Roosevelt Brings Range of Higher Education to Suburbs

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Byline: Submitted by Roosevelt University

Roosevelt University's Schaumburg Campus is the largest, most comprehensive university facility in the Northwest suburbs. Located at 1400 N. Roosevelt Blvd. in Schaumburg, just across the street from Ikea, the Schaumburg Campus is recognized for its outstanding academic programs and innovative student activities programming.

The campus is home to about 1,800 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students who take courses in business, education, the liberal arts and sciences and pharmacy. A variety of student organizations and associations are active on the Schaumburg Campus, offering opportunities to meet other students and gain leadership experience. In addition, there is a dining center, a print and electronic library, a fitness/recreation area and free parking in large lots.

The two newest academic programs on campus are a Pharm.D. offered by the College of Pharmacy and a doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, the first Ph.D. program in the history of Roosevelt.

The College of Pharmacy, which welcomed its second class of 72 students in July, is located on the second floor of the Schaumburg Campus and has new, award-winning, state-of-the art classrooms and laboratories. The college offers the only three-year, year-round Pharm.D. program in the Midwest. Seventeen of the students in the current class are from the Northwest suburbs.

The Ph.D. in I/O Psychology is a selective program that teaches students how to do research and testing aimed at improving the workplace. The program is being launched this semester at a time when the U.S. Department of Labor is predicting a nearly 26 percent growth in I/O psychology job opportunities.

Other popular academic programs at Roosevelt's Schaumburg Campus include business administration, especially the MBA, education, chemistry and biology, which have outstanding laboratories, integrated marketing communications, computer science, psychology, history and mathematics. …