Bachelor of Liberal Studies in Individualized Study
The Bachelor of Liberal Studies in an Individualized Program degree offered by Roosevelt University is an idiosyncratic program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. This program is intended for students who have already earned some college credit or an Associates of Arts or Sciences degree. Designed for a student who wishes to go their own way instead of a traditional major or educational path, this program aims to fit a students particular interests or career goals. This program allows a student, with the help of an advisor, to create an academic program that fits their specific needs whether personal or professional.
There are some requirements for this program. The College of Professional Studies assistant dean must approve the program that the student and his or her advisor design. This Major Program must consist of 48 semester hours. At least 36 of those horus must be at the 200 level or above. At least 15 of the semester hours must be at 300 level or above. Out of the 15 300-level courses, 9 of those must be taken at Roosevelt University. Courses that comprise this program must be taken from at least 2 and no more than 4 academic departments. A student must earn a C or better in the courses applied to their major. No more than 6 semester hours (2 courses) can have a D or lower.
The core curriculum that all Bachelor of Liberal Studies students must take involves a group of General Education courses. These courses include Developmental Mathematics, Quantitative Reasoning, Professional Seminar in Critical Skills, Seminar in Technological and Quantitative Literacy or Math 110 Quantitative Reasoning, Methods of Critical Reasoning, Seminar in Social Sciences, Seminar in Natural Sciences, Seminar in the Humanities, Senior Thesis, Introduction to Composition, and a course called Argument, Analysis, Research. It is important to note that there are some admissions requirements for this program. A student must be at least 24 years old in order to apply for this program and must be able to complete at least 30 credit hours of courses at Roosevelt University.
Degree Level: Bachelor
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Students must be 24 years of age when they start the program and must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in all previous academic work.
Roosevelt University is a private not-for-profit, four-year, co-educational institution conveniently located in Chicago, with a second campus location in Schaumburg, Illinois. The school was founded in 1945, and was named in honor of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. From its inception, the mission of the school has offered educational opportunities without regards to “socio economic status, racial or ethnic origin, age or gender.” Today, Roosevelt University continues to uphold its mission of diversity.
Roosevelt University supports a full range of undergraduate and graduate academic degrees and professional certificates from the following colleges:
- Chicago College of Performing Arts
- College of Pharmacy
- College of Arts and Sciences
- Heller College of Business
- College of Education
RUOnline is regionally accredited to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees, along with credentials and courses. The Fast-Track Program for Adults provides evening and online coursework for adult students.
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