually every major organ system within the body. It is the ability to characterize and quantify physiologic function at the molecular level that separates nuclear medicine from other imaging modalities. Nuclear medical technologists work with physicians to administer radioactive nuclides for the diagnosis of disease and to provide therapy. Most nuclear medicine technologists work in hospitals. This is a 3+1 program in which the first three years of course work are completed at Roosevelt University with the final year completed at the clinical affiliate site.
Paralegal Studies, Post Baccalaureate Certificate
For 40 years, Roosevelt University’s ABA-approved paralegal studies program has produced graduates ready to have immediate impact inside a firm or another legal environment. Roosevelt-trained paralegal professionals are knowledgeable, effective and a critical part of the legal team.
Paralegals perform substantive legal work under the direct supervision of an attorney. Paralegals must have a knowledge and understanding of legal concepts, because they perform a wide variety of tasks including: conducting interviews with clients and witnesses, gathering facts, researching the law, managing databases, reviewing, analyzing and assembling records and documents, and drafting legal pleadings and discovery items such as complaints and interrogatories and maintaining conflicts of interest systems. Experienced paralegals often accompany counsel during trial and help with document management and organization, witness preparation and research. Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.
Eight courses are required to earn the certificate. The post-baccalaureate program is a non-credit certificate program. Students must have completed their bachelor’s degree before starting classes in order to be eligible for this program.
For more information on the paralegal profession and the type of work paralegals perform in different practice areas, visit the National Federation of Paralegal Associations and the National Association of Legal Assistants.
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Public Administration, MPA
Government is the largest single employer in the Chicago metropolitan area, several health care organizations are among the top 25 area employers, and the nonprofit sector is growing more rapidly than ever. Be a leader in this rich practice of public service.
This program is rolling out a fully online option, but right now it offers some online courses and the possibility for live, remote attendance through Zoom.
Radiation Therapy Technology, BS
Radiation therapy technologists are involved in direct patient care. Under the supervision of radiation oncologists, they use high energy X-rays, electron beams or radioactive isotopes to kill cancer cells. Radiation therapists must be able to interact compassionately and effectively with people who range from healthy to terminally ill. This is a 3+1 program in which the first three years of course work are completed at Roosevelt University with the final year completed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Social Justice Studies, BA
Roosevelt University is proud to offer one of the only social justice studies majors in the country. This interdisciplinary major, housed in the Department of Economics, provides practical and theoretical tools from the fields of economics, history, political science, and sociology to examine theories of and movements for social justice, particularly economic justice. Recent graduates work in government, non-for-profit organizations, and the private sector. Others have gone on to graduate school. Extensive training in writing, research and critical thinking prepare students well for any post-graduate path they choose to take.
Sustainability Studies, BA
The first sustainability bachelor’s degree in the Chicago area, this program prepares graduates to tackle the sustainability problems of the 21st century. Using insights and analytic methods from science, policy, and environmental justice, students explore natural and social ecosystems, recognize national and international implications of sustainability issues, and apply their knowledge on behalf of campus and community projects.
Women's and Gender Studies, BA
The women's and gender studies program emphasizes an interdisciplinary framework in which students explore and synthesize multiple perspectives on historical and contemporary issues concerning women, gender and sexuality. This approach stresses intersectional analysis of gender and sexuality in relation to race, ethnicity, class, culture, nationality, ability, and other factors that shape experiences, identities, cultural productions, and ways of knowing.