The College of Arts and Sciences encourages excellence in teaching through academic programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, Harrington School of Communication and Media, mathematics, and physical sciences; engages in internationally renowned programs of research, scholarship, and creative activities; and supports application of knowledge through outreach to serve the changing needs of the state, the country, and the world. The College offers graduate and undergraduate programs of research, scholarship and artistic expression to enable students to understand the intellectual and cultural heritages in the global community, the physical world, rapidly changing technologies, and social, economic, and political development. The College promotes students’ ethical and intellectual development and capabilities through critical and independent thinking, reading, and communicating. The College fosters breadth through engagement with theoretical foundations and basic skills, and depth through the intellectual challenges explored via intensive study in a field of concentration. Student-faculty interaction is enhanced through independent and collaborative experiences to inspire life-long learning and civic engagement.
Approved by the College of Arts and Sciences faculty on April 17, 2007; amended with the addition of the Harrington School of Communication and Media April 13, 2009.
The College of Arts and Sciences forms the core of the University of Rhode Island, delivering a liberal arts education for the 21st century and performing a central role in fulfilling the mission of the University in undergraduate and graduate education, research, and outreach. We aspire to be a College of first choice for prospective students and faculty, offering internationally and nationally renowned programs.
Check out the new video about the Harrington School of Communication and Media, created by URI alum Dan Riordan's Gnarly Bay Productions:
URI Theatre 2013/2014 Season:
by Annie Weisman
"How The Other Half Lives"
by Alan Ayckbourn
"Crimes of the Heart"
by Beth Henley
by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse
For more information click Here
For a copy of the Season Flyer click Here
Audition information for "Chicago" and "Crimes of the Heart" Here
ATTENTION: College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduates!!
Up to $3,000 in scholarships, available through
The Paul H. Conway Memorial
Scholarship Essay Competition
Deadline: Thursday, October 17, 4 p.m.
The newest exhibit in the Fine Arts Center showcases graffiti art, some of which was painted right on the gallery walls.
Application Deadline is January 31, 2013
2012 Heiskell Award Winner
Internationalizing the Campus
University of Rhode Island: Study Abroad
URI Professors Bose and Lucht are collaborating to produce lithium-ion cells that can help electric vehicles drive longer.
URI/Lehigh study shows medication improves performance in college students with ADHD. Read more
SmartMoney magazine ranks URI #1 in New England and 13th in nation for return on investment. Read more