International Year: pathway to a bachelor's degree
The Roosevelt University International Year is taught at the on-campus International Study Center. This bachelor's degree pathway provides English language support in addition to the first year of university coursework, leading to entry into the second year of a Roosevelt bachelor's degree.
SAVE TIME ON YOUR PATH TO A DEGREE: There is no need to take ESL courses or the TOEFL test before our bachelor's degree pathway. You can improve your English and, at the same time, earn credits for a degree!
Choose between two academic pathways to ensure you have the right preparation for your chosen undergraduate major:
Your choice of bachelor's degree pathway determines the necessary academic courses that you should take to finish the equivalent of your freshman year (Year 1), as well as guide you in the direction of your desired university degree.
Progression to Year 2 degree entry
International students spend between 2 and 4 semesters in International Year. On successful completion, they join the second year of more than 20 bachelor's degrees in business, economics, hospitality management, marketing, mathematics, international studies, politics, sociology, natural sciences, and pre-professional programs.
English and study skills courses
These courses are designed for international students, and will prepare you for success at an American University. Alongside English language instruction, other courses give support, guidance and strategies for becoming a successful university student in the USA. Courses cover the following topics:
- Reading and Writing
- Listening and Speaking
- American Culture
- US College Life
- Critical Thinking
You take between 1 and 6 English language courses each semester during your bachelor's degree pathway program. Students have more English support classes in the first semester of International Year.
Academic credit courses
In conjunction with English language preparation courses, all international students take 9 academic credit-bearing courses that comprise Roosevelt University's first year curriculum.
For courses descriptions, choose either the Business, Mathematics and Pre-Law pathway or Science pathway.
International students earn academic credit for the Roosevelt-equivalent courses taken during International Year. These credits will be transferred upon matriculation to Roosevelt University, and used to fulfill degree requirements.