Academic Programs and Opportunities

Academics / Academic Programs and Opportunities
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There's no place for passive learning at Rider. As a student, you will be encouraged to take advantage of numerous opportunities for hands-on learning. You and your classmates might form a consulting team to advise a community agency on a problem. You may be selected as a research assistant on a professor's nationally funded research project or decide to pursue your own independent interests. If you're like most Rider students, you'll complete at least one professional internship or practicum in your major. Many students do two or more internships, allowing them to test their interests and network with professionals.  

Center for the Development of Leadership Skills

Rider University’s Center for the Development of Leadership Skills (CDLS), launched in the Fall of 2004, strives to develop the leadership capacities of the Rider community. By providing effective leadership training and quality programming, the CDLS complements and expands upon Rider’s tradition of producing tomorrow’s innovative leaders and confident professionals. 

Honors Programs

Enhance your college experience through richer, deeper learning.  As an Honors student at Rider, you’ll delve into issues, consider topics from different perspectives, think with independence and imagination, and form lasting bonds with your classmates.

Internships & Co-Ops

Rider students know that the hands-on experiences they gain as interns gives them an invaluable “inside view” to a possible career path, important networking opportunities and academic credit. And, for many Rider students, their internships lead to job offers.

Study Abroad

There's nothing more exciting than traveling to an unfamiliar country to study or take on an internship. Learning overseas means looking at yourself, your country and the world in a new way.