Majors, Minors, & Programs
Preparation to teach French, German, or Spanish foreign languages is accomplished through a double major program requiring completion of the requirements of the major, general studies, and professional education major requirements. Teacher Candidates seeking New Jersey Certification in World Languages must take the Oral Proficiency Test (OPI) prior to graduation.
Requirements for the French Major (24 semester hours beyond French IV and 12 semester hours in collateral liberal arts courses)
An Introduction to French Literature
Requirements for the French Minor (18 semester hours)
French III, IV*
An Introduction to French Literature
Three French courses at the 300-level or above.
* Two advanced (300- or 400-level) courses will be substituted upon demonstrated proficiency.
Rider University’s Gender and Sexuality Studies program explores the complex interactions among race, class, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. Courses in Gender and Sexuality Studies explore the current debates on key issues such as reproductive rights, domestic partnerships, health, communication and law. Students taking courses in Gender and Sexuality Studies benefit from understanding how gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality affect the way that individuals think and act.
(Available to nonbusiness majors only)
General Business Minor (24 semester hours)
Quantitative Methods for BusinessorCalculus I
Statistical Methods I
Statistics and Research DesignStatistical & Computer Applications in the Natural SciencesIntroduction to Applied Statistics
Sixteen Rider students studied unique tropical marine ecosystems in the Caribbean (more)
Bethany Eden Smith ’05 explores the ocean on the Nautilus Exploration Program (
The Geosciences major prepares students for meaningful and productive post-baccalaureate employment and/or admission to high-quality graduate programs. The program incorporates a broad and challenging curriculum, which emphasizes and investigates many of the important geologic subdisciplines. These include rock-forming mechanisms and controls, deformational and tectonic processes, the weathering and erosion of geologic materials, the transport and deposition of derived sediments, and the physical and biological history of the Earth.
Requirements for the German Major (24 semester hours beyond German IV and 12 semester hours in collateral liberal arts courses)
Introduction to German Literature
Seven courses from the following:
Composition and Conversation
German for Business
Requirements for the German Minor (18 semester hours)
German III, IV*
Introduction to German Literature or German Literature and Film
Three German courses at the 300 level or above
* Two advanced language or literature courses will be substituted upon demonstrated proficiency.
An Odyssey is a long voyage—an individual spiritual wandering or quest…
You sense it everywhere—from the career you choose, to the food you eat, to the music you enjoy, to the vast range of ethnic backgrounds among students you encounter in your classrooms. Regardless of your nationality, race, religion, or age, you are a citizen of the world. A global perspective opens for you a limitless horizon of opportunities.
Bachelor of Science in Global Subby Chain Management • }
The Department of Graduate Education, Leadership, and Counseling offers a graduate-level program suited for college graduates and career changers seeking the initial teaching certificate. The Graduate-Level Teacher Certification Program is appropriate for applicants who have a proven record of academic performance, are committed to the ideals of the teaching profession, and have the potential to succeed as a teachers.
Departmental Core (24 credits)
Health care is the fastest growing industry in the country, and comprises over one-tenth of all economic activity in the United States. By many estimates, health expenditures will continue to increase in the coming years, creating even more job opportunities in health administration. In this dynamic industry, new, young leaders will be needed to adjust to the constant technological, financial, managerial, and demographic changes. The Rider faculty is committed to preparing students for a wide variety of managerial positions in the many industries, which comprise the health care sector.
Introducing Health Communication
Why Major in History at Rider University?
Please see Social Studies Education.
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management (HRM) professionals perform many vital business activities in organizations. As both private and public sector organizations have become more concerned about such issues as legal compliance and ensuring employee work behaviors are aligned with strategic objectives, the demand for well-trained HRM professionals has increased greatly. Practitioners in HRM are involved in a variety of important, interesting, and challenging activities.