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Academic Programs & Majors

What interests you? What excites you? From biology to bassoon, psychology to pharmacy, reading to real estate, Roosevelt can help you find your focus. Explore our broad academic choices, outstanding faculty and nearly limitless directions your passions can take you. Availability and locations listed reflect a Fall 2017 start date.

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Conflict and Mediation, MACM

Conflict is everywhere. Fortunately, skilled, fair-minded mediators can play a powerful role in the resolution of disputes between people and organizations.

Mediators work in courts, government, education, health care, human resources, project management, customer service, politics, insurance and sales. Common employers include corporations, educational institutions, health care organizations, insurance companies and banks. The degree can also enhance a professional’s ability to manage conflict in their current organization. Professionals in the fields of organizational development, human resources, law and criminal justice can make ready use of the variety of skills learned in this program.

Criminal Justice, BACJ

Roosevelt's criminal justice degrees prepare students for leadership roles within the criminal justice field. Our courses explore the tensions and challenges in the criminal justice system from a social justice perspective, seeking to improve our current system for the benefit of all. For prospective students, we offer a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, as well as a minor in criminal justice.

Interdisciplinary Studies, BAIS
The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies is an adult degree completion program that gives students the opportunity to create an academic program tailored to their specific interests. Working with an adviser and with the approval of the assistant dean of the College of Professional Studies, students may choose up to four academic areas in which to complete 48 semester hours of coursework. Careful selection of academic areas will allow students to craft a program of study that fits their long-term career goals.
Organization Development, MAOD

The Flex-Track master's degree in organization development is focused on improving workplace performance in a 21st century global business world. With changes in globalization, information technology and managerial innovation, organizations need professionals to build systems to support and improve both people and performance in the workplace. Professionals in organization development help build adaptable organizations while advancing employee capabilities to achieve higher levels of success.  


Organizational Communication, BAOC

This program provides students with an education that focuses on an understanding of the relationship of communication (both internal and external) to goal achievement. There is a significant emphasis on virtual communication practices, crisis management and using various internet-based tools in engaging and impactful ways.

Organizational Leadership, BAOL

Skilled leaders are invaluable in the ever-changing modern workplace. Prepare to drive positive change, develop direction and improve the way organizations work — and do it on your schedule, so you can maintain your commitments to work and family. Adult degree completion scheduling means you can take classes when it works for you, including evening and online courses. In fact, you can complete the entire Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership program online if you wish. Classes are taught by faculty members with extensive leadership experience and a passion for helping adult learners succeed and advance their careers.

Paralegal Studies, BAPL

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. Upon completion of their degree requirements, students are awarded both a bachelor of arts degree in paralegal studies and a paralegal certificate.

The program has an emphasis on civil litigation, including hands-on training in widely used litigation software and e-discovery applications.

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Psychology, BPS

The adult degree completion bachelor’s degree in psychology prepares adult learners to help and motivate people in a variety of fields. Students graduate ready to apply psychological principles to personal, social and organizational issues with a constant concern for social justice.

The BPS in Psychology is solid preparation for those considering master's or doctoral work in psychology, and similarly provides an excellent foundation for graduate work in counseling and social work.

Sustainability Studies, BASS

The adult degree completion sustainability studies program is the first of its kind in the Chicago area. Our adult learners graduate ready to tackle the sustainability problems of the 21st century.

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.

Training and Development, MATD

The master's in Training and Development program prepares tomorrow’s leaders in the growing field of workplace learning and performance. Our students develop a highly marketable skill set and are prepared to take an integral role in reshaping tomorrow’s workforce. As you interact with expert faculty and practitioners, you will develop skills linked to a wide array of career opportunities in corporate training, e-learning, instructional design, educational technology and learning development. Having the choice to earn your masters in training and development online or in the classroom offers flexibility.