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
  • Bilingual Education
  • Classical Civilization
  • Coaching
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ethics
  • Gender Studies
  • German
  • Greek
  • Health
  • 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 Program


Adult Accelerated Degree Completion

Management Studies (BSMS)


English as a Second Language

Program details

Graduate Programs

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Graduate Certificate
Health Administration
Project Management

Master in Education (MEd)

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.

The main reasons I chose to transfer to Rockford University are the location and the size of the University. At RU, I can ask
professors questions and speak with them face-to-face; I can get involved. It’s a more personal experience, and I believe this is how you learn.

Tim Woods

Veteran and Transfer Student, Business Management major

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