Rhode Island School of Design requires at least 126 credits to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Rhode Island School of Design, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Rhode Island School of Design accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Rhode Island School of Design does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 86% of students who start college at Rhode Island School of Design finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Rhode Island School of Design offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Rhode Island School of Design may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Rhode Island School of Design has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Rhode Island School of Design directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Rhode Island School of Design students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Rhode Island School of Design.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.
Double Majoring at Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.
✅ Rhode Island School of Design does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
❌ Rhode Island School of Design does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ Rhode Island School of Design offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ Rhode Island School of Design offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.
❌ Rhode Island School of Design does not require an internship for any students.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.
The main library on campus is the Fleet Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
Rhode Island School of Design does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does Rhode Island School of Design have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Rhode Island School of Design has an Army ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Rhode Island School of Design include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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