BIS Degree Perfect Choice for Adults Returning to School
The cost of college and the fear of taking courses often keep adults from returning to the classroom or entering a University classroom for the first time.
URI’s Bachelor of General Studies Program (BIS), which is offered through the College of Continuing Education located at URI’s Feinstein Providence Campus, eases the transition. The program is designed to help adults who have been out of school for 5 years or more. It is also a good choice for people who never attended as well as those who have attended, but never graduated. The program offers a degree in one of several majors: business institutions, health services administration, human studies, and applied communications. BIS faculty members understand adult students’ needs and enjoy having them in class.
The BIS program provides a variety of approaches for using previous educational experiences for credit. Students can apply up to 89 credits of their earlier college course work to the total 118 credits needed for the BIS degree. It is possible to apply transfer credits from another college or university, including credits earned for an associate’s degree. Students may also obtain credit by examination, as well as for prior learning, military service, and employer training programs even though these experiences may not have been in a formal classroom. Scholarships are available. The college is now enrolling for the spring semester, which begins January 21. Click here for more information or call 401-277-5162 for an appointment with an advisor.