Academics

Our wide range of academic programs prepares our students for success after graduation

Successful Career Outcomes

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Placement 2020 Grads

Even with the challenges of the pandemic, our 2020 graduates found success in employment or in graduate school within 6 months of their graduation.

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Graduate With More Than a Single Major

At RWU we encourage combining your passions – most programs have space in their academic plan for an additional minor or major!

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Real World Experience

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

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Mario J. Gabelli School of Business

The Gabelli School of Business prepares you to thrive in a dynamic global marketplace where change is constant and opportunity is endless. Our students develop their analytical and leadership skills, problem solving and strategic thinking.

See What GSB Graduates Are Up To!
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School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation

As a student in the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation, you will have great opportunities for hands-on learning and professional experience. From collaborating on projects in top-notch design studios, to working with real clients in paid internships, to partnering with communities to make positive change, you will be well-prepared for a fulfilling job in your field.

See what SAAHP graduates are up to!
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School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management

The School of Engineering, Computing and Construction Management equips you with the knowledge and hands-on skills you need to thrive in today’s industries. Through accredited programs. experiential projects, lab-based learning, and internships with top industry leaders, our students are well-prepared for post-graduate success. 

See what SECCM graduates are up to!
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Feinstein School of Humanities, Arts and Education

Whether your passion lies in journalism, web development, dance or in a field you haven't yet explored, you will have countless professional-level experiences at the School of Humanities, Arts and Education. You will work with renowned mentors, top-of-the-line equipment and real clients on impactful projects. Hands-on learning brings the classroom to life and prepares you for your dream job.

See what SHAE graduates are up to!
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School of Justice Studies

The School of Justice Studies curriculum is based on experiential learning opportunities, getting you out into the field and working with the experts. These experiences, combined with data and theory learned in the classroom, prepare you well for post-graduation success at both the private and federal levels.

See what SJS graduates are up to!
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Feinstein School of Social and Natural Sciences

At the School of Social and Natural Sciences, you’ll be working in our state-of-the-art laboratories on real-world research projects, doing hands-on fieldwork to prepare you for a variety of careers. As scientists and practitioners, our students develop skills in analytical thinking, research methods, quantitative reasoning, and sociocultural learning.

See what SSNS graduates are up to!

Support for Academic Success

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An Innovative Core Curriculum

Through our Core Curriculum, we provide a foundation that fosters knowledge, skills, creativity, and the development of critical thinking that will enrich student's lives beyond the University.

Learn about our Core Curriculum
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Student Support: Advising, Mentoring, Tutoring

The offices of Advising & Peer Mentoring and Tutorial Support Services help students meet their academic goals and succeed during their time at RWU.

Learn about student support at RWU
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Career & Professional Development

The Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD) has launched a new website full of resources to meet all of your career needs. Check out our new career communities, events and programs, and connect with us this semester.

Learn more about CCPD

Stories of Roger Life

  • Roger Life: Intern at State Legislatures Honing Policy Skills Before Law School

    Political Science major Rachael Rooklin '21 served as an intern at the Rhode Island General Assembly this semester, writing policy on providing more affordable mental health care access for Rhode Island’s unhoused population. She will intern at the Massachusetts Legislature this summer as she prepares to apply for law school, and hopes to become a disability-rights lawyer and activist.

  • Roger Life: From Undergraduate Research to Tropical Coral Career

    Marine Biology major Tommy Demarco ’21 will apply what he learned through his undergraduate research at RWU to his new career as a Microbiology Technician at the Smithsonian Marine Station in Fort Pierce, Fla. Demarco will be working to support coral reef resilience and survival, focusing on tropical coral recruitment and stony coral tissue loss disease.

  • Roger Life: College Degree a Lifelong Goal for UC’s Cheryl Vertefeuille

    University College student Cheryl Vertefeuille '21 will accomplish a life goal when she graduates next Saturday with a Bachelor's Degree in Technology, Leadership, and Management: “It's been a long time coming. I feel relief, excitement, and joy.” At Commencement, Vertefeuille will be wearing a stole that says "First Generation,” with her two teenagers in the audience as she proudly walks across the stage.