Program overview

Rider’s integrated sciences and math program is designed primarily as a second major for students in the College of Education and Human Services to train aspiring educators to teach science and math at the elementary and middle school levels. Tailor your educational experience with our program concentrations in life sciences, physical sciences, earth sciences or mathematics. 

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Program requirements

This interdisciplinary course of study features a broad and challenging core curriculum in science and mathematics and a concentration selected by each student in mathematics or earth, life or physical sciences.  

From plan to potential

The integrated science and math major is tailored to meet the New Jersey certification requirements for middle school science or math teachers. It also facilitates the timely completion of the dual graduation requirements for education majors in the College of Education and Human Services and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

So where can this innovative degree take you? Here are a few school districts where you’ll find our grads sharing their love for science and math as classroom teachers.

School districts:

  • West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District
  • Flemington-Raritan School District
  • Pequannock Valley Middle School
  • Morris School District
  • Bergen Arts & Science Charter School
  • Bordentown School District
  • Edison Township School District
  • Broward County Public Schools (FL)
  • Clemson University (SC)
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With the rigorous hands-on learning that Rider has provided me with, it allowed me to understand science teaching in a whole new way.
Chris Katona '17

Engaged learning

Learning by doing. That’s the driving principle behind Engaged Learning at Rider. It’s where theory meets practice, giving you the opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and insights you’ve gained in the classroom to real-world situations and professional settings.

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Financial aid resources

Learn more about financial aid, tuition and the various options we offer to make your college education affordable.


Integrated Sciences and Math (B.A.)

Daniel Druckenbrod

Professor, GEMS Department Chair

Mike and Patti Hennessy Science and Technology Center

ddruckenbrod [at]


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