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.
Rider social sciences graduates are making a difference locally, nationally and worldwide through their work.
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.
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.
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.
Average salary reported for humanities and social sciences majors in 2011 by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Over the last six years, Rider has had five prestigious Fulbright Scholarship winners.
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.