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Undergraduate Majors & Programs
- Africana Studies
- Art (Studio - Ceramics, Graphic Design, Metalsmithing and Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Digital Media Design)
- Art Education
- Art History
- Business (Management)
- Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies
- Communication (Mass Media Communications; Public and Professional Communication; Public Relations/Advertising; Speech, Language, and Hearing Science)
- Community Health and Wellness
- Computer Information Systems
- Computer Science
- Criminal Justice (Justice Studies)
- Dance Performance
- Elementary Education
- English/Creative Writing
- Film Studies
- Francophone Studies
- Gender and Women's Studies
- Health Care Administration
- Health Education
- Health Sciences
- International Nongovernmental Organizations Studies (INGOS)
- Justice Studies
- Labor Studies
- Latin American Studies
- Management (General, Human Resources, International, Operations)
- Medical Imaging (Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiologic Technology, also open to certified radiologic technologists)
- Modern Languages (Francophone Studies, French, Latin American Studies, Portuguese, Spanish)
- Nuclear Medicine Technology
- Physical Education
- Political Science
- Political Science/Public Administration
- Portuguese Studies Program
- Premedical, Predental, Preoptometry, Preveterinary Preparation
- Public Administration
- Radiologic Technology
- Secondary Education (Biology, Chemistry, English, General Science, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Physics, Social Studies)
- Social Work
- Special Education
- Technology Education
- Theatre (Design/Technical, General Theatre, Musical Theatre, Performance)
- Women's Studies
- Youth Development
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.
Students may develop individualized majors to accommodate special needs and interests. These majors may focus on an area of study not covered in regular departmental offerings or may be interdisciplinary in nature. Student-designed majors are open to undergraduate degree candidates who have earned at least 40 credit hours and who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50. Proposals from students with more than 75 credit hours are normally not accepted. A completed proposal must be submitted to the Committee on Student-Designed Majors no later than October 1 or March 1 for action that same semester. Further information about this program and application materials may be obtained from the offices of the academic deans.
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.
- Faculty of Arts and Sciences
- Feinstein School of Education and Human Development
- School of Management
- School of Nursing
- School of Social Work
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
International Non-Governmental Organizations Studies (INGOS)
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.