NEWPORT, R.I. – Beginning in the fall, Salve Regina University will offer graduate and continuing education courses at a new facility in Rhode Island’s West Bay.
Salve Regina University - West Bay is a 12,000-square-foot facility at 144 Metro Center Blvd. in Warwick. This new site will provide instructional, student and faculty space in a location convenient to prospective students in Greater Providence. The graduate program will continue to provide instruction at the university’s Newport campus and online.
The new site in Warwick will provide spacious classrooms, student lounge area, collaborative learning spaces for student group meetings, expanded computer lab facilities, and expanded services including enrollment counseling, program advising, registration assistance, and more.
Salve Regina’s continuing education programs are designed to meet the needs of adult learners, many of whom are already in the workforce, by offering flexibility in both time and location. Courses at the West Bay site will be offered year-round in both the traditional classroom and hybrid formats, including semester-long courses and 7-week condensed courses.
The university will offer bachelor’s degree programs in business administration, accounting and marketing, as well as a liberal studies degree for students bringing in 60 or more credits from other regionally accredited institutions.
Salve Regina’s business studies department is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), an outcomes-based professional accrediting organization. The IACBE accreditation puts Salve Regina in a unique position among Rhode Island’s colleges and universities to offer continuing education programs in business studies.
Salve Regina’s existing RN-BS program will also be administered at the West Bay site. The RN-BS program is designed for applicants who are currently working in the field of nursing and who have an RN license. The program encompasses both an accredited nursing program and a liberal arts core curriculum addressing the values of Salve Regina’s mission.
The university offers nine master’s degree programs with options for concentrations and a doctoral program in humanities. Programs include administration of justice and homeland security, business administration (MBA), expressive and creative arts, healthcare administration and management, holistic studies, humanities, international relations, management and rehabilitation counseling.
“Salve Regina’s West Bay site represents a significant investment in the instructional facilities and program offerings that will provide greater benefit for our current and potential students in graduate studies and continuing education,” said Traci Warrington, dean of professional studies. “The opening of the new site is the culmination of over two years of research, analysis, discussion, and planning by the administration, but it also marks the beginning of an exciting new phase of activity.”
The West Bay site in Warwick will replace the existing site located at 175 Main St. in Pawtucket, which will discontinue operations in August.
Recruitment is underway now for classes starting in September. Financial aid is available. For more information, contact 800-637-0002 or firstname.lastname@example.org.