RWU Curriculum


The following information is for IYRS students seeking to transfer credits earned into an associate or bachelor’s degree program at Roger Williams University


Below is a sample outline of the program for a RWU Technology Leadership and Management degree.

Total Major Credits = 24 credits
Required Courses (21 credits) / Major Elective (3 credits)

  • Studies in Technology
  • Total Quality Management
  • Special Topics (Ethics in Science and Technology)
  • Special Topics (Advisor approved)
  • Production Planning
  • Workplace Safety and Health Management
  • Senior Seminar

Core Curriculum = 30 credits
Includes two writing courses (including Expository Writing or the equivalent); a Mathematics skills course; and at least one approved course from each of the following categories: Natural Science, Humanities, Fine Arts, Social Science, and speech; and additional liberal arts electives for a total of 30 credits.

Electives = 66 credits
These elective credits allow students to focus on a specific industry. The 20-month IYRS Boatbuilding & Restoration Program (30 credits), the 6-month Marine Systems Program (15 credits), and the 6-month Composites Technology Program (15 credits) all qualify as elective credits.

Total Credits Required to Graduate = 120 credits
In order to apply the IYRS credits, students must apply and be accepted to Roger Williams University (the application fee will be waived for IYRS graduates).

About Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University, located in Bristol, R.I., is a leading independent, coeducational university with programs in the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community- and globally-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. Offering 43 majors and a plethora of co-curricular activities as well as study abroad options, RWU is dedicated to the success of students, commitment to a set of core values, the pursuit of affordable excellence and to providing a relevant, world-class education above all else. In the last decade, the University has achieved unprecedented successes including recognition as one of the best colleges in the nation by Forbes, a College of Distinction by Student Horizons, Inc. and as both a best college in the Northeast and one of the nation’s greenest universities by The Princeton Review.