Placement Testing Requirements By Major

Majors offered at Roger Williams University are listed alphabetically below.

Accounting

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement

American Studies

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement

** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement  

Anthropology+Sociology

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Applied Mathematics

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Architecture

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Writing Placement
 ** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement

Art & Architectural History

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
 ** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement

Biology

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Biochemistry

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Chemistry

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Communication & Media Studies

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Computer Science

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Construction Management

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Creative Writing

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
 ** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement

Criminal Justice

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Cybersecurity & Networking

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Dance Performance Studies

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Economics

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Elementary Education

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement

Engineering

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

English Literature

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement

Environmental Science

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Writing Placement
 ** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement

Finance

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
 ** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement

Foreign Language

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Forensic Science

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Graphic Design Communication

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Historic Preservation

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

History

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

International Business

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

International Relations

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Journalism

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Legal Studies

Students pursuing a major in Legal Studies are required to have a second major in the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences (FCAS). These students should follow the placement guidelines of the second major.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Follow placement guidelines of the second major.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Management

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Marine Biology

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement

Marketing

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Mathematics

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Music

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Performing Arts

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Philosophy

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Political Science

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
 ** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement

Psychology

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Public Health

Bachelor of Science

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Bachelor of Arts

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Public Relations

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Secondary Education

Students pursuing a major in Secondary Education will do so as their second major. Their primary major will be in either English literature, history, mathematics, biology, chemistry or foreign languages.

These students should follow the placement guidelines of the primary major.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Follow placement guidelines of the primary major.

Writing Placement

** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement  

Security Assurance Studies

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement  

Theatre

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Undeclared Arts & Sciences

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement

Undeclared Architecture

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Undeclared Business

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement  

Undeclared Criminal Justice

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Undeclared Education

Students who are currently undecided as to whether they will ultimately pursue a certificate in elementary or secondary education are required to start their RWU career with a second major in the Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences (FCAS). The areas of English literature, history, mathematics, biology, chemistry or foreign languages are recommended for students leaning toward a certificate in secondary education.

These students should follow the placement guidelines of the second major that they select from the list above.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Follow placement guidelines of the second major.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Undeclared Engineering

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Visual Arts Studies

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement
** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement 
 

Web Development

Language Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Writing Placement

** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  Directed Self Placement