Rhode Island College

2015-2016 Catalog


Degree Programs - Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

The B.A. is offered in the following areas:


Minors are available in all of the full-degree programs above, except elementary education, secondary education and public administration. Minors are also offered in behavioral neuroscience, creative writing, Francophone studies, French, gerontology, international nongovernmental organizations studies, Italian, jazz studies, labor studies, Latin American studies, Portuguese, public history, rhetoric and writing, and Spanish.

Programs leading to eligibility for certification in bilingual-bicultural education, in middle level education and in secondary special education are also available.

Professional preparation programs are offered in pre-dental, pre-law, premedical and pre-optometry.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)

The B.F.A. degree is offered in the following areas:

  • Art (Studio) with concentrations in
    • Ceramics
    • Digital Media
    • Graphic Design
    • Metalsmithing and Jewelry
    • Painting
    • Photography
    • Printmaking
    • Sculpture
  • Art Education with concentrations in
    • Ceramics
    • Digital Media
    • Graphic Design
    • Metalsmithing and Jewelry
    • Painting
    • Photography
    • Printmaking
    • Sculpture

Bachelor of Music (B.M.)

The B.M. degree is offered in

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The B.S. degree is offered in the following areas:

A program leading to eligibility for specialization in adapted physical education is also available.

Minors are available in accounting, biology, chemistry, coaching, computer information systems, finance, health care administration, management and marketing.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

Refer to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.)

The bachelor’s degree in social work provides entry-level professional education for generalist social work practice. In addition to taking classroom courses, students participate in professionally supervised fieldwork in one of many Rhode Island College-approved social service agencies. Application for formal admission into the bachelor’s degree program is made during the first semester of the student’s junior year.