Majors, Minors, & Programs
The International Business Co-major is designed to enable students in the College of Business Adminstration to expand the breadth and depth of their knowledge by combining international business with another business major.
Concurrent business majors include:
Computer Information Systems
Human Resource Management
Management and Leadership
Requirements for the Italian Minor (18 semester hours)
Italian III, IV*
One course in literature
Three additional Italian courses
* If original student placement is above these levels, 300 or 400 level courses may be taken instead.
Journalism students at Rider hone their writing skills and learn to mine databases in the Communication Department's three state-of-the-art Journalism Labs. In addition, students get out of the classroom to gather information for their stories, attending Township Council meetings, conducting exit polls during elections and reporting live on a New Jersey Devils game, to name just a few.
Requirements for the Minor (21 semester hours)
Spanish III, IV
Area-specific Courses**Four or five courses from at least three disciplines and no more than two courses from any one discipline.
Law and Justice is an academic program designed to allow students to study issues of law, its development and violation from a multidisciplinary perspective. The Program houses a major in criminal justice, as well as a minor in Legal Studies and a minor in
The Counseling-Related Services concentration prepares graduates with knowledge of mental health issues in order to increase their effectiveness as leaders and change agents in organizations that serve consumers with mental health needs.
Program Goal: Prepare graduates for a variety of institutional roles in higher education, with emphasis on developing leadership skills for organizational change.
Program Goal: Prepare graduates with skills and abilities needed to lead organizational change and understand how information technology can be used to improve organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies enables students - through a variety of learning experiences - to consider humankind in the contemporary world. Offered for adult learners enrolled in the College of Continuing Studies, the program provides an opportunity for students to share common learning experiences and to develop personal plans of study for career advancement, personal growth, and graduate study.
The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies: Environmental Emphasis is designed specifically as a second major for students in the CLAES School of Education interested in teaching science in elementary schools. The program is tailored to meet the interdisciplinary science objectives of elementary education majors and to facilitate the timely completion of their dual requirements in the School of Education and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies: Marine Ecological Emphasis is designed specifically as a second major for students in the CLAES School of Education interested in teaching science in elementary schools. The program is tailored to meet the interdisciplinary science objectives of elementary education majors and to facilitate the timely completion of their dual requirements in the School of Education and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Master of Arts in Applied Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Applied behavior analysts use their special training to produce meaningful and socially significant changes in behavior in community, home, educational and work settings.
M.A. Business CommunicationPreparing professionals to support and advance business strategy
This 60-credit program prepares candidates for counseling positions in mental health agencies, hospitals, industry, and private practice. The program is accredited under the 2001 CACREP standards and meets the academic requirements for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and most other states; and for certification as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS).
This 48-credit program prepares students to be certified as a school counselor in elementary and secondary public and private schools. The program’s emphasis is on developmental counseling. Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the program has been approved for certification by the New Jersey State Board of Education and meets the certification requirements in most other states; and meets the core requirements of the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).
Management and Leadership
The manager's job is an exciting and fast-paced one that requires the ability to make decisions quickly and facilitate the work of others. The Management and Leadership major gives students the knowledge and skills they need to compete in a rapidly changing global marketplace. Firms of all sizes and in all fields need good managers who know how to motivate subordinates, manage teams, resolve conflicts, and lead by example. Businesses want new employees who can handle themselves as subordinates, supervisors, and team members.
Management and Leadership Major (18 semester hours)
Plus four of the following courses
Small Business Management
Introduction to Human Resource Management
Managing Workforce Diversity
The Marine Sciences major prepares students for meaningful and productive post-baccalaureate employment and/or admission to high-quality graduate programs. Although administered by GEMS, the Marine Sciences major is truly interdisciplinary in nature, both in its curriculum and faculty.The program investigates and emphasizes the multiple feedback interactions among unicellular to vertebrate marine organisms, the physiochemistry of the water in which they live, and the substrates in and/or on which they dwell.
Note: The Marine Sciences minor is not open to Marine Sciences majors.
PLEASE NOTE: Some of the following requirements for the Marine Sciences Minor may be satisfied by taking similar coursework through Rider Approved Study Abroad Programs. Please contact your academic advisor, the GEMS department chair, and/or Rider's Center for International Education (CIE) for further information.
Students who major in Marketing are prepared for a broad array of careers in such fields as sales, retailing, promotion, distribution, customer service, marketing research and others.