college of arts and sciences

Dean's Office, 257 Chafee Social Science Center, 10 Chafee Rd, Kingston, RI 02881

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Learn without borders.

The College of Arts and Sciences offers you a unique advantage—a 21st century liberal arts education enhanced by the resources and faculty expertise of a research university without borders. You can double major, add minors, and acquire cross-disciplinary knowledge and experiences, gaining a competitive edge in the global marketplace. Our programs include disciplines in the arts and design, communications and media, humanities, natural sciences and math, and behavioral and social sciences. Whatever you choose, we'll prepare you to succeed in a way as unique as you are.

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    live your art.

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    tell the story.

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    change the world.

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    explore the mysteries.

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    broaden your view.

our big stories


Jazz it up.

Talk about playing in the big time! For the past three years, the URI Big Band has performed alongside the greatest names in jazz at the world-renowned Newport Jazz Festival.



Channel your future.

Journalism and marine affairs major Jessi-Lynn Minecci‘s internship  at WJAR-NBC 10 gave her the opportunity to experience first hand the career of her dreams.



Apply the laws of physics.

Medical physics is the application of physics concepts to medicine, and our program is one of only two accredited medical physics programs in New England.


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