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.
Bilingual ESL Education, Minor
The minor in Bilingual/ESL Education program prepares teacher candidates to address the learning and socio-emotional needs of English Language Learners. This focused, field-based program prepares everycandidate to work democratically with children and families that have second language backgrounds. It leads to either to the Illinois bilingual or English as a second language teaching credential.
Classical Guitar, BM, MM or Diploma
The Classical Guitar Performance program prepares students with the training and background to succeed as a professional classical guitarist. Students graduate with comprehensive musicianship skills, performance capability, analytic abilities, and stylistic knowledge.
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.
Early Childhood Education, BA
The BA in Early Childhood Education (ECHD) prepares teacher candidates to address the learning and socio-emotional needs of children from birth to third grade. This intensive, field-based program preparesevery candidate to work democratically with diverse children and families, including those with special needs and second language backgrounds. It leads to a combination of Illinois teaching credentials.
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.
Hospitality and Tourism Management, BSHTM
Established in 1984 to serve and support Chicago's number one industry, the Manfred Steinfeld program is the premier four-year hospitality program in Illinois. Named for Manfred Steinfeld, the program's benefactor and chairman and former CEO of Shelby Williams Industries, the Roosevelt program seeks to produce leaders and innovators in hospitality management. With Chicago as our campus, the curriculum is implemented by an experienced faculty and staff culled from the nation's hospitality industry. Students include a lively mix of entering freshmen, transfer students, working professionals and a representative international population.
Human Resource Management, BSBA
The human resource management major at Roosevelt is unique given our small class sizes, student-focused faculty and real-world curriculum that prepare you for the demands of today's fast-changing HR landscape. Our faculty teach both theory and the real-world skills necessary to be a successful HR professional. You will get hands-on education that uses real-world cases, project, and experiential exercises to simulate precisely the types of activities you will do as a future HR professional, so that when you graduate you are prepared for the demands of the profession.
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.
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.
Jazz and Contemporary Music, BM
The Jazz and Contemporary Music program develops students' improvisation abilities and helps each student realize her or his unique voice as a performer and as an arranger/composer.
Middle Childhood Education, BA
The BA in Middle Childhood Education (ECHD) prepares teacher candidates to address the learning and socio-emotional needs of children in middle school classrooms. This intensive, field-based program prepares every candidate to work democratically with diverse children and families, including those with special needs and second language backgrounds. It leads to Illinois teaching credentials for English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
Music Composition, BM or MM
The Music Composition program challenges individual composers to hone their creative skills. Students will cultivate the ability to use all of the building blocks of music to create a diverse portfolio of original works, gain necessary professional skills, and explore a wide variety of musical styles as they develop their unique voices.
Music Education and Performance, BM
The Music Education and Performance program offers a combination of teacher preparation course work with the full spectrum of performance-related studies.
Music History/Theory, Minor
The Music History and Theory minor offers additional studies for students seeking a bachelor's degree in Performance, Music Education, or Composition.
Musical Theatre Dance, BFA
Move your audience. This new program is the only of its kind in the Midwest and one of very few in the country. Achieve your best performance with a unique blend of musical theatre disciplines for the dancer with training in acting, voice, and intensive dance studies.
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.
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.
Percussion, BM, MM or Diploma
The Percussion Performance Program prepares students with the training and background to succeed as a professional musicians. Students graduate with comprehensive musicianship skills, performance capability, analytic abilities and stylistic knowledge.
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.
Secondary Teacher Education, Minor
The minor in Secondary Education (SEED) prepares teacher candidates to address the learning and socio-emotional needs of adolescents in grades 9 through 12. This intensive, field-based program prepares everycandidate to work democratically with diverse children and families in the subject areas of biology, chemistry, English, history, and math. It provides opportunities to earn a combination of Illinois teaching credentials, including the middle school endorsement.
Social Entrepreneurship, BSBA
The major in social entrepreneurship is designed for students interested in using their business skills in the entrepreneurial pursuit of social impact. The core BSBA program provides a strong foundation for any student looking to become a successful business leader and create social change.
Social entrepreneurship is a form of leadership that permanently changes the way problems are addressed on a global and local scale. Social entrepreneurs take innovative and creative approaches to develop sustainable solutions to a range of problems from poverty, malnutrition, and homelessness and to lack of access to education, health care and dignified work. These methods allow social entrepreneurs to develop and implement pattern-breaking solutions for previously intractable social problems in ways that are sustainable and have a long-term orientation.
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.
Strings, BM, MM or Diploma
The String Performance Program prepares students with the training and background to succeed as a professional musicians. Students graduate with comprehensive musicianship skills, performance capability, analytic abilities and stylistic knowledge.
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.
Woodwinds, BM, MM or Diploma
The Woodwind Performance program prepares students with the training and background to succeed as a professional musicians. Students learn from master teachers who can be seen and heard on some of the greatest stages in the world. Our students graduate with comprehensive musicianship skills, performance capability, analytic abilities and stylistic knowledge.