Majors & Programs


Minors are available in many of the above majors as well as creative writing, gerontology, Italian, jazz studies, labor studies, public history and rhetoric and writing.

Nearly half of our undergrads are in professional programs like education, nursing, and social work. The other half are in liberal arts and business programs. The college is organized into five schools.

Certificate of Undergraduate Studies (CUS)

CUS programs are primarily for undergraduate-level students, where the certificate components consist mostly of Rhode Island College undergraduate-level courses. Admission and retention requirements are significant. These certificates typically provide applied academic and/or professional training.

Certificate in Social and Human Service Assistance
Contact: Princess Metuge
Eligible for federal financial aid

Contact: Rachel Filinson

Public History
Contact: Robert Cvornyek

International Non-Governmental Organizations Studies (INGOS)
Contact: Robyn Linde

Nonprofit Studies
Contact: Michael Andrade
Eligible for federal financial aid

Youth Services
Contact: Mary Sullivan
401-456-2799 or

Certificate of Continuing Studies (CCS) Programs

Certificate of Continuing Studies (CCS) programs are also available for non-degree students, where the certificate components consist primarily of courses and/or workshops earning credits not associated with undergraduate or graduate programs at Rhode Island College, such as continuing education units (CEUs), college Outreach Program credit, etc. Admission and retention requirements for most CCS programs are minimal. These certificates typically provide professional development, vocational training, or personal enrichment.

Contact the Office of Professional Studies and Continuing Education at (401) 456-8091 or click here for more information.

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Page last updated: Oct. 28, 2013