The course schedule is published before registration begins each semester. The course schedule includes course meeting days and times, seat capacity, course prerequisites, textbook information and additional information for courses meeting the search criteria.
If a class session is missed due to inclement weather, no make-up date is scheduled but instructors are expected to post course content and assignments for students in lieu of the missed class session. This applies for both graduate and undergraduate courses.
Please note that students enrolled in courses at the university may be required to participate in online discussion forums, student-to-student collaborations and student presentations with other students as part of course requirements.
Undergraduate courses: Undergraduate academic courses are generally scheduled Monday through Thursday. Courses will be delivered over 16 weeks. Most undergraduate day program classes will meet twice per week, each over a 75-minute class period. Continuing Education (CE) courses generally meet one night per week. Some CE courses may require two meetings per week.
|Academic Classes — MW or TR||Culinary/Baking Labs — 15 days||Science Labs/ Design Studios||Continuing Education (Providence Campus Only)|
|8–9:15am||7am–1pm||Double class periods||6–8:45pm|
|6:30–7:45pm (as needed)|
Graduate courses: Master’s level courses are delivered over 8 or 16 weeks, in standard and hybrid formats. The majority of courses will be offered in the evening from 6–8:45pm. While graduate class schedules vary by program, the course schedule reflects specific meeting days and times for all courses.
Course Delivery Methods
Traditional course delivery: Students meet face-to-face with their assigned faculty member once or twice per week depending on the course.
All course activity is done online; there are no required face-to-face sessions within the course and no requirements for on-campus activity. Fully online courses use asynchronous delivery to give flexibility to students to complete course work as their schedules permit.
A hybrid course is offered principally through face-to-face instruction in a classroom setting for more than 50% of the class meeting times for any given semester. In-class sessions must include the first and the last class of the semester (which might be the final exam).