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The Information Systems faculty has a rich blend of teaching, research, and industry expertise, providing students with the conceptual and practical knowledge necessary to pursue a successful career in information systems development and/or management.
The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Integrated Sciences and Math (ISM) is designed primarily as a second major for students in the CLAES School of Education interested in teaching science or math at the middle school level. The program is tailored to meet the New Jersey certification requirements for middle school science or math teachers and to facilitate the timely completion of the dual graduation requirements for education majors in the School of Education and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The Interdisciplinary Minor in Special Education is designed for Rider University undergraduate students who are enrolled as elementary education majors with a second major in psychology. In addition to the courses required for the elementary education major, students enrolled in the minor program are required to take a specific sequence of courses within the psychology major.The following courses, designed to teach concepts and applications in special education, are also required:
The Interdisciplinary Minor in Special Education is designed for Rider University undergraduate students who are enrolled as secondary education majors. In addition to the courses required for the secondary education major, students enrolled in the minor program are required to take a specific sequence of courses within the second major.The following courses, designed to teach concepts and applications in special education, are also required:
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:
Requirements for the Italian Minor (18 semester hours)ITA-200, 201Italian III, IV*6 One course in literature3 Three additional Italian courses9* 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 and Journalism 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.
See yourself working in a foreign country, as an ambassador, as an interpreter, as a teacher, as a global business executive and more!
Requirements for the Minor (21 semester hours)Spanish Language*SPA-200, 201Spanish III, IV3-6Gateway CourseSPA-311Latin-American/Latino Culture3Area-specific Courses**Four or five courses from at least three disciplines and no more than two courses from any one discipline.
The Law and Justice ProgramThe Program houses a major in criminal justice, as well as a minor in Legal Studies and a minor in Criminal Justice Studies.
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. The curriculum provides for skill development and exposes students to bodies of knowledge shared by edu­­cated persons. Offered for adult students 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 evidence based assessment and interventions to produce meaningful and socially significant changes in behavior in community, home, educational and work settings.ABA Highlights
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).