Schools, Departments & Programs


Rhode Island College offers more than 90 undergraduate and 30 graduate programs, including a wide range of programs in business, education, nursing, social work, and the arts. 

Our Schools

Our nationally recognized academic programs are offered through our five schools and our Professional Studies and Continuing Education.

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Our Arts and Sciences faculty cultivate the intellectual growth of their students, and are committed to excellence in teaching. They ​offer 32 majors and 39 minors across the social sciences, sciences, mathematics, humanities and the arts to address the needs of a highly diverse student body. 

Feinstein School of Education and Human Development

Our Education and Human Development faculty are responsible for designing, developing and implementing programs that prepare professional personnel for educator and counseling roles in schools and social service agencies that serve the needs of the diverse communities of Rhode Island. 

School of Business

Our Business faculty put theory into practice every day. Grounded in the liberal arts, they combine core business and management competencies, communication, problem-solving and decision-making skills across their departments.

School of Social Work

Our Social Work faculty prepare practitioners to work ​with oppressed groups, to alleviate injustice, discrimination and poverty; to create social policies and resources that meet basic human needs and enhance the quality of life; and to create accessible, responsible, accountable human service programs.​​​

Zvart Onanian School of Nursing

Our Nursing faculty are consistently recognized for providing the highest quality undergraduate and graduate nursing education in Rhode Island at an affordable cost. Their highly competitive programs foster the finest in intellectual development, personal growth and professional collaboration.

Professional Studies and Continuing Education

Our Professional Studies and Continuing Education faculty and staff provide those who are not seeking a traditional undergraduate or graduate degree with various paths to education.