Majors & Minors

With more than 45 programs of undergraduate study, a 14:1 student to faculty ratio and an average class size of just 19 students, our academic programs are at the heart of the Roger Williams University experience. Our courses in both the liberal arts and professional fields of study will prepare you in the classroom for your career aspirations after graduation.

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  • Accounting Major, Minor

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    Accounting

    At RWU, our Accounting program is all about the practical knowledge you need to become a professional accountant. Students take an in-depth look at contemporary accounting systems used to analyze, interpret and communicate financial information to clients and stakeholders. Combined with real-world internship experience, you’ll be prepared to pursue a professional accounting certificate (such as the CPA) after graduation.

  • American Studies Major, Minor

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    American Studies

    Set against the backdrop of New England’s rich history and culture, the American Studies program at RWU encourages students to examine the entirety of the American experience through various lenses like music, race, religion, politics and more. You’ll craft your own interdisciplinary program of study as you prepare for a career in fields such as activism, education and community engagement.

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  • Anthropology + Sociology Major, Minor

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    Anthropology + Sociology

    Our unique Anthropology + Sociology program combines the ideas and methods of these two social sciences into an integrated study of social change, diversity and cultural awareness, both locally and globally. You’ll build strong hands-on research skills to prepare you for a career in community and social service or an advanced degree in law, education, social work or public policy.

  • Applied Mathematics Major

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    Applied Mathematics

    Applied Mathematics at RWU moves beyond theory, using math and statistics to solve practical real-world problems in fields like chemistry, environmental science and scientific computing. With small class sizes and opportunities to co-author publications with faculty, our Applied Mathematics program will set you up for a successful career in business, engineering, health care, government and more.

  • Aquaculture and Aquarium Science Major, Minor

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    Aquaculture and Aquarium Science

    Learn how to raise fish and shellfish through RWU’s unique and innovative program in Aquaculture and Aquarium Science, offered in partnership with the New England Aquarium in Boston. You’ll study and conduct research in our state-of-the-art Marine and Natural Sciences Building, which is home to nearly 200 ocean tanks, the state’s only shellfish hatchery and our renowned tropical marine ornamental program.

  • Architecture Major, Minor

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    Architecture

    A degree in Architecture combines rigorous professional training in design, history, planning and technology with a broad liberal arts education. Our students have the opportunity to study Architecture in Europe and get their work critiqued by accomplished professionals through RWU’s one-of-a-kind Teaching Firm in Residence Program. When you complete this accredited program, you’ll be prepared to take the next step toward becoming a professional architect.

    Graduate program offerings available
  • Art and Architectural History Bachelor's Plus Master's, Major, Minor

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    Art and Architectural History

    As an Art and Architectural History student, you’ll immerse yourself in the study of visual culture and its philosophical, aesthetic and social meanings across history. Through coursework, internships and a semester abroad at our Florence architectural studio, you’ll explore the interconnectedness of the arts and develop the analytical and critical skills needed for a career in teaching, museums and galleries, art conservation and commercial art.

    Graduate program offerings available

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  • Biochemistry Major

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    Biochemistry

    As a Biochemistry major, you’ll delve into the science at the intersection of biology and chemistry: the biological applications of chemistry and the chemical processes necessary for biological life to exist. Through RWU’s rigorous coursework in subjects such as bioinformation, neurobiology and biotechnology combined with research and internships, you’ll be well prepared for graduate study and your future career.

  • Biology Major, Minor

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    Biology

    A degree in Biology is the key to fulfilling and in-demand careers in health and medicine, scientific research, education and more. At RWU, you’ll study topics like evolutionary biology, environmental toxicology and antimicrobial drug design in our state-of-the-art Marine and Natural Sciences Building. Through lectures, labs, fieldwork and independent research, you’ll discover the interconnected processes that shape the living world.

  • Biotechnology Undergraduate Certificate

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    Biotechnology

    Develop your mastery of the technical skills of biology and chemistry through RWU’s Biotechnology program. With this certification, which includes additional training, research and internship experience for Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science and Marine Biology majors, you’ll gain a competitive edge as you work toward graduate school or a career in biomedical research, biotech or the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Business Minor

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    Business

    Business knowledge and skills can enhance any professional career path, from communications to construction management and beyond. By minoring in Business, you’ll learn the basic principles of subjects such as accounting, economics, marketing, management and data analysis to prepare you to make sound strategic and fiscal decisions in a variety of workplaces.

  • Business Administration Bachelor's Plus Master's

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    Business Administration

    When you earn your MBA at RWU, you’ll gain the strategic thinking, problem solving and leadership skills to prepare you for the competitive business environment -- all in just one year. This accredited program combines classes in core business disciplines at our state-of-the-art Metro Campus in Providence with a required internship and international study to give you practical real-world experience both at home and on the global stage.

    Graduate program offerings available
  • Business Analytics Minor

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    Business Analytics

    The Business Analytics Minor is a multi-disciplinary minor designed for business and non-business students who are interested in expanding their knowledge in data analytics from various angles. Students will learn essential technology and statistics/quantitative methods in real-world practices including data generation, data analytics, data mining, data reporting, and storage between and across organizations. All students have the opportunity to enhance their skills through an internship at any data analytics related positions.

  • Business Law Bachelor's Plus Law, Major

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    Business Law

    Earn a bachelor’s in business and juris doctor degree in six years through RWU’s Three-Plus-Three Business Law program. You’ll get a jump-start on your JD by integrating business-related law courses into your undergraduate studies. The analysis, teamwork and presentation skills you develop through your business curriculum will help you succeed in law school and in your career as a lawyer, consultant or business owner.

    Graduate program offerings available

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  • Chemistry Major, Minor

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    Chemistry

    As a Chemistry major at RWU, you can pursue either an American Chemical Society-approved B.S. or a B.A. in Chemistry or Environmental Chemistry. No matter which you choose, you’ll develop the laboratory, critical thinking and research skills to succeed in graduate school, medical school or a career in chemistry. Students can collaborate with faculty on research as early as their first year, presenting their research at chemistry meetings across the U.S.

  • Chinese Minor

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    Chinese

    Immerse yourself in the world’s most widely spoken language by studying Chinese at RWU. You’ll not only develop proficiency in speaking, reading and writing Chinese, but you’ll also explore China’s rich history, philosophy and politics, gaining valuable knowledge that can help broaden your career path in business, journalism, education, the arts and more.

  • Communication & Media Studies Major, Minor

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    Communication & Media Studies

    Investigate the relationship between culture and communication in our globally diverse society through the Communication & Media Studies program at RWU. Our students learn how to apply their writing, research and problem-solving skills to public advocacy and building community across cultures, cultivating a strong sense of social justice and civil responsibility that prepares them for work and life in an ever-changing world.

  • Computational Mathematics Minor

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    Computational Mathematics

    When you study Computational Mathematics at RWU, you’ll learn how to apply principles of math to computers and computer science fields. The curriculum emphasizes practical computational methods and use of technology -- skills you can apply to solve problems in your future career in the technology industry or the sciences.

  • Computer Science Major, Minor

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    Computer Science

    Computer Science is about more than performing calculations and learning specific programming languages -- it’s about precision, problem solving and creating technology services and solutions that will work in an increasingly complex future. With coursework that combines solid theory, real-world practice and specialization options, RWU students are ready for high-demand career fields from app developers to data structures and systems analysts.

  • Construction Management Major, Minor

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    Construction Management

    The accredited Construction Management program at RWU prepares future leaders of residential, commercial and highway building. Through classes, labs and hands-on projects in engineering, business, math, science, law and liberal arts, you’ll learn how to manage construction projects from start to finish -- including scheduling, budgeting, choosing materials and safely supervising people. That’s why construction employers regularly report that our graduates exceed expectations for performance.

  • Creative Writing Major, Minor

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    Creative Writing

    Pursue the art of writing with a degree in Creative Writing from RWU, where students study with a practicing faculty of published authors and produce a national literary magazine. Through writing and analyzing creative works, you’ll learn how to express your ideas, tell stories and apply creative thinking to careers in writing, publishing, journalism, advertising and more.

  • Criminal Justice Bachelor's Plus Law, Bachelor's Plus Master's, Major, Minor

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    Criminal Justice

    RWU’s interdisciplinary Criminal Justice program combines courses in policing, corrections and procedure with studies in the social sciences to introduce you to the theory and practice of criminal law and the moral complexity of the criminal justice system. Along with internships and the guidance of our faculty of experienced practitioners, you’ll be prepared for careers such as law enforcement, counseling and probation or to advance into graduate study or law school.

    Graduate program offerings available
  • Cybersecurity Undergraduate Certificate

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    Cybersecurity

    As technology threats continue to grow worldwide, so does the demand for highly trained cybersecurity experts. RWU’s Cybersecurity degree combines technical skills, situational management and problem solving to train you for a career in information security. Created in partnership with industry professionals, this cutting-edge program is taught online using virtual environments to simulate the operating systems that you’ll monitor on the job.

    Graduate program offerings available
  • Cybersecurity & Networking Major, Minor

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    Cybersecurity & Networking

    Designed and taught in collaboration with industry experts, RWU’s cutting-edge Cybersecurity & Networking program trains the next generation of high-demand information security specialists to protect the computer networks we rely on every day. With courses that cover technology security and networking skills combined with a specialized focus area like digital forensics or audits -- all taught through hands-on study in our Forensics and Networking Security lab -- you’ll learn how to solve issues like hacking, cyberattacks and internal threats for any organization.

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  • Dance/Performance Major, Minor

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    Dance/Performance

    Discover the full breadth of professional dance through Dance/Performance at RWU, where you’ll study technique and theory, collaborate with composers and work internationally during our semester-long Dancing in London Program. Our faculty -- all working professionals in the field -- give individual attention and guidance to broaden your career options beyond performance and choreography with additional coursework in fields such as education, therapy and management.

  • Digital Forensics Minor, Undergraduate Certificate

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    Digital Forensics

    Study the growing field of Digital Forensics at RWU, where students learn how to solve computer crimes like viruses, data sabotage and financial fraud. Through hands-on study in our Forensics and Networking Security lab, you’ll discover how investigators acquire, analyze and manage evidence collected from computers and mobile devices, as well as how to present this evidence in court.

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  • East Asian Studies Minor

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    East Asian Studies

    East Asian Studies explores the cultures, history and politics of China, Japan and Korea. By studying these globally significant economies through coursework, language labs and study abroad opportunities, you’ll gain an appreciation for the region’s complex traditions, cultural resources and historic contributions to richen your future career in architecture, business, writing, education, history and more.

  • eBusiness Minor

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    eBusiness

    Develop high-demand skills in web development, design and data analysis by studying eBusiness at RWU. Through hands-on coursework in computer science combined with studies in communications and marketing theory, you’ll learn how to create websites that engage visitors and effectively communicate your client’s message in their content, branding and technology.

  • Economics Major, Minor

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    Economics

    When you study Economics, you’ll learn the essential economic theories, systems and models that build critical and analytical thinking skills you can apply to any field -- including business, government, law, healthcare and social and community service. At RWU, you can pursue either a B.A. (liberal arts track) or a B.S. (business track), which both offer opportunities for student-faculty research and publishing that can pave the way to graduate studies.

  • Educational Studies Major, Minor

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    Educational Studies

    A degree in Educational Studies from RWU opens the door to a variety of rewarding teaching careers outside of the classroom, such as family and child services, program development, community outreach and educational publishing. Through coursework, internships and service projects, you’ll examine the roles that teaching, learning, education policy and community organizations play in our society and culture.

  • Elementary Education Major

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    Elementary Education

    When you study Elementary Education at RWU, you’ll prepare to educate the next generation by exploring a broad spectrum of classroom subjects and school settings, both urban and suburban, through four years of field experiences integrated into your curriculum. With small class sizes, individual attention from faculty and specialized training in educating high-needs youth, our program will provide you with the skills to become a certified elementary school teacher.

  • Engineering Major, Minor

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    Engineering

    Engineering at RWU is unique in its structure: a broad, liberal arts-infused foundation of math, science and engineering layered with an in-depth specialization in civil, computer, electrical or mechanical engineering or a customized study. Through this accredited program, you’ll develop the creativity and flexibility to solve practical problems that benefit humanity in our complex and rapidly changing world.

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  • English Literature Major, Minor

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    English Literature

    English Literature is about more than reading plays, novels and poems. It’s about developing the intellectual and critical thinking skills to analyze what you read and defend your positions in papers, publications and discussions. At RWU, our student-centered program will teach you the strong writing, research and presentation skills you’ll need to succeed in graduate school and any professional career.

  • Environmental Chemistry Minor

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    Environmental Chemistry

    By studying Environmental Chemistry, you’ll learn how to use the concepts of chemistry to examine the environment -- namely, our air, water, soil and the contaminants that can pollute them. Combined with a degree in science, engineering or mathematics, you’ll gain knowledge you can use in your career and life to protect the environment and human health.

  • Environmental Science Major, Minor

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    Environmental Science

    Housed in RWU’s state-of-the-art Marine and Natural Sciences Building, the interdisciplinary Environmental Science program ties together biology, chemistry and physics to reveal how these processes shape the natural world. Through research and an array of electives in fields like earth sciences, resource management and law, you’ll discover how humans affect nature and learn how to protect the environment in your career as a scientist, policymaker or educator.

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  • Film Studies Minor

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    Film Studies

    Film Studies at RWU explores the history, theory, criticism and aesthetics of cinema and the connections that movies have to broader social, cultural and political issues. Through an interdisciplinary curriculum that includes courses in film production, humanities and social sciences, you’ll learn how to use stories to communicate ideas in your career and everyday life.

  • Finance Major, Minor

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    Finance

    Our Finance degree provides you with the analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills needed for careers across the financial services industry. At RWU, you’ll make actual investment decisions by managing real-money portfolios in our high-tech trading room environment. You will learn all the business and finance fundamentals required for employment at corporations, banks, investment firms, insurance companies and government agencies.

  • Foreign Languages Major, Minor

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    Foreign Languages

    When you learn a foreign language, you open up a world of job possibilities, from translator to educator to a career abroad. At RWU, you can major in one of five modern languages (French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish), Latin American Studies or Classical Studies. With training in our state-of-the-art interactive language lab and abundant opportunities to study abroad, you’ll master your foreign language and become an asset in our globalized workforce.

  • Forensic Science Major

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    Forensic Science

    At RWU, our rigorous interdisciplinary Forensic Science program pairs legal courses with a strong scientific background in either biology or chemistry to teach you about the crucial role forensic science plays in criminal justice. You’ll learn how to examine, analyze and testify about physical evidence, which will prepare you for a career as a forensic science technician in a laboratory, hospital, university, medical examiner’s office or police department.

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  • Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor

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    Gender and Sexuality Studies

    Gender and Sexuality Studies at RWU bridges subjects like literature, psychology, justice and politics to explore gender and sexuality issues in society. By investigating topics such as race, class, ethnicity and religion in sexual identity and the representation of gender in media, you’ll learn how to think and respond critically to social justice issues and civil discourse -- an essential skill for any career in our diverse global community.

  • Graphic Design Communication Major, Minor

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    Graphic Design Communication

    A degree in Graphic Design Communication from RWU blends solid communication theory with technical training in graphic arts skills, taught in the campus’ most sophisticated computer labs. Through courses in typography, brand identity, publication and web design combined with real-world internship experience, you’ll learn the best professional practices to prepare you for a career in the in-demand graphic design field.

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  • Health Care Administration Undergraduate Certificate

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    Health Care Administration

    When you study Health Care Administration at RWU, you’ll gain the foundational knowledge to work in health care services or administration. The program offers a flexible lineup of classes in subjects ranging from public policy to economics. Whether you earn this certificate on its own or as part of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree, you’ll develop the values of accountability, transparency, ethics, privacy and participation that are core to any health care career.

  • Historic Preservation Bachelor's Plus Master's, Major, Minor

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    Historic Preservation

    As one of the oldest programs of its kind in America, Historic Preservation at RWU couples multidisciplinary coursework in subjects like history, architecture, law and economics with rigorous field-based professional workshops and internships. Because preservation is as much about people and place as it is about history, you’ll study historic buildings, landscapes and communities both here in New England and abroad in Florence, Italy.

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  • History Major, Minor

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    History

    A degree in History is the key to critical, independent thinking -- leading you to careers in education, law, government and more. At RWU, our students learn how to interpret the past so they can better understand the present and intelligently anticipate the future. Through the Great Cities Program, you’ll also have the opportunity to deepen your study of history and culture by traveling the world.

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  • International Business Major

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    International Business

    Embark on a successful global business career with a degree in International Business from RWU. Our program combines a solid business core with studies in international finance, management, marketing, economics, foreign language and trade with the European Union. Through internships, study abroad experiences and exchange programs, you’ll gain hands-on experience as you learn how to think globally about business.

  • International Relations Major

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    International Relations

    At RWU, our interdisciplinary International Relations major celebrates human endeavor, diversity and opportunity by drawing upon subjects like history, sociology, economics, foreign language and political science. Through internships, study abroad and specialization in either globalization, culture or area studies, you’ll learn the practical diplomacy, communication and critical thinking skills needed to help make a difference in the world in careers such as government, consulting and intelligence.

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  • Journalism Major

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    Journalism

    Students in our Journalism program become more than just great writers. Through rigorous coursework and real-world experience at internships and the weekly student newspaper, you’ll learn how to gather news, report current events in an ethical manner and use a variety of different platforms, including emerging digital media, to communicate with the world as a reporter, editor, broadcaster or correspondent.

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  • Latin American and Latino Studies Minor

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    Latin American and Latino Studies

    Explore the people, languages, history, cultures and politics of Latin America in this interdisciplinary program, which blends classroom study with community-based learning and study abroad opportunities. Latin American and Latino Studies can enhance any career path -- from business and law to journalism and the arts -- by expanding your knowledge of Latin America’s diversity, influence and evolving relationship with the U.S.

  • Legal Studies Bachelor's Plus Law, Major, Minor

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    Legal Studies

    In Legal Studies, you’ll develop the critical and analytical thinking, writing and reasoning skills necessary to examine all perspectives on issues. Our students study topics like ethics, conflict resolution and social justice to understand the profound effect of the law on people’s everyday experiences. Combined with a required second major and advising from attorney faculty members, you’ll be prepared for law school or a legal career such as a mediator, court reporter or claims examiner.

    Graduate program offerings available

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  • Management Major, Minor

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    Management

    As a Management major, you’ll learn how to lead organizations through complex decisions such as budgeting, negotiating, planning and directing. Because these decisions have broad impacts throughout an organization, RWU’s curriculum encourages you to think about dynamics like diversity, ethics and politics in the workplace. Combined with hands-on internship experience, you’ll gain the management skills for a successful career in human resources, purchasing, administrative services, health services, or your own entrepreneurial venture.

  • Marine Biology Major, Minor

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    Marine Biology

    Dive headfirst into the study of oceanography, marine ecology, fisheries biology and more with a degree in Marine Biology. Situated on Mount Hope Bay in RWU’s state-of-the-art Marine and Natural Sciences Building -- home to an aquatic animal diagnostic lab and the state’s only shellfish hatchery -- the Marine Biology program teaches students to discover the aquatic world through lectures, labs, fieldwork and independent research in preparation for careers as scientists and educators.

  • Marketing Major, Minor

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    Marketing

    A degree in Marketing is the key to learning how to sell -- leading you to careers in advertising, brand management, market research, digital marketing and more. You’ll explore topics like targeting, pricing, distribution and consumer behavior to understand how to grow and nurture loyal customers. With tracks in communications or analysis and internships built into the curriculum, RWU will prepare you for the dynamic field of marketing in our global economy.

  • Mathematics Major, Minor

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    Mathematics

    A degree in Mathematics from RWU is an excellent foundation for graduate study and a wealth of careers in fields such as science, computers, engineering and business. Our program blends a rigorous study of math theory with flexible electives and research conducted with faculty. You’ll learn how to interpret data and use mathematical reasoning to analyze and solve problems.

  • Middle School Certification Undergraduate Certificate

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    Middle School Certification

    When you become certified to teach middle school, you’ll learn how to help students at this critical age build upon fundamentals learned in elementary school and prepare for high school. RWU’s Middle School Certification provides Elementary and Secondary Education graduates with additional tools to succeed in the middle school classroom, including how to build a curriculum, instruct students and assess their development.

  • Military Science Minor

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    Military Science

    When you are called to serve in the U.S. Army, you can begin your training through RWU’s Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program. You’ll advance your leadership skills to prepare for the Army and gain access to new scholarship opportunities. Upon completion of the Military Science program, you will be eligible to be commissioned into the Army.

  • Music Major, Minor

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    Music

    RWU’s unique and intimate Music program layers the exploration of world cultures on top of a solid foundation in theory, history and composition. All Music students take private lessons, perform with an ensemble and specialize in either technology or culture. With opportunities to take additional coursework in professional fields like business, communication or computer science, you’ll be prepared for a wide range of music careers.

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  • Performing Arts Major, Minor

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    Performing Arts

    The interdisciplinary Performing Arts program is designed for multi-talented students who do not want to confine themselves to studying only dance, music or theatre. With opportunities to customize your studies, join on-campus performances and study abroad through the RWU London Theatre Program, you’ll develop your skills for a variety of arts careers including performance, education and management.

  • Philosophy Major, Minor

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    Philosophy

    At RWU, our Philosophy students learn to think critically and build logical arguments: about our assumptions and values as a society, about the positions of history’s major philosophers and about the nature of knowledge itself. The writing, reading and problem-solving skills you develop through discussions, debates and your senior thesis will lay a foundation for success in fields like law and academia.

  • Physics Minor

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    Physics

    Study the fundamental science of Physics at RWU, where you’ll learn math, computational and theoretical skills you can apply to any liberal arts or professional degree. Our Physics program offers classes in topics like advanced calculus, astronomy and quantum mechanics, which can help you prepare for taking standardized tests necessary for admission into graduate study in medicine, law, engineering and more.

  • Political Science Major, Minor

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    Political Science

    Political Science examines the institutions that govern our societies and the policy decisions that affect every part of our lives. At RWU, you’ll sharpen your thinking, writing and debate skills in classes such as American politics, international relations, comparative politics, political theory and public administration. Combined with real-world internship experience -- locally and in Washington, D.C. -- you’ll be prepared for a career in law, business, public policy or education.

  • Professional and Public Writing Minor

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    Professional and Public Writing

    This minor aims to prepare students to write confidently and effectively in professional and public situations. Students can choose to focus on professional writing, where they analyze and produce genres required by employers; public writing, where they study and engage in meaningful social action through written texts; or a combination of courses tailored to the student’s own interests. Students will write purposefully, imaginatively, and persuasively in, across, and beyond their college courses. The minor provides excellent preparation for students whether they are pursuing graduate school, law school, or want a significant edge in the professional world or within their communities.

  • Psychology Major, Minor

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    Psychology

    Critical thinking, openness to new worldviews and an appreciation for diversity -- these are the values that a degree in Psychology provides. At RWU, you’ll learn how to apply these skills to research that helps solve problems in our community and society. Our Psychology students are prepared for graduate school as well as a wide range of careers, including human resources, management, marketing and education.

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  • Public Health Major, Minor

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    Public Health

    Embrace your role as a world citizen through the study of Public Health, an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the health of populations at the local, national and global levels. You’ll tackle a broad range of pressing health topics, from food safety to infectious diseases to climate change, as you prepare for a career managing and evaluating programs that keep our communities safe from illness and injury.

  • Public Relations Major

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    Public Relations

    A degree in Public Relations gives you the strategic communication skills to create, promote and maintain the reputation of brands, people and organizations. You’ll build your portfolio with real clients, network with professionals through RWU’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and complete an internship to gain real-world experience in corporate, nonprofit and agency public relations.

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  • Secondary Education Major

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    Secondary Education

    A degree in Secondary Education gives you the foundation to become a high school teacher in math, science, English, dance, foreign language, history or social studies. At RWU, all of our Secondary Education students double major in a discipline related to their area of certification. Combined with field experiences and student teaching, you’ll gain the deep subject matter knowledge and real-world teaching experience needed to succeed.

  • Security Assurance Studies Major

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    Security Assurance Studies

    Security in the 21st century transcends law enforcement and government service to encompass many disciplines -- and many avenues to career success. As a Security Assurance Studies major, you’ll learn how to become a security professional who makes sound decisions in the face of dynamic local, national and global issues. This broad interdisciplinary program allows you to specialize in the area of security that interests you most, whether that’s foreign languages or computer science.

  • Sustainability Studies Minor

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    Sustainability Studies

    Sustainability Studies at RWU is all about seeking solutions to the Earth’s most pressing problems. By combining ideas from a variety of disciplines -- from science and humanities to business, engineering and architecture -- you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the complex relationships among environmental, social and economic issues that will help guide your decision-making in your career and as a 21st century citizen.

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  • Theatre Major, Minor

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    Theatre

    Theatre at RWU is an intensive program that blends classroom, backstage and performance experience to give our students a well-rounded general mastery of all areas of the theatre arts. Through specialization options in acting, design and production and a semester-long London Theatre Program, you’ll learn the practical and professional skills needed to pursue careers in film, television, live theatre, education and business.

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  • Urban Studies Minor

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    Urban Studies

    For the first time in human history, the majority of people on earth live in urban settings. RWU’s multidisciplinary Urban Studies program immerses you in studying the unique culture and dynamics of cities through subjects such as sociology, political science and architecture. You’ll learn how city dwellers live, behave and face persistent problems, which can inform a wide variety of careers including social and community service, education, public policy, historic preservation and law.

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  • Visual Arts Studies Major, Minor

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    Visual Arts Studies

    Uniquely located in a community of architects, historians and preservationists, the interdisciplinary Visual Arts program at RWU bridges multiple types of media, from drawing and painting to photography and digital media. You’ll engage in lively weekly “Intersections” seminars and receive individualized attention from faculty -- all active artists -- as you create a cohesive body of creative work that reflects your interests.

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  • Web Development Major, Minor

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    Web Development

    At RWU, Web Development majors don’t just design, develop and deploy state-of-the-art websites. They solve problems for real-world clients by learning the latest technical, programming and design skills such as mobile and e-commerce, combined with complementary coursework in fields like marketing, cybersecurity or business. Through professional internships and portfolio-building projects, you’ll graduate ready to meet the growing demand for web developers.