The Individualized degree is completely customizable. Our team will help you consolidate all your prior learning and experience to get you the most transfer credits possible, giving you a head start towards earning a degree in any area you choose.

At UC, You Can

Perhaps you already have some credits and are ready to finish your degree. Maybe you have military and/or work experience, but just need the bachelor's to move up in your field. Or, you may have personal reasons for wanting to walk across that stage. Whatever your reason and wherever you are in life, we'll help you design a course load tailored to your interests and goals. 

image of University College students in conversation, seated at a table

How You'll Get There

At UC, we support you on your individual path. Whether you are just starting out or picking up where you left off, we work with you to accomplish your goals. As you work with our faculty, each respected in their field, you'll build lasting connections that open doors to your success.

You'll receive one-on-one guidance from your advisor each step of the way. With our prior learning assessment, you can apply transfer credit, trainings and assessments, military experience, work experience, and self-taught skills toward your degree. You may earn up to 90 credits out of 120, before you even begin your RWU coursework. 

You NeedYou Don't Need
  • To be at least 21 years old and not have been a full time RWU student in the past year
  • Official transcripts from high school, college
  • Entrance exam
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • Pre-requisites
  • Admission essay
  • Application fee

Bachelor & Associate Degree Options

The Individualized BGS consists of a combination of core requirements and electives, within your selected area of study. Some of the core requirements may be fulfilled with prior learning credits. With help from our team, you will select 12 courses from various areas of study, half of which must be at the 300 level or above. 

     10 core courses
     12 courses from various areas of study
+ 18 electives                  
     40 courses (120 credits)

See Degree Requirements

Any student may choose to pursue an associates degree, focusing in a specific program area. You may earn an Associate of Science degree by selecting your courses from the Individualized Bachelor's degree options and fulfilling the requirements below. 

     5 skills courses
     2 core courses 
     6 liberal arts courses 
+ 7 electives   

   20 courses (60 credits)

See Degree Requirements

Flexible Options to Suit Your Schedule

You may complete this entire program online, from anywhere, on your own schedule. Depending on the needs and interests of our students, we also offer in-person courses to bring your learning to life through face-to-face discussion. Our hybrid on-line and in-person courses give you the best of both worlds. Your advisor will help you determine which path is best for you. 

Individualized Support, More Affordable

At University College, you get the individualized attention of a private university at a more affordable cost. There are multiple options for financial aid, scholarships, and accelerated paths to get you to the degree you need. Some programs run by Roger Williams are awarded by simply applying for admission, while others are awarded to students through a more formal aid application process.

To ensure full consideration for all aid programs, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Tuition Costs & Fees: A valuable education you can afford
  • Financing Your Education: Filling out the FAFSA
  • Do You Live in Central Falls, Cranston, East Providence, Foster, Glocester or Pawtucket? Ask about RWU's lower-cost tuition agreements for residents of these communities.
  • Military: We can help you navigate the application process for tuition assistance, GI Bill benefits, and other tuition benefits, which include waived application fee and discounted tuition rates for service members and spouses, as well as financial aid.
  • Employers & Municipalities: Many employers, including municipalities, will reimburse tuition costs. Ask your HR team for details about your benefits.

image of UC Pathway Specialist Jana O'Connell

Questions? Meet Jana

Everyone has questions. Our Pathway Specialist, Jana O'Connell, has answers. Call her at (401) 254-5406 or email