Rice University requires a minimum of 120 semester hours to complete a bachelor's degree. Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal.
Rice does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Rice does not offer classes during the summer.
Around 94% of students who started college at Rice complete all the credits required within six years.
Rice offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
Rice 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 lanuage requirementor a math or science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.
When choosing a major, Rice students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at Rice below.
Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. Rice does not require students to complete a senior project.
Rice offers 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.
Rice has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
Rice 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.
Rice offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.
Rice 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. While Rice does not require internships for students in any majors, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.
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.
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Rice has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy 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 Rice include: - an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus - a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
For more information on possible dual degree options at Rice, contact the university directly.
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