College of the Environment and Life Sciences

Education, Experience, Excellence for the 21st Century

Prospective Students

Students, faculty and alumni from the College of Environmental Life Sciences tackle environmental, marine, health and economic challenges throughout the U.S. and all over the world. From Africa to Asia, from the Artic to the Antarctic, from the upper reaches of the atmosphere to the depths of the oceans, our students, faculty and alumni are pioneering solutions for a more sustainable future.

Here at CELS, we know you want to make a difference in the world and we know how to help you accomplish your goals. Whether your passion is animals, plants, dinosaurs, microbes, ocean management, resource economics, or landscape design, we can give you access to the nation’s top experts and the most pressing findings within your field. We challenge our students to become the leading critical thinkers of tomorrow by holding our staff, faculty, and students to the highest standards of academic excellence.

With eighteen undergraduate majors, six master’s programs, and four doctoral degrees, CELS is the perfect place to tailor your own educational and occupational path. We encourage students from all backgrounds to apply and we are committed to creating and fostering a culturally diverse community. If you are passionate and globally focused, we invite you to grow within our world-class facilities, alongside the finest minds, and through the breadth of hands-on opportunities found at CELS.

To find out more, explore these links:

Undergraduate Programs

Learn more about CELS rewarding Undergraduate experience and available resources.

Graduate Education

Learn more about CELS rewarding Graduate experience and available resources.

Residence Life & Dining Services

Find out about on-campus living and dining options available to all students. Incoming freshmen are required to live on campus their first year.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid can guide you in finding a way to pay for college.

Transfer Resources

Find out about transferring to URI from another institution.


Scholarships may be able to help pay for college and make choosing a college a simpler process.

Student Clubs

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Schedule a Visit

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Meet Our Ambassadors

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