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Beginning Friday, May 1, 2015 at noon, the RWU Colleague system will be unavailable for a short time due to system upgrades. This will mean that you will not be able to register online, access your grades, request transcripts, etc. until the system is reactivated. We anticipate that the Colleague system will be available again by May 11, 2015. We will notify you when the system upgrade is complete and access is restored.

Please submit all requests to and they will be processed based upon the date of receipt.

To ensure that you are enrolled in the Summer and Fall course(s) of your choice, you are encouraged to register online for courses prior to May 1st. Students who cannot register by May 1st can take advantage of the following options:

  1. Contact your academic advisor who will complete the Summer and/or Fall registration form(s) on your behalf and document your request so SCS can manually enroll you in the course(s). Students who have questions regarding their assigned advisor can contact Mary Cooney at 401-254-4805 or
  2. Register online when the system upgrade is complete and access is restored.



Bachelor of General Studies in Social and Health Services

 This program is intended for students employed in social service agencies and health care facilities, or those seeking employment in such areas. Aside from other requirements for the baccalaureate degree, students pursuing the social and health services program must complete the core curriculum requirements, the following 8 courses, and sufficient electives to total 120 credits.

Total Major Credits (24 credits)

Required Courses (9 credits)

SHS 400 Foundations of Social & Health Services  
SHS 452 Social and Health Services Policy  
SHS 454

 Social and Health Services Research Methods


Major Electives (15 credits)
Select five courses in Social and Health Services.

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 additional liberal arts electives for a total of 30 credits.

Electives (66 credits)

Total Credits required to Graduate (120 credits)