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Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

With more than 80 majors, minors, and concentrations, Rockford University ties academic experience with practical applications. We challenge and support our students with rich academic opportunities, practical experiences, and global perspectives, so they develop the knowledge, values, and skills that impact our lives and our world.

Rockford University's programs, which feature day, evening, and weekend classes, are flexible and may be shaped to accommodate almost any schedule. Your faculty advisor will help you tailor a schedule of courses that meets your needs, so that you are truly able to design a learning journey that has meaning for you and your future.

Undergraduate Majors


*Indicates a minor can also be achieved in this program.

Undergraduate Minors

  • Ancient and Medieval Studies
  • Child/Adolescent Development
  • Classical Civilization
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ethics
  • Gender Studies
  • German
  • Gerontology
  • Greek
  • Health Education
  • Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies
  • Literature
  • Management Information Systems
  • Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education (6-12) 
  • Web Development

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Social Work
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine


Certificate Program


Adult Accelerated Degree Completion


English as a Second Language

Graduate Programs

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Health Administration
Project Management

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Initial or Subsequent Endorsement:
   Early Childhood
   Special Education
   Reading Specialist
   Instructional Strategies*
   *For licensed teachers only

Additional Endorsements:
   Bilingual Teacher/ESL
   Learning Behavior Specialist I
   Middle School
   Reading Teacher


For a complete listing of programs, please refer to the Academic Catalog.