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.

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

I believe that I could not be where I am today without the guidance and wisdom of my Rockford University professors, which is why my professors are always at the top of my list when it comes to my favorite things about RU. RU truly has some of the brightest and kindest –and most fun– faculty and staff out there.

Monica Parsons '16

Alumna, Double major: Mathematics and Spanish

Undergraduate Majors

Accounting*
CPA
Non-CPA

Anthropology / Sociology*
Applied Anthropology
Criminal Justice
Pre-Social Work

Art*
2-Dimensional Art
3-Dimensional Art
Graphic Design

Art History*

Biochemistry

Biology*
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Evolution and Ecology
Organismal Biology

Business Administration
Finance
Management
Marketing

Chemistry*
ACS Certified

Classics*

Computer Science*
Management Information Systems
Web Development

Dance*

Early Childhood Education

Economics*
Finance
International Economics
Public Policy

Elementary Education
 1-6

English*

French*

History*

Human Development*
Child/Adolescent Development
Gerontology
Life Span
Research

Humanities

International Studies
Area Studies, Arts & Peoples
Environment & Development
Ideas & Religions
Politics & Economy
Security & Peace Studies

Latin*

Mathematics*
Computational

Music*

Nursing (Basic BSN)

Philosophy

Physical Education*
Exercise Science
Sport Management
Teaching

Political Science*
American Studies
Constitutional Studies
Legal Studies
Political Ideas
Politics & Culture
War & Peace

Psychology*

Romance Languages

Science and Mathematics

Social Sciences

Spanish*

Special Education*

Theatre
Acting/Directing
Design/Tech
Musical Theatre Performance
Theatre Management

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

Undergraduate Minors

Ancient and Medieval Studies
Bilingual Education
Child/Adolescent Development
Classical Civilization
Coaching
English as a Second Language
Entrepreneurship
Ethics
Gender Studies
German
Gerontology
Greek
Health Education
K-12 Education
Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies
Literature
Management Information Systems
Peace and Conflict Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Religious Studies
Secondary Education (6-12)

Certificate Program
Adult Accelerated
Graduate Programs

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Marketing
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Graduate Certificate
Public/Non-Profit
Strategic
Accounting/CPA
Health Administration
Management
Project Management

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Initial or Subsequent Endorsement:
Early Childhood
Elementary
Secondary
K–12
Special Education
Reading
Reading Specialist
Instructional Strategies*
Education
*For licensed teachers only

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

Pre-Professional

Pre-Law
Pre-Socal Work
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Veterinary Medicine

ESL
English as a Second Language

Program details

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Undergraduate Majors

Accounting*
CPA
Non-CPA

Anthropology / Sociology*

Applied Anthropology
Criminal Justice
Pre-Social Work

Art*
2-Dimensional Art
3-Dimensional Art
Graphic Design

Art History*

Biochemistry

Biology*
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Evolution and Ecology
Organismal Biology

Business Administration
Finance
Management
Marketing

Chemistry*
ACS Certified

Classics*

Computer Science*
Management Information Systems
Web Development

Dance*

Early Childhood Education

Economics*
Finance
International Economics
Public Policy

Elementary Education
 1-6

English*

French*

History*

Human Development*
Child/Adolescent Development
Gerontology
Life Span
Research

Humanities

International Studies
Area Studies, Arts & Peoples
Environment & Development
Ideas & Religions
Politics & Economy
Security & Peace Studies

Latin*

Mathematics*
Computational

Music*

Nursing (Basic BSN)

Philosophy

Physical Education*
Exercise Science
Sport Management
Teaching

Political Science*
American Studies
Constitutional Studies
Legal Studies
Political Ideas
Politics & Culture
War & Peace

Psychology*

Romance Languages

Science and Mathematics

Social Sciences

Spanish*

Special Education*

Theatre
Acting/Directing
Design/Tech
Musical Theatre Performance
Theatre Management

Theatre Arts*

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

Undergraduate Minors

Ancient and Medieval Studies
Bilingual Education
Child/Adolescent Development
Classical Civilization
Coaching
English as a Second Language
Entrepreneurship
Ethics
Gender Studies
German
Gerontology
Greek
Health Education
K-12 Education
Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies
Literature
Management Information Systems
Peace and Conflict Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Religious Studies
Secondary Education (6-12)

Pre-Professional Programs

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

Certificate Program

Geropsychology

Adult Accelerated Degree Completion

Management Studies (BSMS)

English as a Second Language

Program details

Graduate Programs

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Marketing
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Graduate Certificate
Public/Non-Profit
Strategic
Accounting/CPA
Health Administration
Management
Project Management

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Initial or Subsequent Endorsement:
Early Childhood
Elementary
Secondary
K–12
Special Education
Reading
Reading Specialist
Instructional Strategies*
Education
*For licensed teachers only

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

 

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

UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS

Accounting*
CPA
Non-CPA

Anthropology / Sociology*
Applied Anthropology
Criminal Justice
General A & S
Pre-Social Work

Art*
2-Dimensional Art
3-Dimensional Art
Graphic Design

Biology*
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Evolution and Ecology
Organismal Biology

Business Administration
Finance
Management
Marketing

Chemistry*
ACS Certified

Computer Science*
Management Information Systems*
Web Development*

Economics*
Finance
International Economics
Public Policy

History*
Secondary Education

Human Development*
Child/Adolescent Development
Gerontology*
Life Span*
Research

Humanities

International Studies
Area Studies, Arts & Peoples
Environment & Development
Ideas & Religions
Politics & Economy
Security & Peace Studies

Management Studies (BSMS)
Human Resources

Mathematics*
Computational

Physical Education*
Exercise Science*
Sport Management*
Teaching

Political Science*
American Studies
Constitutional Studies
Legal Studies
Political Ideas
Politics & Culture
War & Peace

Science and Mathematics
Social Sciences

Theatre
Acting/Directing
Design/Tech
Musical Theatre Performance
Theatre Management

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

UNDERGRADUATE MINORS

Ancient and Medieval Studies
Bilingual Education
Classical Civilization
Coaching
English as a Second Language

Entrepreneurship
Ethics
Gender Studies
German
Greek

Health Education
K-12 Education
Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies
Literature
Management Information Systems

Peace and Conflict Studies
Physics
Religious Studies
Secondary Education (6-12)

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

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

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Geropsychology

ADULT ACCELERATED DEGREE COMPLETION

Management Studies (BSMS)

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Program details

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Marketing
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Graduate Certificate
Public/Non-Profit
Strategic
Accounting/CPA
Health Administration
Management
Project Management

Master in Education (MEd)

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Initial or Subsequent Endorsement:
Early Childhood
Elementary
Secondary
K–12
Special Education
Reading
Reading Specialist
Instructional Strategies*
Education
*For licensed teachers only

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

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

COLLEGES

College of Arts and Humanities

includes the departments of Art and Art History; English; History; Modern and Classical Languages and Religion; Performing Arts; and Philosophy.

College of Social Sciences, Commerce and Education

includes the departments of Anthropology and Sociology; Economics, Business, and Accounting housed in the PURI School of Business; Education; Physical Education; and Political Science.

College of Science, Math, and Nursing

includes the departments of Chemical and Biological Sciences; Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics; Nursing, and Psychology.

Check out all of our academic departments!