Placement Testing Requirements By Major

Majors offered at Roger Williams University are listed alphabetically below.

Accounting

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

American Studies

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Anthropology & Sociology

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Applied Mathematics

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Aquaculture and Aquarium Science

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Architecture

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Art & Architectural History

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Biology

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Biochemistry

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Chemistry

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Communication & Media Studies

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Computer Science

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Construction Management

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Creative Writing

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Criminal Justice

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Cybersecurity & Networking

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is recommended but not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Dance Performance Studies

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Economics

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Elementary Education

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Engineering

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

English Literature

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Environmental Science

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Finance

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

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.  
 

Forensic Science

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Graphic Design Communication

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Historic Preservation

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

History

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

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.  
 

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.  
 

Journalism

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

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
Follow placement guidelines of second major.

Math Placement Test
Follow placement guidelines of the second major.

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

Management

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Marine Biology

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Marketing

Writing Placement

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Mathematics

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Music

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Performing Arts

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Philosophy

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Political Science

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Psychology

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Public Health

Bachelor of Science

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Bachelor of Arts

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Public Relations

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

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
Follow placement guidelines of primary major.

Math Placement Test
Follow placement guidelines of the primary major.

Writing Placement

** This is NOT a test. Online survey is required.  

Security Assurance Studies

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is recommended but not required.

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

Theatre

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Undeclared/Exploring Arts & Sciences

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

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

Undeclared Architecture

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Undeclared Business

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Undeclared Criminal Justice

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

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 notrequired.

Math Placement Test
Follow placement guidelines of the second major.

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

Undeclared Engineering

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Visual Arts Studies

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Web Development

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

Math Placement Test
Online testing is not required.

Language Placement Test
Online testing is not required.