Rivier University requires a minimum of 120 credits to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Rivier University, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Rivier University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP creditbut not IB credits. Additionally, Rivier University has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.
NOTE: Around 49% of students who start college at Rivier University finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
Rivier University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Rivier University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Rivier University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.
Reminder: Check with Rivier University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Rivier University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Rivier University.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Rivier University does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at Rivier University
Rivier University 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: Double majoring may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
✅ Rivier University 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.
✅ Rivier University has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ Rivier University 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.
❌ Rivier University does not offer an honors program or a Freshman Honor College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Rivier University.
🟨 Rivier University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the Regina Library and there is one other library on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
For more information on possible dual degree options at Rivier University, contact the university directly.
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 Rivier University 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.
Rivier University has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force 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 Rivier University include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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