Feinstein School of Social and Natural Sciences

SSNS prepares students for a variety of careers in the social or natural sciences.

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Academic Programs

SSNS offers degree options for both undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of social or natural science. Programs focus on developing students skilled in analytical thinking, research methods, quantitative reasoning, and sociocultural learning.

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Center For Economic and Environmental Development (CEED)

Created to promote the environmentally sustainable development of marine and maritime industries in Rhode Island, the center serves as a research hub where students get hands-on experience and work on community-based that intersect economic development with environmental stewardship. 

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Departments

Encompassing social sciences like sociology, politics, psychology, and natural sciences like math, physics, and environmental science, our departments house programs that develop well-rounded students with the skill set to succeed in their careers or future study.

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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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Health Professions Advising

Are you interested in a career in the health professions and want more information on developing your studies toward professional preparation? Visit Health Professions Advising for resources on how you can explore your options for health professions pathways.

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Choosing Her Own Path

Sarah Wood, RWU Class of 2019 Political Science

One of the things Sarah Wood, an Honors Program member who was also recently named to the National Political Science Honor Society, enjoys most about RWU is the flexibility and guidance the university provides to create her own path.

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