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College of Arts & Sciences

Every student at Roosevelt benefits from our College of Arts and Sciences, the University’s largest college. Featuring more than 60 majors and minors, it serves as the foundation for Roosevelt's liberal arts education. This valuable exposure to a rich variety of disciplines and ideas develops each student’s broad platform of knowledge, while honing critical skills in communication and reasoning. Students seeking degrees within the college choose from an extensive range of traditional liberal arts, applied professional and progressive interdisciplinary options, all tailored for today’s dynamic career landscape.

Academic Programs

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From creative writing and sustainability studies to criminal justice and biology, the College of Arts and Sciences has the right program for you. Explore our vast selection of majors, minors and graduate programs tailored to place you on a direct path toward a rewarding career. We offer online and on-campus courses throughout the year.

Find your best program fit today.

Meet Our Faculty

La Vonne Downey, Associate Professor of Public Administration

The world-class faculty at Roosevelt’s College of Arts and Sciences are gifted teachers, accomplished scholars, and distinguished professionals in their fields. Our faculty are deeply committed to helping students achieve their educational and professional goals.  They have been recognized with awards from such leading agencies as the Fulbright Program, National Science Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Pursue Your Purpose

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Jump start your career with Roosevelt and put your professional goals within reach. Learn about life as a College of Arts and Sciences graduate student and register for the upcoming graduate programs fair.

Explore Summer in Chicago

Roosevelt Summer Session - Chicago Summer

Study Chicago's historic neighborhoods and cultural sites while earning the credits you need.

Featured courses:

  • Sounds of Summer
  • Mapping the Urban Arts Scene
  • Sociology of Chicago Neighborhoods
David Faris signing his book

“I’ve had a lot of sleepless nights since the election thinking about how we can get out of this predicament and level the playing field. The result is this book in which I present a number of ideas.”

David Faris
Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of International Studies, Roosevelt University
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