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Science Pathway: International Year

The International Year science degree pathway delivers the freshman courses that international students require for a Science degree, including Pre-medical options, at Roosevelt University. Students take 28-30 academic credits.


Program Structure

When you enroll in the International Year pathway, you take a combination of English language and academic courses. If you join with a lower English level, you take more English language courses at the start, and academic courses are introduced more gradually throughout the duration of your International Year program:

Duration
(English level on entry)
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
2 semesters (TOEFL 70) 2 English courses
4 academic courses:
1 English course
5 academic courses:
 
3 semesters (TOEFL 60) 4 English courses
2 academic courses:
3 English courses
3 academic courses:
2 English courses
4 academic courses:
4 semesters
(TOEFL 45)
4 English language courses only Follows 3-semester program (above) for semester 2, 3 and 4

Note: The above is an indication of program content. Courses are subject to change.

Academic Credit Courses

INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE I

Course code: PHSC 101                       Credits: 3
Study the basic principles of geology, chemistry, biology and ecology behind important environmental issues that include pollution, biodiversity, conservation and sustainability. Emphasis is placed on the unique challenges of urban environments. Discussion includes social issues such as environmental philosophy, economics, ethics and policy.

Quantitative Reasoning

Course code: MATH 110                       Credits: 3
Applying mathematical skill, tools, and concepts in solving real world problems with statistical data, physical measurements, and numerical relationships.

COLLEGE ALGEBRA

Course code: MATH 121                       Credits: 3
Algebraic operations, equations and inequalities, graphs and functions, polynomial functions, polynomial equations.

CALCULUS I

Course code: MATH 231                       Credits: 3
Functions, limits, continuity, and rates of change are studied numerically, symbolically, and graphically. Definition and rules of differentiation; applications of the derivative to analyzing functions, solving equations, and computing extrema; antiderivatives.

INTRODUCTION TO THE VISUAL ARTS

Course code: ART 101                       Credits: 3
Form and content in painting, sculpture, architecture, and film.

PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I

Course code: ECON 101                       Credits: 3
Macroeconomics overview of how a market society works, trades, consumes, redistributes, and enjoys the fruits of its produce. Learn more about the relationship between war and growth, free trade and wealth, interest rates, and the fight against inflation.

COMPOSITION I: CRITICAL READING AND WRITING

Course code: ENG 101                       Credits: 3
Gain competence in analytical reading and writing. Students are engaged in writing as a process of critical inquiry, revision and collaboration and actively participate in the University's writing community.

INTRO TO ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

Course code: ENG102                       Credits: 3
Second semester of two-course sequence. Instruction and practice in expository writing, analytical reading and revision strategies. Introduction to the strategies and tools necessary to become a successful communicator in a range of academic, professional, and public settings.

GENERAL CHEMISTRY I with laboratory

Course code: CHEM 201                       Credits: 4
Stoichiometry, atomic structure, chemical periodicity, chemical bonding, properties of matter, and thermochemistry. Laboratory required.

THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1865

Course code: HIST 107                       Credits: 3
Survey of main currents in development of American institutions and values from Civil War to present.

Key Facts

Entry Points

The International Year runs for 2 or 3 semesters, with entry in August, January, or May.

Course Length

The length of your program will vary depending on your level of English when you arrive. Learn more about the entry requirements for this program.

View entry requirements

Fees

Visit our fees page to learn more about the tuition and accommodation fees.

International Year fees