Welcome to General Education at URI

The General Education Program at URI reflects a contemporary learning experience that allows our undergraduate students to examine and engage the complex, interpersonal, civic, and global issues defining our world today. Our program offers a well-rounded and intellectually empowering student-centered experience that prepares undergraduates for their chosen careers and builds a foundation of life-long learning and success. At URI, we envision our program as every student’s “second major” – an opportunity for students to explore their interests at multiple levels and satisfy and further spark their intellectual curiosity.


Excellence in General Education Award

Click here for details or to nominate someone.


Faculty Development funds are still available through June 30!
For details, see our For Faculty page or go to our Google Form.

Course Submission Deadlines


Registration for Summer and Fall 2018 courses is going on right now!!

Don’t forget to register for your Gen Ed courses.

What students are saying about Gen Ed!

“KIN 375G is an excellent course. The class provides you with information that can help you throughout your entire life to maintain a healthy lifestyle.”

                                                                              Ellora Mohanty, Sophomore
                                                                              Major: Business
                                                                              Class: KIN 375G –  Exercise is Medicine

“LAR 201 was by far the most exciting, engaging, and interesting general education class that I have taken.”

                                                                              Chad Beliveau, Sophomore
                                                                              Major: Finance
                                                                              Class: LAR 201 – Survey of Landscape Architecture

“I was impressed and inspired by Professor Hutchison’s ability to command a classroom and engage multimedia-style active learning in such a way that I remained on the edge of my seat throughout each period.”

                                                                              Aria Mia Loberti, Sophomore
                                                                              Major: Political Science
                                                                              Class: PSC 116G –  Introduction to International Politics

Contact Us

The Office of Innovation in General Education is located at:
Carothers Library, 15 Lippitt Rd.
Second Floor, Room 270 

Rachel L. DiCioccio, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Innovation in General Education
Professor, Harrington School of Communication and Media
p: 401.874.9072

Carolyn White
Coordinator, Academic Innovations Group
p: 401.874.9191

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