Not all combinations of majors at RISD and concentrations at Brown may be possible because of the rigorous demands of the Dual Degree Program. Brown’s Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) and RISD's Architecture major are not permitted within the Dual Degree Program.
Yes! Creating an accessible College Hill community in which students can fully access learning and community resources is a priority at both Brown and RISD. Each of our campuses has an office dedicated to coordinating services for students who may have different physical, psychological, and learning needs. Links to each office are provided below:
Pre-med/pre-health requirements can be found on Brown's Health Careers Advising page. There is no certainty that a student could complete these requirements while in the five-year BRDD Program. Many factors may contribute to the feasibility of fitting in some or all of these requirements. Some of these factors include how far ahead a student plans, if the student's concentration requirements and the recommended pre-med requirements have significant overlap, how m
The BRDD Program is demanding as students work to complete two degrees over a five year period. If study abroad is an important part of a student's experience, the student works closely with the Dual Degree Advisor to see how it may be possible during the five year course of study. BRDD students have spent a semester abroad on RISD European Honors Program, in a RISD global exchange program, or on a Brown study abroad p
How possible is it for a BRDD student to change their major at RISD or concentration at Brown while in the Program?
BRDD students have changed their majors at RISD. Most often this occurs between their "soft" declaration in the spring semester of the first year and their re-declaration in the spring semester of the second year. The feasibility of changing a major is really dependent upon when the student makes the change, what major a student is switching from and into, and the number of requirements the student has remaining to complete their Brown degree. Similarly, the feasibility of changing a student's Brown concentration depends. Requirements towards Brown concentrations range, with some conce
To be considered full time at RISD, students are required to be enrolled in no fewer than 12 credit hours. This is usually four classes, though can be three if one of those classes is a double weighted (6-credit) studio. Generally, Dual Degree students are taking four to five classes a semester. Students are also required to take a minimum of one class in the RISD Wintersession of their first and second years in the program. Many students choose to continue participating in RISD Wintersession throughout their five years.