• CE Undergrad Degrees
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  • Scholarships

CE Undergrad Degrees

At URI’s Providence Campus, we take pride in supporting the needs of adult students, who are juggling the demands of work, family, and higher education. Apply previous credits, learn more about our flexible programs, and apply for scholarships!

Request more information about any of these flexible programs and learn how you can apply previous work/community experience or school credits by completing the form to the right.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.)

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Previously offered as the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) provides a greater exposure to more programs and career options, with customizable majors.

You can choose from the following BIS majors:

  • Applied Communications
  • Business Institutions
  • Health Services Administration
  • Human Studies

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Human Development and Family Studies (B.S.)

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This degree is designed to prepare students to work in a wide spectrum of community and other human service settings serving children, adolescents, adults and families. Obtain hands-on professional experience through fieldwork and internships.

Areas of Concentration:

  • Child Settings
  • Family and Community Settings
  • Family Finance

Certificate Options

  • Early Childhood Education Teacher Certification
  • Family Financial Counseling and Planning Certificate
  • Certified Family Life Educator

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Medical Laboratory Science - Biotech Mfg. Option (B.S.)

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This program was developed to prepare biomanufacturing professionals for the rapidly growing biopharmaceutical industry in the region. The program is structured in a 1+3 format:

  • In the first year, students receive intensive training in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, human physiology, biotechnology, biomanufacturing, and professional topics.
  • In the second year, you will have a full-time internship at a life sciences company.
  • In the third year, you are eligible for employment and can complete the degree on a part-time basis.

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Psychology (B.A.)

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A degree in Psychology at URI’s Providence Campus will provide you with the skills necessary for analyzing and evaluating information and data, obtain practical career-related and hands-on research experience and a greater interpersonal competence in a diverse world.

Certificate Options

  • Applied Behavioral Psychology Certificate Program
  • Certificate Program for Counselors of Substance Troubled People

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Gender and Women’s Studies (B.A.)

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The discipline of Gender and Women’s Studies has a vision of a world free from sexism. It seeks to identify, understand, and challenge ideologies and institutions that knowingly or unknowingly oppress and exploit others, or deny fundamental human rights.

Gender and Women’s Studies supports and promotes feminist teaching, learning, research, scholarship, creative activity, and professional and community service.

 

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Communication Studies (B.A.)

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If you choose to major in Communication Studies, you will play an important role in your own curriculum planning, under the close supervision of your faculty advisor. You will participate in specific curricular, extracurricular, and internship programs that will be planned and integrated into your program to fit with your specific area of focus.

Areas of Concentration:

  • Business and Professional Communication
  • Communication Theory
  • Oral Interpretation
  • Rhetoric And Public Address
  • Media with a Concentration Area in Rhetoric

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English (B.A.)

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The English program offers a rich and rigorous array of courses in literary, film, and cultural studies. Many of these courses meet the University’s General Education Requirements by developing skills in:

  • Understanding Human Difference
  • Reading Complex Texts
  • Critical Thinking and Writing Skills
  • Canonical and Non-Canonical Texts

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Film Media (B.A.)

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Film Media is an interdisciplinary program offering hands-on experience in documentary, experimental, and new media production, balanced with an emphasis on international cinemas, film/media history, criticism and theory.

Courses include examining the historical, theoretical and global approaches to the analysis and creation of moving images. Learn to work with the evolving and overlapping technologies involved in the production of moving images, (including digital video, 3D animation, game design, and new media), within ever broadening international and global contexts.

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History (B.A.)

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In the History program you will learn about the past in order to better understand our world today. Courses include:

  • Historical Interpretation
  • Analyze Historical Sources
  • View and Discuss Historical Films
  • Research Topics and Historical Figures of Your Own Choosing
  • Engage In Discussion and Debate Important Historical Topics
  • Meet and Interact with a Holocaust Survivor

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Apply Previous Credits

Previous work or community experience and school credits may enable you to earn experiential credits that are applicable towards meeting degree requirements.

Applying previous credits will allow you to:

  • Shorten time to complete degree
  • Earn credit for what you know
  • Save money

You may receive credit for:

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Exams

The College-Level Examination Program® offers 34 exams allow students who have acquired knowledge outside the usual educational settings earn credit. This knowledge includes:

  • Independent Or Prior Study
  • On-The-Job Training
  • Cultural Pursuits

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Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

The Prior Learning Assessment allows qualified students to earn credit for documented college-level learning acquired outside a college classroom. College-level learning could have been earned through:

  • Paid and/or Volunteer Work
  • Training Programs/Internships
  • Travel or Living in Another Culture
  • Community Activities
  • In-Depth Study of a Topic of Interest

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Job-Related Credit / Employer training programs

Some employer-sponsored training programs and/or apprenticeships are eligible for college credit. The American Council of Education (ACE) Guide is used to check these training experiences.

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Challenge Exams

These exams test your knowledge of the subject matter of specific courses. They are administered by academic departments.

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Military Credit

Military credit is awarded for Basic Training (3 credits for most branches; 5 credits for the marines). Other credits possible for learning while in the military. Credits are not awarded for Army MOS’s, etc.

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Scholarships

To apply for one of the scholarships, you must be a matriculated student in the Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing Education on the URI Feinstein Providence Campus. Fill out the form to the right to chat with one of our program representatives to learn how you can qualify.

Scholarships Available to Cover Tuition

  • Dean Walter A. Crocker Scholarship
  • Jill Smith Ellsworth Scholarship
  • Thomas A. & Dorothy M. Verrecchia Scholarship
  • Richard W. and Ronald S. Buteau Scholarship
    The applicant must be a Rhode Island resident who is a matriculated undergraduate continuing education student in good academic standing with genuine financial need.
  • Peter & Cynthia Gouck Memorial Scholarship
    The award will be made to a continuing education student in good academic standing and with financial need. Preference to students from North Attleboro.
  • Suzanna Anstine Norbeck Endowed Scholarship Fund
    This award will be made to women with minor children and with financial need. Applicants must be matriculating towards a BA or BS and enrolled full or part-time. The award will be made annually contingent upon satisfactory progress towards graduation
  • Dr. Richard M. Bianco Scholarship [BIS Students]
    The applicant must be a woman from Rhode Island whose life is in transition and who is enrolled in the BIS Program. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of merit.
  • Carol A. Corwin Scholarship [BIS Students]
    The applicant must be a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) major in good academic standing with genuine financial need. Strong preference to BIS business majors.
  • Anna and Gregory Demetrakas Scholarship [Mathematics, Science or Related Fields]
    The applicant must be a Rhode Island resident who is pursuing a degree in mathematics, science, or related fields. The applicant must also have demonstrated financial need and be academically meritorious.
  • Janice Paff Memorial Scholarship [Beginning Students]
    Applicant must be an undergraduate student with limited resources who is enrolled in initial courses.
  • National Association of Credit Management Rhode Island and Southeastern New England [Business and Related Fields]
    Applicant must be enrolled in a business program, have demonstrated financial need and be academically meritorious. Preference to a Rhode Island resident with second preference to Southeastern New England resident. Awarded first to NACM RISEN members, former members, spouses or children.
  • Harold Stanzler Memorial Scholarship
    Any student enrolled in the ASFCCE with preference to student majoring in Industrial Relations.
  • Feinstein Scholarship [Any adult new or returning Student or Matriculating ASFCCE Adult Students with Children eligible for Feinstein Child Development Center]

      There are two options to this scholarship. You must qualify for one:

    • This scholarship is available to adult matriculating students at ASFCCE enrolled in credit courses. May also be available to students enrolled in non-credit courses as funds permit. Recipients are required to perform 30 hours of community service
    • The applicant must be an undergraduate who has a child between three and six years old eligible to enroll in the Dr. Pat Feinstein Child Development Center Kindergarten or Preschool. Both parent and child may qualify for scholarships. Parent is required to perform 30 hours of community service.

Scholarships Available for Books

  • Dean John R. Hackett Scholarship
  • John J. Mackin III Scholarship
  • Rae Book Scholarship
  • John Shepard II Memorial Scholarship

The applicant must have demonstrated financial need and be in good academic standing. For the Rae Award, students must be enrolled in the Human Development & Family Studies Program. Candidates for these scholarships must be referred by an advisor

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