Rockhurst University requires at least 128 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal. Rockhurst University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Rockhurst University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 75% of students who start college at Rockhurst University finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Rockhurst University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Rockhurst University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Rockhurst University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Rockhurst University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Rockhurst University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Rockhurst University.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Rockhurst University does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Rockhurst University
Rockhurst University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Rockhurst University does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ Rockhurst University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Rockhurst University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Rockhurst University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Rockhurst University.
❌ Rockhurst University studets are not required to complete an internship.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Rockhurst University does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.
The main library on campus is the Greenlease Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
Rockhurst University offers these dual degree programs:
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Rockhurst University have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Rockhurst University has an Army ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Rockhurst University include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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