GLASS: General Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies Program for Undeclared Majors

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If you’re still considering your major…you’re in good company:  One of every five Rider freshmen waits to declare a major.  

Features of the GLASS Program include:

  • GLASS Freshman Seminars help students explore career options and academic majors.
  • Peer-to-Peer Mentoring from successful GLASS students.
  • Major and Career Advising
    We will help you connect your interests, strengths, and values to possible majors and careers.
  • Academic Linked Advising via the Freshman Seminars.
  • Sophomore Mentoring Program partners sophomores in the GLASS program with Rider Alum to focus on professional development and life after Rider University
  • A Core Curriculum provides a unique opportunity to sample courses in a wide variety of areas while fulfilling the necessary requirements for graduation.
  • GLASS prepares students to participate in immersion opportunities, designed to connect academic interests to the world beyond the classroom:

For more information, contact:

Terri Marriott
Director of Student Academic Services
Fine Arts 207

Theresa (Terri) Marriott, M.A. 03 09 is the Director of Student Academic Services for Liberal Arts and Sciences and Adjunct Professor for the College of Continuing Studies.  She earned her Master and Bachelor degrees from Rider University and joined the Rider Administration in 1995.

Kelly Bidle
Associate Dean, LAS; Professor, Biology; Interim Chairperson, Mathematics
Fine Arts 207B


1996-2001 Postdoctoral Fellow, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
1991-1996 Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology, Center of Marine Biotechnology; University of Maryland
1987-1991 B.S. in Biology, Cook College, Rutgers University

Lauren Nicolosi
Career Advisor
Fine Arts Building, Dean's Suite 207G

Lauren is the Career Advisor for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.  As a Career Advisor, she assists current students and alumni with: