With the appropriate permissions, Brown students are allowed to study and earn credit at other U.S. colleges and universities as part of their degree. Students must obtain pre-approval from both a dean and a faculty member in a relevant department in order to transfer course credit back to Brown. Students who wish to transfer a course for concentration requirements must obtain a third permission from their concentration advisor.
To arrange to have credits transferred, students must complete a transfer of credit form and have an official transcript mailed to the Brown Registrar. A maximum of 15 course credits may be transferred towards the Brown degree. For more information, contact Yolanda Rome.
Tougaloo Exchange Program
Brown's connection with Tougaloo, an historically black college in Jackson, Mississippi, began in 1964, when activists from Brown traveled to Jackson to help in the struggle for civil rights. Since then, the two schools have developed a number of programs designed to expand educational and service opportunities for Brown and Tougaloo students, faculty, and staff. Current programs include faculty exchanges, a semester-long student exchange program, and the Early Identification Program (EIP).
The Early Identification Program (EIP) is a cooperative venture between Alpert Medical School and Providence College, Rhode Island College, the University of Rhode Island, and Tougaloo College. EIP aims to increase opportunities for careers in medicine to Rhode Island residents and to students from racial and ethnic groups underrepresented in American medicine. Students are identified by their premedical advisor in their sophomore year of college, participate in professional development activities, and enroll in medical school after receiving the bachelor's degree. Up to two students may be admitted annually from each school. For more information, contact Dean Maitrayee Bhattacharyya.
Wheaton Exchange Program
Wheaton College is a small liberal arts college located in Norton, Massachusetts, approximately 20 miles from Brown. An exchange program allows Brown students to take courses at Wheaton that are not available at Brown, such as courses in elementary and secondary education.
Wheaton's course offerings can be viewed through their online course catalog and schedule. Applications for cross-registration must be submitted by the end of the second week of any given semester at Brown. Interested students should speak with Dean Besenia Rodriguez.
Urban Education Semester
The Urban Education Semester (UES) is an interdisciplinary immersion program that introduces students from all academic backgrounds to the complexity of issues facing urban public schools. The program addresses topics ranging from theories of child development and child-centered learning to creating mission-driven schools and the systemic implementation of policies and school reform.
Managed by the Bank Street College of Education, UES offers coursework and supervised fieldwork in a diverse selection of classrooms and educational settings in New York City. Students receive a full semester of credit, and those on financial aid continue to receive aid from Brown. More information is housed on the Curricular Resource Center website.