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Can a bachelor's degree make a difference in your future?Rider’s affordable online degree program leading to the B.S. in Business Administration offers working professionals the convenience and flexibility of completing their college degree online.
Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance (120 semester hours) Required Dance Courses  47 credits
Bachelor of Arts in Dance Studies (120 credits) Required Dance Courses  32 credits
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance (120 credits) Required Theatre Courses 45 credits
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies (120 credits) Required Theatre Courses 45 credits
The Bachelor of Arts in Music (BAM) degree offers students a versatile liberal arts education within a world-renowned music school. By fostering intellectual engagement in many disciplines, it is particularly well suited for musically talented students who have additional academic interests and desire a flexible career trajectory.
Undergraduate Piano majors are expected to play at least twice in performance classes each semester. Semester juries, a recital in either the sophomore or junior year and a senior recital are required. Bachelor of Music in Piano (124-125 semester hours) Choirs and Conducting 11
The undergraduate sacred music program is designed for students who are preparing for professional careers in church music. The curriculum provides courses in theological, liturgical, sociological, and practical dimensions of music ministry and requires at least one year of supervised field education in an affiliate church. Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music (126 semester hours) Choirs and Conducting 14
The curriculum for the undergraduate Theory/Composition major is designed to foster individual creative ability and to develop a broad and informed musicianship along with a knowledge of the literature of all periods. The department welcomes diversity of compositional styles and esthetic viewpoints and encourages exploration on the part of its students. The program culminates with a recital of original music written while a student is enrolled at Westminster.
Instruction for Voice Performance majors entails private lessons, coaching, recitals, diction, voice literature, opera, and vocal pedagogy. Weekly studio and performance classes offer regular performing opportunities. Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance (124 semester hours)  Choirs and Conducting 11
Behavioral Neuroscience Major (51-54 semester hours) Biology8BIO-115Principles of Biology: Evolution, Diversity, and Biology of Animals4BIO-117 Principles of Biology: Evolution, Diversity, and Biology of Cells4Behavioral Neuroscience15BNS-118 Behavioral Neuroscience
Rider’s Bilingual Endorsement Program trains future educators to be sensitive to the cultural, sociological, linguistic, and psychological diversities that ELL students bring with them to school. The mission of the Bilingual program at Rider University is to provide the skills, attitudes and understandings necessary to teach non-native speakers of English in order for them to achieve their greatest potential through education for life. Furthermore, Rider’s Bilingual program introduces future educators to the different laws and programs that influence the bilingual classroom.
Rider’s Bilingual Endorsement Program trains future educators to be sensitive to the cultural, sociological, linguistic, and psychological diversities that ELL students bring with them to school. The mission of the Bilingual program at Rider University is to provide the skills, attitudes and understandings necessary to teach non-native speakers of English in order for them to achieve their greatest potential through education for life. Furthermore, Rider’s Bilingual program introduces future educators to the different laws and programs that influence the bilingual classroom.
Biochemistry Major (71 semester hours) Biology 16
About the Biology and Behavioral Neuroscience ProgramThe educational goals of the Rider University Department of Biology include providing students with foundational instruction in the Biological sciences, and providing students with the opportunity to explore one or more sub-disciplines of Biology or Behavioral Neuroscience in depth.
Biology Major (62-63 semester hours) Biology31 BIO 115Principles of Biology: Evolution, Diversity, and Biology of Animals4 BIO 116Principles of Biology: Evolution, Diversity, and Biology of Plants4 BIO 117Principles of Biology: Evolution, Diversity, and Biology Cells4Four cou
Biology Minor (20 semester hours) BIO 115Principles of Biology: Evolution, Diversity, and Biology of Animals 4 BIO 116Principles of Biology: Evolution, Diversity, and Biology of Plants 4 BIO 117Principles of Biology: Evolution, Diversity, and Biology of Cells 4One course from each group listed below:8Group I
The Business Administration Major will provide students with a general business focus, and is appropriate for students who do not want to concentrate in a particular functional area, but instead intend to pursue one of the following goals:
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) program - taught by the prestigious College of Business Administration faculty - prepares students for success in today's complex workplace. Accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), Rider University's College of Business Administration is the only business school in the state of New Jersey that holds an additional accreditation for its Accounting program of study. The AACSB International represents the highest standard of accreditation for business schools internationally.
Learn new skills with Rider University’s Certificates in Business. Taught by the distinguished College of Business Administration (CBA) faculty, the certificates in Business will help prepare you for the challenges of today’s workplace. 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.