Majors, Minors, & Programs
The Political Science Department at Rider University offers two majors, one in the discipline of Political Science and another in Global Studies.
In addition to education in the main areas of the discipline, Political Science majors can take a concentration in Pre-Law, Practical Politics, American Politics, International Relations and Comparative Politics, or Political Theory.
The Music Program on Rider University's main campus in Lawrenceville, NJ offers two degrees in music. The Bachelor of Arts in Popular Music Culture presents students with a focused study in twentieth- and twenty-first century popular music in a unique context that will give them an unrivalled advantage in any professional aspect of popular music, and the Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts/Music tr
The Popular Music Culture Minor requires 18 credits.
Popular Music Culture MinorRequired Courses
Rider's post baccalaureate premedical studies program is most appropriate for career changers who have not yet taken the undergraduate science course prerequisites for admission to medical school, dental school, veterinary school, etc.
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Rider University offers students with baccalaureate degrees the opportunity to take the undergraduate science course prerequisites for medical, dental, veterinary or graduate school.
Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership and Supervision (Principal Certificate)
The Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership and Supervision is a sequence option designed for candidates who aspire to school leadership positions as a director, assistant principal, or principal. Candidates have completed a master’s degree and hold New Jersey certification as a supervisor. A second course in supervision (EDAD-511) is required of candidates who have previously taken only one course in a state-approved supervisory certification sequence.
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A Comprehensive Education
The Psychology Department is designed to meet the needs of various types of students and to develop a broad understanding of the many topic areas within psychology. The program is committed to helping students:
understand and appreciate both the scientific foundations and human service aspects of the field of psychology
develop and apply oral, written, analytical and critical-thinking skills applied to psychological issues, questions and problems
The Bachelor of Arts in Psychology helps students develop analytical and research skills - strengths that every employer values - and prepare them for a variety of careers in business, social service agencies, and others.
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This program specialization prepares students to become certified teachers of psychology. It is available to students enrolled in the elementary or social studies education programs. Students must elect psychology or social studies as the second major accompanying the education major and take the appropriate psychology internship (PSY-480: Field Work Internships in Psychology).
Public Relations students at Rider study the theories behind effective public communication. Students learn all facets of practical campaigns, learning from professionals in the field as well as their professors. In the capstone course, students work with local corporate or nonprofit clients.
Classroom experiences are augmented by membership in the Rider Public Relations Society.
The Public Relations Certificate is designed for students who have or are pursuing a baccalaureate degree and wish to specialize in the area of public relations. The 24-credit program includes courses in writing for the media, publication design, speech communication, as well as other areas of public relations. Upon completion of the program, students with a baccalaureate degree receive an official Public Relations Certificate.
The Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations helps students understand the theories behind effective public communication. Students learn all facets of practical campaigns, learning from professionals in the field as well as their professors. In the capstone course, students work with local corporate or nonprofit clients.
This program prepares students to become professionals of literacy education in school, business, industrial, and other settings where coaching in reading and writing skills are offered. The program is approved by the New Jersey State Board of Education for preparation of certified reading specialists and teachers of reading. Because the program is nationally accredited, graduates qualify for reading specialist certification in states across the country including Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware.
The Russian area studies minor is an interdisciplinary program designed to give students a comprehensive understanding of Russia, in historical perspectives and in contemporary settings. It draws upon the humanities, the social sciences, and, when possible, suitable offerings in the School of Education and the College of Business Administration. By combining this minor with a traditional major, the student has the advantage of both the knowledge of a single discipline and a unified view of Russia.
Requirements for the Russian Major (24 semester hours beyond Russian IV and 12 semester hours in collateral liberal arts courses)
Russian Literature from 988 to 1850
Russian Literature from 1850 to 1917
20th-Century Russian Literature
Requirements for the Russian Minor (18 semester hours)
Russian III, IV*
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