Feinstein School of Humanities, Arts and Education

In SHAE students merge coursework with real-world experience in order to prepare for fulfilling careers and successful lives.

SHAE Turns Passions Into Careers
  • 95%
    Placement Last Three Years

    Through the years, our graduates consistently find success in employment or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

  • 80%
    Graduate with More Than a Single Major

    At RWU, we encourage combining your passions - our programs allow you the space for an additional major and/or minor, which gives you the skills and diverse experiences that set you up for success.

  • 100%
    Real-World Experience

    Our students get the experience employers are looking for from internships, research programs, and hands-on projects unique to each major.

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Academic Programs

SHAE offers a wide range of degree options for both undergraduate and graduate students. Our programs combine theory with practice, leading to well-rounded students with the skill set to succeed in the workforce or future studies.

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Encompassing the humanities, digital design, education, and history, our departments carry on the great tradition of liberal arts colleges. Each department emphasizes project-based learning experiences and the development of critical skills in order to prepare students for lifelong success.

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Faculty and Staff

Our experienced and credentialed scholars and practitioners develop personal, meaningful relationships with students. Both inside and outside the classroom they are directly involved with all aspects of educating our students. 

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SHAE Stands with Black Lives Matter

We recognize our role in the academy to educate ourselves and students on legacies of slavery, oppression and racial injustice. This work is always strengthened through self-reflection about our own beliefs and practices, and learning from experiences of individuals and communities in this country who suffer injustice. We will continue to develop SHAE programs that promote reflection, raise hard questions, and fully represent the experiences and voices of Black lives — all in the name of helping our students and ourselves be effective agents of change.  

Black Lives Matter and Anti-Racism Resources

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A Deeper Understanding Through First-hand Experience

Abigail Higgins, RWU Class of 2020
Elementary Education

Most teacher candidates at university-based programs don't have extensive faculty-supervised K-12 classroom time until their senior year. As a sophomore, elementary education major Abigail Higgins is breaking that mold thanks to the new elementary teacher residency model at RWU.

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