Undergraduate Programs

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There are a number of undergraduate majors to explore. All undergraduate bachelor programs have an Academic Rhode Map. Maps list all courses needed to complete a program and graduate, along with course prerequisites and possible minimum grades. These are intended to serve as guides to students of the best path toward graduation, in as timely a fashion as possible.

View a list of Academic Rhode Maps.

* Minor is also available

Accounting

Africana Studies *

Anthropology *

Art, B.A. * (Studio​ Art – Ceramics, Graphic Design, Metalsmithing and Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Digital Media Design)

Art, B.F.A. * (Studio​ Art – Ceramics, Graphic Design, Metalsmithing and Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Digital Media Design)

Art Education

Art History *

Applied Technology

Behavioral Neuroscience (minor only)

Biology *

Business (Management)

Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies

Chemistry * (B.A. Chemistry,  B.S.  Biochemistry, B.S. Environmental Chemistry, B.S. Professional Chemistry)

Communication * (Journalism, ​Media Communications, Public and Professional Communication, Public Relations and Advertising, Speech, Language and Hearing Science)

Community and Public Health Promotion​ (Public Health Promotion, Health and Aging​​, Women’s Health)

Computer Information Systems​ *

Computer Science​ B.A. *

Computer Science B.S. *

Creative Writing (minor only)

Cybersecurity (minor only)

Dance Performance *

Data Science

Digital Media Production (minor only)

Economics *

Early Childhood Education​ (Birth to 3, Community Programs, Teaching)

Elementary Education (General Science, Mathematics)

Elementary Education, with Concentration in Special Education

English *

English, with Concentration in Creative Writing​

English, with Concentration in Professional Writing​

Environmental Studies *

Exploring Majors (Arts, Business, Humanities, Science/Math Sciences​, Health Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences)

Film Studies *​

Finance

Francophone Studies *

French *

Gender and Women's Studies *

Geography​ *

Gerontology (minor only)

Global Studies *

Health Care Administration

Health Education

Health Sciences * (Dental Hygiene, Human Services, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Respiratory Therapy)

History *

International Business (minor only)

International Nongovernmental Organizations Studies (minor only)

Italian (minor only)

Jazz Studies (minor only)

Justice Studies *

Liberal Studies

Management (General, Human Resource​s, Operations)

Marketing​

Mathematics *

Medical Imaging (​Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiologic Technology, RT Computed Tomography, Medical Imager Management)

Modern Languages (Francophone Studies ​, French, Latin American Studies, Portuguese​, Spanish)

Music ​​(Music Education; Piano Performance; Voice Performance; String, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion or Guitar Performance) *

Nursing (Basic Baccalaureate, Basic Baccalaureate for Second Degree Candidates, R.N. to B.S.N.)

Philosophy * ​​(Ethics and Society, History of Philosophy, Knowledge and Reality)

Physical Education

Physics *

Political Science *

Portuguese Studies Program *

Pre-Law Preparation

Preprofessional Preparation Program/Biology (Premedical, Predental, Preoptometry, Preveterinary)

Preprofessional Preparation Program/Physical Sciences (Premedical, Predental, Preoptometry, Preveterinary)

Psychology *

Public Administration

Queer Studies (minor only)

Statistical Modeling (minor only)

Secondary Educati​on (Biology, Chemistry​, English, General Science, History, Mathematics​​, Physics, Social Studies)

Social Work

Sociology *

Spanish *

Special Education​

Technology Education (Applied, Teaching)

Theatre * (Design/Technical, General Theatre, Musical Theatre​​, Performance​)

Undeclared (Exploring Majors)

Wellness and Exercise Science

Women's Studies

World Languages Education (French​, Portuguese, Spanish)

Youth Development​​

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Showing 8 Areas of Study, 76 Programs

About this Area of Study

Learn how to compete in tomorrow's economy today at the nationally accredited Rhode Island College School of Business. Our real-world education prepares students to build careers and become transformational leaders in economics, finance, management, marketing and accounting. Our programs combine a rigorous academic foundation in theory with practical application and experiential learning, and integrate the understanding and use of technology throughout the curriculum. We prepare students to work at the cutting edge of a worldwide economy through a focus on the development of communication and team skills, as well as the cultivation of ethical and global perspectives.

  • Advertising
  • Credit Counselor
  • Customer Service
  • Loan Officer
  • Management Trainee
  • Manager
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Product Sales
  • Project Manager
  • Property Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Tax Examiner
Programs Degree Awarded Program Type(s)

Accounting

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major
  • Minor

Economics

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major
  • Minor

Finance

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major
  • Minor

Health Care Administration

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major
  • Minor

International Business

  • Minor

Management

Concentrations
General Management, Human Resources Management, Operations Management
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major
  • Minor

Marketing

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major
  • Minor

About this Area of Study

Rhode Island College was founded in 1854 (then the Rhode Island State Normal School) for the purpose of training teachers and to this day it educates more teacher candidates than any institution in the state. The Feinstein School of Education and Human Development (FSEHD), as well as some education-focused programs in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, prepare future educators for a wide range of classrooms, administrative offices, grade levels and specializations. In 2019, FSEHD launched a new curriculum that is on the cutting edge of teacher education nationwide, and our programs consistently rank among the best in the region. Whether you aspire to teach art in elementary school or physical education in high school, specialize in early childhood education or English language learners, work as a guidance counselor or school psychologist, remain in the classroom or ascend to the principal's office, Rhode Island College will prepare you to be a leader in your field.

  • Community Affairs Worker
  • Curriculum Developer
  • ELL Instructor
  • Recreation Worker
  • Researcher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Teacher (Pre-K thru Secondary Level)
  • School Librarian
  • Youth worker
Programs Degree Awarded Program Type(s)

Art Education

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major

Community and Public Health Promotion

Concentrations
Public Health Promotion, Health & Aging, Women’s Health
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major

Early Childhood Education

Concentrations
Birth to Three, Community Programs, Teaching
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major

Elementary Education

Concentrations
Mathematics, General Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major

Elementary Education

Concentrations
Special Education
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major

Elementary Special Education

Concentrations
Elementary Special Education – Mild to Moderate Disabilities, Special Education – Severe Intellectual Disabilities , Elementary Special Education – Mild to Moderate Disabilities and Severe Intellectual Disabilities
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major

Health Education

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major

Middle Level Education

  • Certificate of Undergraduate Studies

Music Education

  • Bachelor of Music
  • Major

Physical Education

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major
  • Minor

Secondary Education, English

Concentrations
English
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major

Secondary Education, General Science

Concentrations
General Science; also select one of the following areas of expertise: Biology, Chemistry, Physics , Middle Level Education
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major

Secondary Education, History

Concentrations
History
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major

Secondary Education, Mathematics

Concentrations
Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major

Secondary Education, Social Studies

Concentrations
Social Studies; Also select one of the following areas of expertise: Anthropology/Sociology, Political Science, Geography, Global Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major

Special Education

Concentrations
Elementary Special Education, Elementary Special Education and Severe Intellectual Disabilities, Concentration in Severe Intellectual Disabilities (SID), Ages Three to Twenty-One
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major
  • Minor

Technology Education

Concentrations
Teaching, Applied Technology
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major

Wellness and Exercise Science

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major
  • Minor

World Languages Education

Concentrations
French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major

World Languages Education, C.U.S.

Concentrations
French Italian Portuguese Spanish
  • Certificate of Undergraduate Studies

Youth Development

Concentrations
Candidates either choose a minor or design their own concentration composed of 5+ courses (15-20 credits)
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major

About this Area of Study

Explore the written and spoken word, as well as the best in classical liberal arts traditions from across the globe, through Humanities and Cultural Studies. Whether you focus on creative writing or modern languages, literature or philosophy, you will simultaneously immerse yourself in the accumulated knowledge of centuries of the humanities and develop the type of modern soft skills – critical thinking, effective communications, cultural competence – that are in-demand across disciplines and fields. Students gain powerful, life-enriching, practical skills that enable them to think outside the box and equip them to solve global challenges, making them excellent candidates on the job market.

  • Content Writer
  • Community Arts worker
  • Printmaker
  • Graphic designer
  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Technical Writer
Programs Degree Awarded Program Type(s)

Creative Writing

  • Minor

English

Concentrations
Literature, Creative Writing, Professional Writing
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major
  • Minor

Geography

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major
  • Minor

Global Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major
  • Minor

Liberal Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major

Modern Languages

Concentrations
Francophone Studies, French, Latin American Studies (Track 1: Brazil; Track 2: Spanish-Speaking Latin America), Portuguese, Spanish
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major
  • Minor

Philosophy

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major
  • Minor

Portuguese Studies Program

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major

About this Area of Study

Prepare yourself for the STEM careers of the future by studying math, science and technology at Rhode Island College. Our programs in mathematics, physical and applied sciences, computer information systems and data science combine a rigorous academic foundation with ample experiential learning opportunities, enabling students to apply what they've learned across classrooms, laboratories and field placements. Small class sizes ensure that students build meaningful relationships with faculty and participate in cutting edge research projects. The high-skill workforce of tomorrow is being educated today at Rhode Island College.

  • Actuarial Scientist
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Mechatronics Engineer
  • Risk Manager
  • Statistics & Probability Analyst
  • Tax Examiner
  • Underwriter
  • Biochemist
  • Biophysicist
  • Chemist
  • Conservationist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental Science and Protection Technician
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Geoscientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Medical Scientist
Programs Degree Awarded Program Type(s)

Biology

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major
  • Minor

Chemistry

Concentrations
Biochemistry. Environmental Chemistry, Professional Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major
  • Minor

Computer Information Systems

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major
  • Minor

Computer Science

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major
  • Minor

Cyber Security

  • Minor

Data Analytics

  • Minor

Data Science

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major
  • Minor

Mathematics

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major
  • Minor

Physics

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major
  • Minor

Statistical Modeling

  • Minor

About this Area of Study

Healthcare and health-related industries represent one of the largest sectors of the Rhode Island economy and one of the fastest growing sectors nationwide. Get on the fast track to a rewarding career with our Nursing & Health Sciences programs, combining a rigorous academic environment with hands-on, real-world experience in laboratories and clinical settings. Our nursing programs are nationally ranked and we are investing in life sciences with a $38 million renovation of our Clarke Science building.

  • Nurse
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Radiologic technologist
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Hospice Worker
  • Midwife
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Patient Advocate
Programs Degree Awarded Program Type(s)

Health Sciences

Concentrations
Dental Hygiene Completion, Human Services, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Respiratory Therapy Completion
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major
  • Minor

Medical Imaging

Concentrations
Certified RT Computed Tomography, Certified Medical Imager Management, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine Technology, Radiography
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major

Nursing

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Major

Nursing, R.N. to B.S.N.

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Major

Nursing, Second Degree B.S.N.

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Major

About this Area of Study

An arts education at Rhode Island College provides students with both the foundational skills to bring their creative expressions to life and the practical experiences to build a career in the Performing & Fine Arts. Our studio art programs are rooted in an interdisciplinary curriculum and collaborative environment that nurtures emerging talent. Our music, theatre and dance programs combine studio and stage time and offer students the opportunity to work side-by-side with professional performers. Unlock your potential and develop your artistic abilities in the Creative Capital of New England.

  • Actor
  • Art Conservation/ Restoration
  • Performer
  • Art Historian
  • Dialect Coach
  • Director
  • Dramaturg
  • Exhibit Designer
  • Fiber Artist
  • Illustrator
  • Lighting Designer
  • Painter
  • Photographer/Photojournalist
Programs Degree Awarded Program Type(s)

Art History

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major
  • Minor

Art Studio

Concentrations
Ceramics, Digital Media, Graphic Design, Metalsmithing and Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Major
  • Minor

Dance Performance

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major
  • Minor

Music

Concentrations
General Music Music Composition Music History Music Theory
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major
  • Minor

Music Performance

  • Bachelor of Music
  • Major
  • Minor

Theatre

Concentrations
Design/Technical, General Theatre, Musical Theatre, Performance
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major
  • Minor

About this Area of Study

Explore a wide range of disciplines and career tracks: from history to anthropology, communications to film studies, gender and women's studies to Africana studies, public administration to international non-governmental organizations, psychology to sociology, political science to justice studies, chemical dependency and addiction studies to gerontology, and more. These many and varied fields of study are all connected by a common focus on people, culture and behavior. Students go on to pursue careers in journalism, filmmaking, law enforcement, marketing, public relations, counseling, government, advocacy, nonprofit work and many more professions. Through the careful study of people and the world around them, students gain an understanding of human behavior and the way it drives industries and institutions. A rigorous academic environment combined with ample experiential learning opportunities means graduates go out into the world prepared to hit the ground running.

  • Anthropologist
  • Behavioral Analyst
  • Case Manager
  • Development and Fundraising
  • Juvenile Justice Worker
  • Law Enforcement
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Paralegal
  • Policy Analyst
Programs Degree Awarded Program Type(s)

Africana Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major
  • Minor

Anthropology

Concentrations
No concentrations within the major, but we do offer focused minors in General Anthropology, Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology and Medical Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major
  • Minor

Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major

Communication

Concentrations
Journalism; Public and Professional Communication; Public Relations/Advertising; Speech, Language and Hearing Science; Media Communication; Digital Media Production minor and Communication minor
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major
  • Minor

Digital Media Production

  • Minor

Environmental Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major
  • Minor

Film Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major
  • Minor

Gender & Women's Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major
  • Minor

Gerontology

  • Minor
  • Certificate of Undergraduate Studies

History

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major
  • Minor

International Non-Governmental Organizations Studies

  • Minor
  • Certificate of Undergraduate Studies

Justice Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major
  • Minor

Political Science

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major
  • Minor

Psychology

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major
  • Minor

Public Administration

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major

Public History

  • Minor
  • Certificate of Undergraduate Studies

Queer Studies

  • Minor

Sociology

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Major
  • Minor

About this Area of Study

The Rhode Island College School of Social Work is nationally recognized as one of the best in its field. We recognize that for those who choose to pursue social work, it's not just a degree program, but a calling. Our bachelor of social work program prepares students for meaningful, people-centered careers that empower them to make a positive impact in their communities. A rigorous academic environment combined with ample experiential learning opportunities means students will gain a firm understanding of the practices and principles of social work, then apply them in field placements at schools, government and healthcare institutions and social service agencies throughout the state. Small class sizes enable students to develop real relationships with faculty who are experienced practitioners in their profession.

  • Case Manager
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Community Developer
  • Community Disaster Relief
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Victim Advocate
Programs Degree Awarded Program Type(s)

Social Work

  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Major