School of Professional and Continuing Studies at the URI Feinstein Providence Campus
The School of Professional and Continuing Studies (SPCS) is part of the Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies (FCEPS) and is located at the University’s Feinstein Providence campus. In Providence, students will discover several academic options:
• For the adult student, SPCS offers a number of undergraduate degree options at the Feinstein Providence Campus.
The Feinstein Providence campus is a good choice for adult learners who want a high quality URI education, but prefer a nonresidential campus in the state’s urban center. Because it is smaller and nonresidential, the Feinstein Providence campus has a reduced fee structure that gives commuter students a greater value for their tuition dollars.
The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree is available to adult learners who have been away from high school for three or more years. In addition, there are currently six majors for which students can complete their courses of study entirely in Providence: communication studies, English, film media, history, human development and family studies, and psychology.
Adult learners can be considered for admission under “performance-based admission” (PBA). PBA is available to applicants whose last formal, full-time educational experience occurred at least three years ago, and who have graduated from high school or earned a general equivalency diploma (GED). PBA is limited to students applying to SPCS for undergraduate degree programs. For more information, contact an academic advisor at the University’s Feinstein Providence campus, Room 245 at 401.277.5160. Visit uri.edu/ceps for more information about undergraduate offerings through the School of Professional and Continuing Studies which is part of the Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies (FCEPS).
• For those interested in a fast track to a career in biotechnology, the Providence campus offers the Biotechnology Manufacturing Program.
The Biotechnology Manufacturing Program is offered as a part of the Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science in an intensive format that culminates in accelerated industry-based employment opportunities. See “Biotechnology Manufacturing Option” for more information or call 401.277.5050. Visit uri.edu/prov/degree-program/biotechnology.