Whether your plan is to take classes and transfer to a four-year university or enter one of our career programs designed to get you into the workforce right away, Rock Valley College has what you are looking for. Select from one of our more than 60 transfer areas or more than 30 career programs.
Whether you are new to the college or know your way around, we have a variety of services designed to help you succeed. We're here for you every step of the way.
At Rock Valley College, you're not just a number. Our highly respected faculty have master's degrees, doctorates and real-world experience. You won't be competing for attention in a huge lecture hall. Our average class size is 21, so you'll get a chance to interact, challenge and be challenged by your instructors.
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's soccer. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won 11 national championships and we have had more than 130 All-Americans.
Have fun. Try stuff. RVC gives you opportunities to get involved. There are lots of student activities to choose from. We offer more than 20 clubs and organizations. Try your hands at student government. Join the staff of our campus newspaper. What's it going to be?
The Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College features nearly 75,000 volumes and more than 650 periodicals, and access to the interlibrary loan system. It also features spaces for individual and group study, and if you get thirsty, there's a coffee shop in the lobby!
Northern Illinois University
Bachelor of General Studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences
The Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) in Liberal Arts and Sciences program provides students with diversified backgrounds an excellent opportunity to complete a high-quality college degree. This degree has been tailored to the needs of adult students with personal and work obligations that prevent them from enrolling as full-time students.
Individuals with at least 60 semester hours of course work, or a baccalaureate-oriented associate degree (A.A. or A.S.) from a community college, are eligible to begin taking classes. Students benefit from a variety of courses across the disciplines - humanities, social sciences, physical sciences - to make this an intellectually stimulating program.
Students enrolled in the B.G.S. in Liberal Arts and Sciences program will enjoy these benefits: