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Rider University’s College of Business Administration (CBA) requires the purchase of a laptop for ALL ACCOUNTING & IS MAJORS (both incoming freshmen and transfer students). All other CBA students are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to purchase a laptop, but not required.Learn more about minimum technical standards and available softwareResearch shows that America’s youth are stimulated and succeed more from using laptops in classrooms and by having access to these resources from anywhere.
Students enrolled in education who successfully complete nine (9) credits in technology-based courses are eligible for the Certificate in Technology indicating proficiency in instructional technology. The certificate is issued by the department of teacher education and is obtained from the chair of the department.
Chemistry Major (66 semester hours) Core Chemistry CHE 120Principles of Chemistry3 CHE 121Principles of Chemistry Lab1 CHE 122Introduction to Chemical Systems3 CHE 123Quantitative Methods Lab1 CHE 211Organic Chemistry I4 CHE 214Organic Chemistry II<
Chemistry Minor (24 semester hours) CHE 120Principles of Chemistry 3 CHE 121Principles of Chemistry Lab 1 CHE 122Introduction to Chemical Systems 3 CHE 123Quantitative Methods Lab 1 CHE 211Organic Chemistry I
Welcome to the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, & Physics.  As a primarily undergraduate institution, our main goal at Rider University is to offer our students an outstanding education.
Requirements for the Chinese Minor (18 semester hours)CHI 101Chinese II3*CHI 200Chinese III3*CHI 201Chinese IV3*Plus 3 of the following courses:CHI 311Calligraphy as Window to Chinese Language and Culture
Chinese & Asian Area Studies is a multi-disciplinary minor that aims to provide students with a complex and interrelated knowledge base from which to understand China as a historical and cultural entity. The minor incorporates the study of language, the humanities and the social sciences. Students are encouraged to incorporate study abroad in their program and can complete the minor with an independent research project.
The reputation of Westminster Choir College rests in large part upon the excellence of the choirs and the success of its graduates. The nation’s leading critics and orchestra conductors continue to find the choirs worthy of the highest praise. Alumni lead some of the finest choral programs in schools, churches, communities, and on campuses across the country. Choral music is therefore the focus of all curricula.
Requirements for the Minor with a Concentration in Cinema Studies (21 semester hours)ENG-250 Literary History I3ENG-251Literary History II3ENG-284Language of Film Analysis3Literature Courses
About Rider's Communication and Journalism program
Communication Studies at Rider hone their writing, research, verbal and nonverbal communication skills which are desirable for any candidate. Communication skills, both verbal and nonverbal, are very important assets that students will develop as a Communication Studies major. In addition, most students participate in internships in order to supplement classroom learning and move into their career of choice upon graduation.
The program in composition, music history and theory aims to develop the aural skills needed by all musicians, to provide the necessary theoretical knowledge for the continuing study and performance of music, to develop analytical and esthetic understanding of music forms and styles, and to foster the creative impulse in music. Required musicianship and historiography courses, Contemporary Trends, Music Since 1900, and elective theory and music history courses form the core of undergraduate study. All theory electives are defined as level I or level II under course descriptions.
 Course Requirements (6 semester hours)BSED-508Organizing and Administering Cooperative Work Experience ProgramsCOUN-505Vocational/Career Development
Students in the CBA are required to take a core of business courses designed to provide them with a solid foundation in business. These basic requirements are:
Students in the CBA are required to take a core of business courses designed to provide them with a solid foundation in business. These basic requirements are: