First Year (Freshman)

Fall Semester (Harper College)

  • ENG 101 (English Composition I) 3 credits
  • MTH 134 or MTH 200 (Calculus for Social Science or Calculus with Analytic Geometry I) 4-5 credits
  • Humanities & Fine Arts (See Group 4 in the AS degree and transfer school information) 3 credits
  • CHM 121 (General Chemistry I) 5 credits

Spring Semester (harper college)

  • ENG 102 (English Composition II) 3 credits
  • MTH 165 (Elementary Statistics) 4 credits
  • CHM 122 (General Chemistry II) 5 credits
  • BIO 104 (Environmental Laboratory Biology) 4 credits

Second Year (Sophomore)

Fall Semester (harper college)

  • BIO 115 (Fundamentals of Cellular Biology) 4 credits
  • PSY 101 (Introduction to Psychology) 3 credits
  • SOC 101 (Introduction to Sociology) 3 credits
  • Humanities & Fine Arts (See Group 4 in the AS degree and transfer school information) 3 credits
  • SPE 101 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication) 3 credits

Spring Semester (harper college)

  • ECO 211 (Microeconomics) 3 credits
  • PHY 112 (Energy & Society) 4 credits
  • ESC 113 (Environmental Geology) 4 credits
  • Major Discipline & Transfer Elective (See Group 6 in the AS degree and transfer school information) 4 credits

Third Year (Junior)

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • TRS 101* (Transfer Success Course), 1 credit
  • SUST 210~ (Sustainable Future: Environment, Economy, Equity) 3 credits
  • SUST 220~ (Water) 3 credits
  • Elective (Upper level electives to fulfill 120 semester hours of credit) 3 credits
  • Elective (Upper level electives to fulfill 120 semester hours of credit) 3 credits

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • SUST 230~ (Food) 3 credits
  • SUST 240~ (Waste) 3 credits
  • Relevant Elective (See RU Advisor) 3 credits
  • Elective (Upper level electives to fulfill 120 semester hours of credit) 3 credits
  • Elective (Upper level electives to fulfill 120 semester hours of credit) 3 credits

Fourth Year (Senior)

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • SUST 310~ (Energy & Climate Change) 3 credits
  • SUST 320~ (Sprawl, Transportation and Planning) 3 credits
  • Humanities 3 credits
  • CORE Experiential Learning Course (See RU Advisor, SUST 250 or 350 recommended) 3 credits
  • PADM 402 (Issues in the Development & Implement of Public Policy)  3 credits

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • SUST 330~ (Biodiversity) 3 credits
  • SUST Elective (Choose from: SUST 340, 350, 360, 390, 394 or 395~) 3 credits
  • Relevant Electives (See RU Advisor) 3 credits
  • PADM 406 (Data Analysis) 3 credits
  • PADM 463 (Urban Policy) 3 credits

Fifth Year (Senior)

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • PADM 400 (Public Service in the US) 3 credits
  • PADM 420 (Public Sector, Social Justice & Comm Org) 3 credits
  • PADM 405 (Public Budget & Financial Management) 3 credits

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • PADM 401 (Management Practices for Public Sector) 3 credits
  • PADM 497 (Capstone Course in Public Administration) 3 credits
  • PADM 404 (Human Resource Management) 3 credits

Summer SEMESTER (Roosevelt University)

  • PADM 419 (Strategic Plan for Public Administration) 3 credits
  • PADM Concentration Course (GOVT Concentration Course) 3 credits
  • PADM Concentration Course (GOVT Concentration Course) 3 credits

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

~=Grade of C or better required; if undergraduate GPA is less than 2.9 student will be admitted on probation to the MBA program.

CORE Experiential Learning Course at RU; see RU Advisor - courses differ depending on discipline.

SUST majors are encouraged to take a SUST class for the RU CORE Experiential Learning requirement: SUST 250 - Sustainable University, SUST 330 - Biodiversity (at Field Museum, Fall semesters) or SUST 350 - Service & Sustainability 

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.