Summer Session 2014 Begins May 19

Classes offered through RIC’s Summer Sessions give both undergraduate and graduate students the chance to catch up on their credits or get a jump on their required courses. 

Offered in two consecutive six-week sessions – May 19 through June 27 and June 30 through Aug. 8 – summer courses are open not only to RIC degree students but also to nondegree students and those enrolled in other colleges.

Registration for summer classes begins Feb. 24 for RIC degree students and March 3 for all others.

Director of Professional Studies and Continuing Education Dante Del Guidice explained that summer programming is designed to be flexible so that students are able to match their classes to their summer work and recreation schedules. “RIC's many options include classes that meet only two days a week, morning and evening classes, and online and hybrid courses,” he said. In fact, more than 65 of the summer offerings have online components.

Summer undergraduate offerings encompass the subjects of accounting, anthropology, art, biology, chemistry, communications, computer information systems, computer science, economics, education, English, film, finance, gender and women’s studies, geography, history, management, marketing, mathematics, music, nuclear medicine technology, nursing, philosophy, physical education, physical sciences, physics, political science, psychology, radiologic technology, social work, sociology, Spanish, special education and theatre.

Additionally, students may be able to enroll in summer courses that support a Certificate of Undergraduate Study in either gerontology or nonprofit studies.

Del Guidice noted that because RIC is a NEASC-accredited college, non-RIC undergraduates may be able to receive credit for RIC classes if those students obtain permission from their current colleges.

Graduate offerings at RIC this summer support the areas of art, art education, counseling and educational psychology, early childhood education, educational leadership, elementary education, health care administration, history, mathematics, music education, nursing, social work and special education.

Those looking for a post-baccalaureate credential may also consider using the summer to work toward a Certificate of Graduate Study (C.G.S.) Select summer offerings can be applied toward C.G.S. programs in advanced counseling, autism education, literature and middle-secondary level special education.

Financial aid is available to RIC students enrolled in eligible certificate and degree programs and may be available for visiting students who qualify for consortium-agreement financial aid.

For a complete list of Summer Sessions courses, visit