College of Arts and Sciences

Dean's Office, 257 Chafee Social Science Center, 142 Flagg Road, Kingston, RI 02881

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Why Arts & Sciences at URI?

Live your art.

You know who you are. You believe in the power of creative expression. We do too. At the University of Rhode Island, we celebrate the fine arts and design, and offer you a full range of possibilities for expression and study in art and art history, landscape architecturemusic, and theatre. Whatever your medium or area of focus, at URI you will join an active community of artists, designers, composers, performers, and scholars.

Tell the Story.

Communication is everything today—nothing has more impact than the stories we tell and the way we tell them. URI’s Harrington School of Communication and Media—offering majors in communication studies, film/mediajournalism, public relations, and writing and rhetoric—is the place you’ll discover the stories you want to tell and learn how best to tell them.

Change the world.

It can be done—it’s done every day by people like you, who are devoted to better understanding human society and taking on the complex problems affecting today’s world.  At URI, our social sciences programs—Africana studies, economics, gender and women’s studies, political science, and sociology and anthropology—offer you the understanding and the experiences you need to begin.

Explore the mysteries.

The world is full of mysteries, and studying natural sciences and mathematics opens up that world to you. At URI, you learn to analyze data, recognize patterns, and work with faculty on exciting research projects with real world applications in the fields of mathematics, chemistrycomputer science, and physics. Coming in 2016, the new URI Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences.


Broaden your view.

If you are fascinated by history, literature, diverse cultures—and why people think the way they do—the humanities offer you the opportunity to expand your worldview.  When you study the humanities at URI—with majors in classical studies, English, history, philosophy, and foreign languages—you explore the power of ideas and begin to understand the world and its possibilities in a whole new way.

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