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Professional Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

  1. Satisfactory completion of all requirements for the RISD BFA degree.
  2. Completion of an additional 30 credits as specified in the curriculum outline at the beginning of each department’s section in the CourseAnnouncement , for a minimum total credits of 156.
  3. The professional baccalaureate degree requires a minimum full-time course of study of five years at an accredited college. Up to two years may be transferred to RISD from another accredited college. Students with at least three years of study at an accredited school of architecture may be granted a maximum of two-and-one-half years’ credit toward residence. For a student who entered RISD as a freshman, up to one year of study away from the Providence campus may count toward the total five-year residency requirement. For transfer students, participation in any independent study away from the Providence campus of RISD does not count towards the RISD residency requirement.
  4. Payment of all financial obligations to the College or satisfactory arrangements for such payment.
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