At University College Roosevelt, we offer nearly 200 courses across four departments: Arts & Humanities, Engineering, Science, and Social Science. These departments cover many different academic disciplines, some highly theoretical, others mostly practical. For more specific information about individual courses, please refer to the overview here. Do note that courses tend to change over time.

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Arts & Humanities

The Arts & Humanities (A&H) department is perfect for those who enjoy languages, culture, history, and many forms of art, as it aims to establish the nature and variety of modern and ancient art. It offers courses in Antiquity, Art History, ‘Film, Theatre & Media Studies’, History, Languages, Linguistics, Literature, Musicology, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Rhetoric.

For those interested, the A&H department also offers a unique program, namely the Performing Arts Program.


In the Fall of 2020, UCR proudly started a new Engineering (ENG) department. The department focuses on the important challenges our world faces including the energy transition, climate change, and food production. Students have the opportunity to study, design and build small-scale, high-tech solutions in the rich ecosystem of Zeeland, in collaboration with local organizations and research institutes. For now, the tracks that the ENG department will offer are Energy & Flow, Electronics, Data Science and Robotics, Sustainable Materials, and Interdisciplinary projects.

Starting in Fall 2019 a small pioneering group followed the first engineering courses. Read about their experience here.


The Science (SCI) department is concerned with many phenomena, including the evolution of the universe, the complex processes that impact planet Earth and the human body, and the nature and interaction of the most elementary particles in our world. Science students can focus on Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Life Science, Mathematics, and Physics.

For those keen on becoming a doctor or generally going into the medical field, UCR offers the Pre-Medical Program.

Social Science

Mostly focusing on people and society, the Social Science (SSC) department aims to study the multilayered construction of social systems. Within Social Science, you will find Anthropology, Economics, Human Geography, International Relations, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Statistics.

Declaring Your Major

After your first year, you declare a Major. This is the main focus of your studies, and can either be in Arts & Humanities, Social Science, Science, or Engineering. Another option is to do an Interdepartmental Major, where you can combine two of the four Major fields if one field is too restrictive.

Within this Major, you focus on two or three tracks, amounting to around 10 courses, to specialize within a few disciplines. Tracks are sets of courses in the same field of study, such as History, Psychology, Life Science, or Data Science.

If your major is Arts & Humanities or Social Science, you will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts. If you complete a major in Science, you will graduate with a Bachelor of Science.