Rhode Island College

2020-2021 Catalog


Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Earl Simson, Dean

Joan Dagle, Associate Dean

Major

Degree

Concentration

Africana Studies

B.A.

 

Anthropology

B.A.

 

Art (Studio)

B.A. or B.F.A.

Ceramics

 

B.A. or B.F.A.

Digital Media

 

B.A. or B.F.A.

Graphic Design

 

B.A. or B.F.A.

Metalsmithing and Jewelry

 

B.A. or B.F.A.

Painting

 

B.A. or B.F.A.

Photography

 

B.A. or B.F.A.

Printmaking

 

B.A. or B.F.A.

Sculpture

Art Education*

B.S.

 

Art Education*

B.F.A.

Ceramics (Admission currently suspended.)

 

B.F.A.

Digital Media (Admission currently suspended.)

 

B.F.A.

Graphic Design (Admission currently suspended.)

 

B.F.A.

Metalsmithing and Jewelry (Admission currently suspended.)

 

B.F.A.

Painting (Admission currently suspended.)

 

B.F.A.

Photography (Admission currently suspended.)

 

B.F.A.

Printmaking (Admission currently suspended.)

 

B.F.A.

Sculpture (Admission currently suspended.)

Art History

B.A.

 

Biology**

B.S.

 

Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies

B.S.

 

Chemistry**

B.A.

 


B.A.

Environmental Chemistry

  B.S. Biochemistry

 

B.S.

Environmental Chemistry

 

B.S.

Professional Chemistry

Communication

B.A.

Journalism

  B.A.
Media Communication 

 

B.A.

Public and Professional Communication

 

B.A.

Public Relations and Advertising

 

B.A.

Speech, Language, and Hearing Science

Computer Information Systems B.S.  
Computer Science B.A.  
Computer Science B.S.  

Dance Performance

B.A.

 

Data Science B.S.  

English**

B.A.

 

 

B.A.

Creative Writing

  B.A. Professional Writing
Environmental Studies  B.A.   

Film Studies

B.A.

 

Gender and Women’s Studies

B.A.

 

Geography

B.A.

 

Global Studies  B.A.   

Health Sciences

B.S.

 

 

B.S.

Dental Hygiene Completion

 

B.S.

Human Services

 

B.S.

Medical Laboratory Sciences

 

B.S.

Respiratory Therapy Completion

History**

B.A.

 

Justice Studies

B.A

 

Liberal Studies
B.A.
 

Mathematics**

B.A.

 

Medical Imaging

B.S.

Certified RT Computed Tomography

 

B.S.

Certified Medical Imager Management

 

B.S.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

 

B.S.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

 

B.S.

Nuclear Medicine Technology

  B.S. Radiography

Modern Languages

B.A.

Francophone Studies

 

B.A.

French

 

B.A.

Latin American Studies

 

B.A.

Portuguese

 

B.A.

Spanish

Music

B.A.

 

Music*

B.M.

Music Education

 

B.M.

Performance

Philosophy

B.A.

 

  B.A. Ethics and Society
  B.A. History of Philosophy

B.A. Knowledge and Reality

Physics**

B.S.

 

Political Science

B.A.

 

Psychology

B.A.

 

Public Administration

B.A.

 

Sociology

B.A.

 

Theatre

B.A.

Design/Technical

 

B.A.

General Theatre

 

B.A.

Musical Theatre

 

B.A.

Performance

*Art education and music education are designed for students seeking grades pre-K–12 teaching certification.

**Students seeking grades 7–12 teaching certification in these majors should see Secondary Education.

Minors

Africana Studies

AnthropologyArchaeology, Biological, Cultural, Linguistic, Medical

Archaeology

Art—Ceramics, Digital Media, Graphic Design, Metalsmithing and Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture

Art History

Behavioral Neuroscience

Biological Anthropology

Biology

Chemistry

Communication

Computer Science

Computer Information Systems

Creative Writing

Cyber Security

Cultural Anthropology

Dance Performance

Data Science

Digital Media Production

English

Environmental Studies

Film Studies

Francophone Studies

French

Gender and Women’s Studies

Geography

Gerontology

Global Studies

Health Sciences

History

International Nongovernmental Organizations Studies

Italian

Jazz Studies

Justice Studies 

Latin American Studies

Linguistic Anthropology

Mathematics

Medical Anthropology

Music

Philosophy

Physics

Political Science

Portuguese

Professional Writing

Psychology

Public History

Queer Studies

Rhetoric and Writing

Sociology

Spanish

Statistical Modeling

Theatre

Professional preparation programs are offered in predental, prelaw, premedical, and preoptometry.

– PLEASE NOTE – All undergraduate full-degree programs require the completion of at least 120 credit hours, including (1) General Education requirements, (2) the college writing requirement, (3) the college mathematics competency, and (4) the course requirements listed under each program.

In addition, all Arts and Sciences majors and minors require a minimum GPA of 2.00 in the major and/or minor for graduation. Please note that individual majors/minors may have higher GPAs or specific grade requirements.

For more details on graduation requirements, see Academic Policies and Requirements.

Graduate Degree Programs

Major

Degree

Concentration

Art

M.A.

Art Education

Art

M.A.

Media Studies

Art Education*

M.A.T.

 

Biology

M.A.

 

English

M.A.

Creative Writing

History

M.A.

 

Justice Studies
M.A.
 

Mathematical Studies

M.A.

Mathematics

 

M.A.

Mathematics for the Professions

Music Education*

M.A.T.

 

Music Education*

M.M.Ed.

 

Psychology

M.A.

 

*Art education and music education are designed for students seeking grades pre-K–12 teaching certification.