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.
- URI professor explores transgender movements in research and the classroom - Joy Ellison is an expert on LGBTQ+ issues and transgender history.
- Poet Kwame Dawes to give reading as part of College of Arts and Sciences’ 75th anniversary celebration - Join us Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. in Higgins Welcome Center.