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.
Why Arts and Sciences
Express yourself through art. Film your documentary. Explore the mysteries of the natural world. Tackle complex social challenges. Learn how an Arts and Sciences education can align with your passion.
A URI liberal arts education provides students with skills that are indispensable in the 21st century workplace. Learn how our Career Readiness program can help set you up for success.
Through research institutes and outreach programs, our faculty are making an impact throughout Rhode Island and beyond, while providing students with opportunities for research and creative projects.
- National scholar-athlete discusses intersection between sports and data - Last summer, Nicole Jones, a senior data science major, was among five members of the URI women’s rowing team honored as Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association 2023 National Scholar-Athletes. The honor is reserved for student-athletes in their second, third or fourth year of eligibility who competed in at least 75 percent of their team’s spring races […]
- URI celebrates new class of Nonviolence Summer Institute graduates - Now in its 24th year, the International Nonviolence Summer Institute teaches nonviolence strategies derived from the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.