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Roger Williams University

Careers & Colleges, September-October 2005 | Go to article overview

Roger Williams University


Roger Williams University is a regional leader in the liberal arts strengthened by professional schools. Its modern, secure campus stands on a breathtaking coastal peninsula in historic Bristol, Rhode Island, nestled among New England's engaging lifestyles and vibrant cultures. The campus is easily accessible from Boston and New York.

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Roger Williams University draws 3,650 full-time undergraduates, each of whom benefits from an attentive, mentoring faculty and dedicated support services. Roger Williams University offers a high-quality educational experience in an ideal academic setting encompassing excellent facilities, including the new Campus Recreation Center, athletics, and social opportunities. A Roger Williams University education produces a well-rounded student who is able to make the transition to a rewarding career and a gratifying life.

An energizing education Roger Williams University stimulates students through academic programs that blend the traditional and the innovative. Thirty-five liberal arts majors and professional programs cultivate multiple areas of expertise, giving students the tools necessary to fulfill their career goals and succeed in graduate study.

The scenic 140-acre campus offers modern academic and support facilities within walking distance of residence halls. Students have access to first-rate resources, including the bayside Marine and Natural Sciences Building; a system of two libraries; state-of-the-art computer centers; and other exceptional academic resources, including design and art studios.

Academic programs

Through a comprehensive, integrated approach to education, students receive knowledge that will benefit them for life. At Roger Williams University, classes average 21 students. That means closer attention from faculty members, who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to teaching undergraduates.

Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences

The Feinstein College of Arts and Sciences places emphasis on analytical thinking, problem solving, and independent research. Liberal arts and science programs promote ideas and knowledge across traditional academic fields of study.

School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation

Undergraduates learn to balance creativity with conservation and professional training with liberal arts studies in the School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation. Our Bachelor of Science in Architecture program encourages students to build strong design foundations and technical skills; offers studies of historical, behavioral, and social significance; and is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. The School also offers a Bachelor of Science/Master's of Architecture. The Historic Preservation program is one of the country's most comprehensive undergraduate programs in the field. Also, the diverse Visual Arts Studies program provides students with the opportunity to develop their creative skills.

Gabelli School of Business

In the Gabelli School of Business, students learn marketplace skills and strategies that will help them succeed in the world of commerce, whether corporate, small business, or entrepreneurial. Experienced business professionals and dedicated educators train students in business theory with a foundation in the liberal arts.

School of Education

The School of Education offers majors in elementary and secondary education. Both programs are accredited by the state and meet the standards of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification compact, ensuring certification in more than 40 states. Education students are exposed to rich backgrounds in educational history, philosophy, and cognitive psychology. Field experiences and a semester-long practicum are also required to prepare students for the world of teaching.

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