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Majors and Minors

06/21/2017 9:25 am

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!

Alumni Graduate Form

12/12/2016 2:29 pm

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! We look forward to welcoming you to the Rockford University Alumni Association. Whether you are completing your bachelor’s or master’s degree, please know we have a special place in our association just for you!

Here in the Alumni Office, our job is to connect you – be it to job opportunities through alumni, ways to volunteer on campus, old friends you may have lost touch with or to other alums in your area – we are here to help. To ensure we can assist to the best of our abilities, we need a little help from you, our alum.

Please take a moment to complete this graduate information form. The information provided will help us keep you updated on what’s happening on campus and upcoming events and activities you may be interested in! As your information changes through the years, please remember to keep us updated. Contact us whenever your address changes, you get married, change jobs or have other great news to share.

We look forward to working with you as a proud Rockford University Alumnus/a! If you have any questions or need anything at all, please feel free to contact me.

Congratulations!

Kristyn King
Director of Alumni Affairs
(815) 394-5111 or KKing@rockfod.edu

Schumaker Prize

12/09/2016 4:49 pm

SCHUMAKER PRIZE

Schumaker Prize

994 – Dean Meyer
1995 – Alexander Kain
1996 – Timothy T. Konrad
1997 – Wayne Fetter
1998 – Brian Harty
1999 – Lisa Wise
2000 – Jo-Ann Valdivia
2001 – Melissa Kussner
2002 – Svetlana Petkova
2003 – Heather Holzwarth
2004 – Ellie Etminan
2005 – Lauren Poppen
2006 – Joseph R. Haney
2007 – Alen Vrebac
2008 – Amy M Rich 2009 – Mohit Singh

Barrick Research Award

12/09/2016 4:47 pm

BARRICK RESEARCH AWARD

Barrick Research Award Winners

1998 – Lisa Wise, Brian Schofield
1999 – Kari Ebens, Jo-Ann Valdivia
2000 – Melissa Kussner, Elizabeth Sweet
2001 – Svetlana Petkova, Shannon Widlowski
2002 – David Grover, Heather Holzwarth
2003 – Joshua Glovinsky
2004 – Nathan Sweeney
2005 – Erin Moller
2006 – Amy M. Rich
2007 – Amy M. Rich, Angela M. Snow
2008 – Megan E Hofstetter

Conklin Award

12/09/2016 4:44 pm

CONKLIN AWARD

Conklin Award

1995 – Christopher Aylward
1996 – James B. Dole, Wayne Fetter
1997 – Bradley Barrie, Lisa Wise
1998 – David Bogner, Aimee Stivers
1999 – David Bogner
2000 – Melissa Kussner
2001 – Jackie Guy, Svetlana Petkova
2002 – Adam Peck, Carie Swanson
2003 – Jerome Foss
2004 – Erin Moller
2005 – Joseph Haney
2006 – Alen Vrebac
2007 – Aaron M K Insko
2008 – Audra L Carlson
2009 – Audra L Carlson

Calculus Achievement Award

12/09/2016 4:41 pm

CALCULUS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Calculus Achievement Award Winners

1962 – Dennis J. Palmini
1963 – Carol J. Daley
1964 – Charles Silver
1965 – Carolyn J. Mattila
1966 – Michael L. Landes
1967 – James Curtis
1968 – Johannes Veldhuis
1969 – Kathleen Majcan
1970 – Patrick Shanahan
1971 – Kathleen Mokate
1972 – A. Scott Forsburg
1973 – William R. Paulson, Charles E. Ritzke
1974 – Diane J. Bundens
1975 – Jeffrey Klotz, John Morrissey
1976 – Herbert E. Borbe, Jr.
1977 – J. Scott Hudnall, Cynthia Kleindienst
1978 – Deborah J. Fredricks, Mark S. Zumhagen
1979 – James Harker, Donna Kmen
1980 – Patricia Novak
1981 – Susan Martin, Donna Mueller
1982 – Ellen Evans, Jayne Mariani
1983 – Brian R. Bowley, Wayne A. Martin
1984 – Randall A. Cook
1985 – Timothy A. Anderson, Dawn M. DeSousa
1986 – Andreas Lauer
1987 – Linda M. Abrahams, Tracey A. Kelleher
1988 – Nancy C. Casten, Tracey R. Winters
1989 – James K. Konrad, Karen I. Miraglia
1990 – Jon A. Johnson, David C. Wilson
1991 – Steven W. Siekerski
1992 – Carolyn S. Schauer, Eric Seger
1993 – Karen Hoover, Daniel C. Konrad
1994 – Tim Konrad
1995 – Jeffery Damon
1996 – Bradley Barrie
1997 – Jakob Krummenacher
1998 – Marcia Clinton
1999 – Tracie Knobeloch
2000 – Angela Valaisis
2001 – Heather Holzwarth
2002 – Jody Beilke
2003 – Zachary Cook
2004 – Erin Moller
2005 – Ashley Holzwarth
2006 – Angela M. Snow
2007 – Mohit Singh
2008 – Matthew D Brynteson
2009 – N/A

**Known as the Freshman Mathematics Achievement Award (1962 – 1989)

Loan Information

11/21/2016 10:23 am

LOAN INFORMATION

 

William D. Ford Direct Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan –Eligibility determined by grade level and need. Must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. If approved, lifetime aggregate amount up to $23,000 for all undergraduate study. Interest is subsidized as long as the student is enrolled at least half-time. Repayment and interest accumulation begin six months after graduation on a monthly basis. Repayment extendable to 10 years with minimum monthly payments of $50. Students must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN), Entrance Counseling, signed award letter, and the 2018-2019 Federal Direct Loan Request Form or 2017-2018 Federal Direct Loan Request Form  before their loans can be processed.  Please visit https://studentloans.gov to complete the MPN and Entrance Counseling requirements on-line.  Students must log-in with their own FSA ID.  Current interest rate can be found here and the current origination fee is 1.066%.

William D. Ford Direct Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan –Same as subsidized Stafford, except not based on financial need. Students are responsible for quarterly interest on the loan while in attendance at college. Interest accumulates immediately at a fixed rate and the current interest rate can be found here.  The current origination fee is 1.066%.  Students may or may not choose to pay interest on the loan while in attendance at college.

Federal Perkins Loan – Is available to students who demonstrate need and meet institutional criteria as long as funds are available. Interest is subsidized as long as the student is enrolled at least half-time.  Interest is fixed at 5% and repayment starts nine months after the student leaves or is enrolled less than half-time.

Direct Federal PARENT Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) 
This is a Parent loan for dependent students. Parents may borrow the difference between the student’s cost of education and all other financial assistance. The current origination fee is 4.264%.  Interest is fixed and the current interest rate can be found online.  Repayment begins 60 days after the loan is fully disbursed and is not based on financial need. Interest accrues beginning on the date of the loan’s first disbursement. A parent may elect to defer payments until student graduates through forbearance options.   Click here to begin the application process.  Please keep in mind that the parent will apply under their own FSA ID.

Additional Private Student Loans– Several financial institutions provide low-interest loans for students who might need additional assistance after federal loan options are used. The various loans differ by interest rate, interest capitalization, guarantee fees, and co-signer options. Students may need a creditworthy cosigner in order to obtain a private loan.  Many students have found that applying with a co-signer often results in a lower interest rate.  Interest begins accruing at disbursement but in most cases no payment is required until six months after graduation or a student drops below half-time enrollment. We recommend that students compare several lenders before selecting a private loan.

Loan Regulations

Rockford University is required by federal regulations to comply with individual lender terms and cannot certify a loan for more than your eligibility as determined by the student cost of attendance minus any other available financial aid.  If you have any questions regarding cost of attendance, please contact Student Administrative Services (SAS).   Rockford University does not participate in revenue-sharing practices, referral fee arrangements, or private loan application fee payments.

Code of Conduct for Educational Loans

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Entrance/Exit Counseling Federal Requirements

Entrance and Exit Counseling are required for all federal student loans. These counseling sessions provide a borrowing student with information on his/her rights and responsibilities as a borrower as well as repayment information and options. These sessions also explain the consequences for failing to repay a student loan. Exit Counseling also includes a review of debt management strategies and loan forgiveness options. Entrance counseling is required before a student can receive a Federal Direct Loan and Exit Counseling is required once a student drops below half-time enrollment and received a federal loan.  Entrance and Exit Counseling can be completed online at: https://studentloans.gov.

Perkins Loan Exit Counseling is completed at https://www.myloancounseling.com/

National Student Loan Data System

Students can also use this Web site to access information about federal loan amounts, outstanding loan balances, status, record of disbursements, and servicer contact information.  www.nslds.ed.gov

2018-2019 Federal Direct Loan Request Form

2017-2018 Federal Direct Loan Request Form