First Year (Freshman)

Fall Semester (Elgin Community College)

  • MTH 104 or 102 (Liberal Arts Math or General Education Statistics) 3 credits
  • BIO 108 (Biology for Contemporary Society) 4 credits
  • ENG 101~ (English Composition I) 3 credits
  • History (Choose from HIST 120, 121, 130, 131, 140, 141 or 180) 3 credits
  • Elective 3 credits

Spring Semester (Elgin Community College)

  • Physical Science (course with lab) 4 credits
  • ENG 102~ (English Composition II) 3 credits
  • Social Science 3 credits
  • Fine Arts 3 credits
  • LIT course (Choose from LIT 210, 223 or 230) 3 credits

Second Year (Sophomore)

Fall Semester (Elgin Community College)

  • CMS 101 (Fundamentals of Speech) 3 credits
  • Elective 3 credits
  • Behavioral Science 3 credits
  • LIT course (Choose from LIT 210, 223 or 230) 3 credits

Spring Semester (Elgin Community College)

  • Behavioral/Social Science 3 credits
  • LIT Course (Choose from LIT 210, 223 or 230) 3 credits
  • Elective 3 credits
  • Elective 3 credits
  • Elective 3 credits

Third Year (Junior)

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • TRS 101* (Transfer Success Course), 1 credit
  • HIST 110 (Topics in Ideas I) 3 credits
  • ENG 207 or 215 (Introduction to African American Literature or Introduction to Ethnic Literature) 3 credits
  • BIOL 111 or 112 (Human Biology or Environmental Biology) 3 credits
  • ENG 210 (British Literature to 1769 or American Literature to 1865) 3 credits

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • CORE Experiential Learning Course 3 credits
  • CRWR 153 (Introduction to Creative Writing) 3 credits
  • Ideas Across Disciplines Course 3 credits
  • ENG 211 or 213 (British Literature from 1769 or American Literature 1865-Present) 3 credits

Fourth Year (Senior)

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • CORE Experiential Learning Course 3 credits
  • Elective 3 credits
  • CRWR 250 (Fiction Writing Workshop) 3 credits
  • CRWR 251 (Poetry Writing Workshop) 3 credits
  • ENG 220 (Introduction to Literary Analysis) 3 credits

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • Elective 3 credits
  • CRWR 252 (Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop) 3 credits
  • CRWR 253 (Screen Writing Workshop) 3 credits
  • Libs 201 (Writing Social Justice) 3 credits

*TRS 101 -Transfer Success Course (waived with transfer of 90 credit hours or more)

^=Grade of C-or higher required for major courses 

LIT options include: LIT 210-Multicultural American Literature, LIT 223 - International Literature or LIT 230 - Masterpieces of World Literature

HIS options that meet diversity & Non-Western requirements include: HIS 120 & 121 - History of the Non-Western World I & II, HIS 130 & 131 - History of Latin America I & II, HIS 140 & 141 - History of Asia & the Pacific I & II, HIS 180 - History of Latinas & Latinos in the US

Electives that meet diversity & Non-Western requirements include: LIT 210 - Multicultural American Lit, LIT 211 - Introduction to Lit by Women, LIT 220 - LGBTQ Literature, LIT 223 - International Literature.

CORE Experiential Learning course at RU - see RU Advisor, courses differ depending on discipline.

Please note that with the transfer of an AA or AS degree all Roosevelt University general education core requirements are completed unless a pre-requisite general education course is needed for the major.