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Social Sciences Majors

Understanding what drives modern society is why we study social sciences. Whether you pursue Economics, Political Science, Sociology or related social science studies at Rider, you’ll gain the confidence and skills needed for a wide range of careers — including the ability to analyze critically, communicate persuasively, and work collaboratively and creatively. Our graduates are making a difference as agents of political and social change nationwide.

See the successes of recent social sciences graduates in the sampling below.

Social Sciences Majors Offered at Rider

Rider’s majors in the social sciences offer students the opportunity to explore the complex social, legal, economic and political issues facing modern society.

Current Positions Held

The study of social sciences prepares students for a wide range of professional opportunities, as shown in the jobs held by recent graduates.

  • Academic Advising Specialist
  • Alumni Coordinator
  • Chief of Staff to Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott, New York City Department of Education
  • Chief of Staff to Office of Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski
  • Chief of Staff for New Jersey Assemblyman Herb Conaway
  • Chief, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Clerkship at Milford Superior Court
  • Director of Operations and Development
  • Drug/Alcohol Counselor
  • Family Advocate
  • Graduate Student
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • Publicist
  • Senior Analyst, Health Division
  • Youth Development Director

Employers

Rider social sciences graduates are making a difference locally, nationally and worldwide through their work.

Assemblyman Herb Conaway MD
comScore
Family Connections
NYC DOE
Peace Corps
U.S. Coast Guard
Office Assemblyman John S Wisniewski
Teach for America
Tucker Company Wordwide
Ukraine Business Council
US Embassy Santo Domingo
Middletown South Township School District
YMCA Hamilton

Internships / Co-Ops

While students at Rider, our social science graduates explored their career options and gained hands-on experiences through these internships and co-op experiences.

ABC News
AIG
Cartus
CNN
New Jersey Division Criminal Justice
Office Governor NewJersey
Rider University
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Graduate & Professional Schools

Rider’s undergraduate programs in the social sciences provided our recent alumni with an excellent foundation admission to these excellent graduate and professional schools.

American University
Cornell University
Rider University
Rutgers University
University of Pennsylvania
Vermont Law School
Villanova

Study Abroad Opportunities

Study abroad experiences offer Rider’s social science majors the opportunity to explore political and economic systems in diverse cultures, global conflict and cooperation, and the unique differences of another culture and society.

Australia
China
England
France
Greece
Ireland
Italy
  • $35,503
    Average salary reported for humanities and social sciences majors in 2011 by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

  • Fulbright Winners
    Over the last six years, Rider has had five prestigious Fulbright Scholarship winners.

  • 3
    For the third consecutive year, competing against over 300 teams from around the world, Rider's Model U.N. Team received the Outstanding Delegation Award - the highest possible honor - and the Outstanding Position Paper Award.

  • Student Global Village
    Rider's acclaimed Student Global VillageTM course uses intercontinental videoconferencing to link Rider students to their peers at an international partner university to study culture, history and conflict resolution, most recently in Kufa University in Najaf, Iraq.


I went to college with plans to pursue communication studies, but Rider ignited my passion for travel and global issues and solidified my plans to pursue a career as a global citizen.

Global Studies, French