Bachelor of Science

Interdisciplinary Studies with Elementary Education Licensure

When Most classes are held during the day between 8am and 5pm. Senior year involves placement in the Roanoke City Public School system which requires students to conform to school schedules.
Average Time to Complete 2 years (4 full-time semesters and one part-time summer)

About the Program

RU | Bachelor’s | Hybrid – Radford University has been preparing teachers since its establishment in 1910. Since the program requires a major in interdisciplinary studies, students are also prepared for other careers requiring a broad liberal arts background, especially those in which they must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.  Students who are admitted to Radford University must also make separate application within one semester of admission to the Radford University Teacher Prep Program which has a separate set of criteria outlined in curriculum description.

Career Paths

Graduates of this program are eligible for a VA preK-6th grade teaching license.  The employment rate for students pursuing licensure to teach at Radford University is currently 94 percent. This program also provides the foundation for continuing in such careers as literacy education, school counseling, special education, curriculum development, principalship and supervision.

Cost & Financial Aid

Learn more about Financial Aid opportunities at Radford University.

Radford University FAFSA code is 003732.

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

How to Apply

It is strongly recommended that prospective students arrange for pre-admission consultation to determine you will meet the university AND program admissions criteria at the time of matriculation into RU.  These consultations are available at the RHEC office.  A Roanoke Degree Program application will be provided within the context of the consultation.  Deadline June 1.