Dive Into An Enriching Education
Building on more than 50-years of excellence, studying in the Geological, Environmental and Marine Sciences (GEMS) department at Rider will take you places. It may take you to the Rocky Mountains to complete a geology field experience, to Roatan, Honduras for a marine field experience, or the Galapagos Islands to explore unique marine and terrestrial environments.
You may discover adventure in your own backyard as our central New Jersey location offers access to place-based learning in coastal marshes and beaches, ancient rocks in northern NJ, old, uncut forests in central NJ, and fossil beds in southern NJ.
Wherever your studies take you, your journey will be carefully guided by our faculty. As a result, you will be well-trained to enter a variety of interdisciplinary science careers or to pursue advanced studies.
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