Academics at Rockford University
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Rockford University has over 65 full-time faculty members and more than 68% percent have the highest degree in their fields. Our professors, who hold Ph.D.’s from such institutions as Yale, Vanderbilt and the University of Chicago, certainly qualify as experts in their field.

With a student faculty ratio of 11-to-1, in-class activism is both expected and appreciated.

Rockford University is one of only 11 institutions in Illinois with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, the oldest and most prestigious academic honors society.


The Rockford University faculty and curriculum are organized into three colleges:

  • The College of Arts and Humanities includes the departments of Art, Classics, English, Modern Languages, Performing Arts, Philosophy and Religious Studies.

  • The College of Science, Mathematics, and Nursing includes the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Nursing, Physics, and Psychology.

  • The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Education includes the departments of Anthropology and Sociology, Economics/Business and Accounting, Child Development and Education, History, Physical Education, and Political Science.
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8/22/2014
FORUM: President's Opening Convocation

8/27/2014
NICNE August Leadership Cafe

9/12/2014 » 10/10/2014
Fables & Fairy Tales: The Paintings of Stephen Warde Anderson

9/17/2014
FORUM: Constitution Day Lecture

9/17/2014
FORUM: Rajmohan Gandhi, Ph.D.

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