At UCR, we offer a Liberal Arts and Sciences program. Students, therefore, have the freedom to pursue any interest they may have by choosing from approximately 200 courses in Arts and Humanities, Science, Social Science, and Engineering. Students combine these into their own program, coupled with a strong foundation in important academic skills such as doing research and writing papers. Our professors have a passion for undergraduate teaching and are dedicated to making courses an intellectual and social adventure. And with an average of 21 students in a course, every class is small, encourages interaction, and professors are easily approachable after class to provide thorough feedback. Moreover, UCR uses continuous assessment, meaning that students hand in assignments, give presentations, write essays, and participate in discussions and debates throughout the semester.

Watch the video below to discover our program in more detail.

3 Years at UCR

The first year is all about exploring. You will be busy with your orientation; figuring out what it is that you want to do. You will mainly take introductory courses and need to take an introduction in Research Methodology & Statistics and an introduction in Academic Writing & Presenting.

At the start of your second year, you declare the Major in which you will take the majority of your courses. By then, you have mostly figured out what topics suit you best, so you dive deeper, taking intermediate and advanced courses. In your third semester, you will reflect on your time so far and make plans for your future.

In your third year, you will start preparing for your future after UCR. You will look at Master Programs in the Netherlands and abroad, picking the courses that will make your program fit those futures the best. You will also work on your Senior Project, combining research skills and your interests in one project.

Designing Your Own Curriculum

No student has followed the exact same educational path at University College Roosevelt. This is because the university allows you to design your own curriculum, with a few requirements and rules that exist to form you into the most skilled and experienced student you can be. To further help you make sensible choices, you are assigned a Tutor, a Faculty member who will assist you in choosing courses for the next semester, check in to see if you are doing well, and discuss your future plans with you.

Now that you understand our program a bit better, it is time to start exploring. Browse our courses on offer, discover the departments you can major in, or learn more about our special programs.

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)