Professor Zimring at Scotland Conference

Assistant Professor Carl Zimring recently attended a conference on waste issues in Glasgow, Scotland. Read more about his fascinating trip on the Sustainability Studies blog!


Fast-Track Info Session: June 24th, 6pm

Want to learn more about the Fast-Track adult degree program at RU?  Come to the info session in the Gage Building (18 S. Michigan) this Thursday evening from 6-7pm. You can meet with our admissions and financial aid counselors.

Our Fast-Track Programs for Adults offer undergraduate degrees in less time with greater flexibility than traditional programs. The Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) and Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) are fully-accredited degrees organized around an interdisciplinary core of general education courses. Our programs include the following degrees:

The Bachelor of Professional Studies in Commerce and Enterprise is a fully online undergraduate major designed for individuals looking for a career in the exciting world of business.

The Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Professional Studies in Criminal Justice are designed for both criminal justice professionals seeking advancement and those who wish to become criminal justice professionals.

There’s no better place to study Hospitality and Tourism Management than Roosevelt, as the Chicago metropolitan area offers students open access to world-class hotels and restaurants; a rich blend of ethnic cultures and cuisines; and celebrated venutes for arts, entertainment, sports and recreation — everything students need to master the the industry.

The Bachelor of Professional Studies in Organizational Leadership provides a multi-disciplinary approach to leadership issues, combining management science, humanities, social sciences, research science, communication arts, technology, and ethics.

Paralegal Studies is one of the Midwest’s premier paralegal education programs. Conveniently located in downtown Chicago and suburban Schaumburg, Ill., the program has been offering dynamic and challenging courses to prepare students career in the legal profession for more than three decades.

The Bachelor of Professional Studies in Sales is a fully online undergraduate major for individuals who want to pursue a career in sales.

The Bachelor of Professional Studies and Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies (SUST)is an exciting new undergraduate major that is interdisciplinary and environmentally-focused. The SUST program is the first such sustainability-themed bachelor’s degree program in the Chicago area.

The Bachelor of Professional Studies and Bachelor of Liberal Studies have acted as the foundation for Roosevelt’s adult curriculum. Both programs are fully-accredited and feature a customized curriculum for adults (24 or over). Degrees feature an adult-focused general education component and are available in a variety of majors. Requirements vary depending on individual academic plans.

Sustainability Studies Blog Debuts

If you’re interested in the greening of urban areas, then subscribe to RU’s new Sustainability Studies blog: . Written by Assistant Professor Carl Zimring, the SS blog discusses the new RU major, relevant RU events, as well as research interests and contributions from RU’s faculty. It’s an essential subscription if you are one of the new Sustainability Studies majors or minors–and also if you want to learn more about living greenly.

PLS Student Interviewed on WBEZ Radio Station

Kavonte Carthron, a student within the Bachelor of Professional Studies program, is also known as Yah-Key within his work as an inspirational rapper. Interviewed recently by radio station WBEZ, Carthrone shared his transformation from “thug life” to a life focused on faith and music. He also shares the background of his name Yah-Key and why he’s not interested in being labeled solely a “Christian rapper.”   Watch his music video “Everyday” on YouTube.

Want more? Check out Yah-Key’s website to  hear more music, read his bio, and visit his store.