Degrees & Certificates for Working Adults
Rider University's College of Continuing Studies (CCS) offers courses that will allow you to complete the degree you never finished, prepare for graduate school, or medical school or simply to acquire knowledge in a particular area.
A CCS advisor will assist you in selecting the degree or the program that will get you closer to achieving your goal.
Designed for working professionals in the criminal justice fields, as well as career changers who seek a position in the criminal justice field, Rider’s B.A. in Criminal Justice program lets students gain the skills and credentials to advance – while balancing both their career and family life.
The Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations will help you understand and apply the theories behind effective public communication. In this program, you will master all facets of practical campaigns, learning from professionals in the field as well as Rider's distinguished faculty.
A springboard for long-range goals, the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies gives you a broad-based education that prepares you for many career paths or graduate studies. With concentrations in Applied Social Science, Global Studies, Humanities, Law and Justice, Natural Science, and Social Science, our flexible curriculum will allow you to create a program of study that meets your educational goals.
The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology helps students develop analytical and research skills - strengths that every employer values - and prepare them for a variety of careers in business, social service agencies, and others.
B.S. Allied Health Studies - (new)
Designed for working professionals in allied health fields, Rider’s B.S. in Allied Health Studies program lets students gain the skills and credentials to advance — while balancing both their career and family life.
Our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration allows students to major in: accounting, advertising, business administration, information systems, entrepreneurial studies, finance, human resource management, management and leadership, or marketing. Rider's world-class College of Business Administration is the only school in New Jersey holding a dual accreditation (for Business and Accounting programs) by the ACCSCB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Designed for working nurses, our online RN to BSN program lets you gain the skills and credentials to advance — while balancing your career and family life.
Rider's new BSBA Online Degree Completion program offers working professionals the convenience and flexibility of completing their college degree.
If you are looking to enter medical, dental, or veterinary school, Rider's post baccalaureate premedical studies program will allow you to complete the science coursework required and become a competitive applicant for graduate school admission.
If you see yourself as a media liaison, a corporate speech writer, the go-to person for public strategy, our Public Relations Certificate program can help you achieve that goal. The program will provide you with skills for writing for the media, publication design, speech communication, as well as other areas of public relations.
If you already hold an undergraduate degree in an area other than business and want to get ahead in your career, or are looking to prepare for graduate study of business, then our Business certificates will help you reach those goals.
Offered by Rider University's Center for Business Forensics, the Business Forensics Certificate program will help prepare you for a career as a fraud investigator, and will teach you the skills needed to prevent and discover fraud.