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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 global research university.

We offer you choices that give you a competitive edge in the global marketplace. You can double major, add minors, choose an international focus, and acquire cross-disciplinary knowledge and experiences. Our programs include disciplines in the arts and design, communications and media, humanities, natural sciences and math, and social sciences. And whatever you choose, we’ll prepare you to succeed in a way that is as unique as you are.

Our goal is to prepare you to become a well-informed global citizen with the knowledge, flexibility, and skills required to flourish in a rapidly evolving world.

Celebrating 75 years

The College of Arts and Sciences is celebrating 75 years of putting knowledge into practice. Join us all semester long for a full slate of exciting events.

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  • Portrait of Johanna Brooks-Tait Johanna Brooks-Tait ’25 - Johanna Brooks-Tait ’25, a Global Language & Area Studies major, is a recent transfer student with a focus on the study of Ancient Greek. Despite her short time as a Rhody Ram, Johanna has wasted no time getting involved on campus and has already immersed herself in various clubs and organizations.  Why did you choose […]
  • A Poetry Reading by Natasha Trethewey - Two term US Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize Winner Natasha Trethewey will read from her collection, Monument, at the URI University Library, Galanti Lounge: 15 Lippitt Rd, Kingston, RI 02881 Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 5:00pm Natasha Trethewey served two terms as the 19th Poet Laureate of the United States (2012-2014). She is the author […]
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