Schools & Colleges

Schools and colleges are the heart of Roger Williams University, providing student a diverse experience packed with unique program offerings, centers and initiatives, special programs, a chance to showcase work, and personalized one-on-one interactions with faculty.

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    Mario J. Gabelli School of Business

    The Mario J. Gabelli School of Business develops independent leaders and business professionals, educated in both business theory and practice. The school offers a variety of business majors and minors, the majority accredited by the AACSB International. Programs are designed to prepare students for the global marketplace and enable them to achieve lifelong success.

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    Feinstein School of Humanities, Arts and Education

    The School of Humanities, Arts, and Education has the greatest diversity of majors and minors at Roger Williams University. Offering degree options for both undergraduate and graduate students, the school carries on the great tradition of liberal arts colleges. In the school's programs, students merge coursework with real-world opportunities through a dynamic, hands-on education that focuses on project-based learning experiences and the development of critical skills in order to prepare students for fulfilling careers.

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    Feinstein School of Social and Natural Sciences

    The Feinstein School of Social and Natural Sciences reflects a range of disciplines based in the fields of social or natural science. The school develops students skilled in analytical thinking, research methods, quantitative reasoning, and sociocultural learning. The school boasts an esteemed faculty of experienced and credentialed scholars and practitioners from across the country and around the world.

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    School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation

    The School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation offers students an educational community dedicated to the creation and stewardship of the built and cultural environments. The school offers an array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs and houses the first and only Architecture Teaching Firm in Residence Program in the nation. School facilities are state-of-the-art and through its Centers and Initiatives, students get hands-on experience with local and global communities.

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    School of Engineering, Computing & Construction Management

    The School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management is a nationally-recognized leader in preparing students for careers in computer science, construction management, and engineering. Through the school's academic programs and resources, students build strong technical skills, gain real-world learning experiences, and work with the latest technology and equipment.

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    School of Justice Studies

    The School of Justice Studies is dedicated to providing students with a top quality education that prepares them to successfully meet the challenges facing modern justice system professionals. Through courses taught by academic experts and experienced practitioners, students acquire in-depth views of today's justice system. Outside the classroom, students gain invaluable hands-on experience through internships, applied research, and training.

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    Division of University Studies

    The Division of University Studies brings together a range of interdisciplinary majors and minors tailored to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to be prepared for success in an array of career fields or graduate study. The school is comprised of skilled academic faculty and experienced professionals who are committed to strengthening the university through engaged teaching.

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    School of Continuing Studies

    The School of Continuing Studies meets students where they are in their educational and career journey. The school's faculty and staff are experts in their fields and understand the demands that come with pursuing an education and career, while meeting other responsibilities such as commitments to work, family, community, or service. Committed to lifelong learning, the school provides variety of degree and certificate programs for part-time adult and continuing education students.

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    School of Law

    The School of Law offers students a rigorous, hands-on, affordable legal education in a supportive environment. The only law school in Rhode Island, RWU School of Law is a leader in providing experiential and pro bono education opportunities for its students, and has a legacy of outstanding scholarship, accomplished alumni, and profound engagement with the bench and bar.

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