Prepare To Thrive In Our Increasingly Global Society

Global Studies at Rider is a rigorous program aimed at providing students a firm foundation and awareness of globalization, global community, international relations and the politics of the global economy.

Admission Requirements

Learn more about Rider’s application process.

How to apply

View first-year admission requirements, application deadlines and steps to apply.

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Major Requirements

The global studies major offers the freedom to create your own course of study — combining courses from business to political science, from anthropology to economics, from communications to foreign languages — based on your professional interests and needs.

A World Of Opportunity

Global studies graduates exit Rider with the whole world in their hands. They pursue diverse careers in areas including government service, international business, law, international NGOs (non-government organizations), and other organizations that deal with international and global issues. Many students also choose to further their education in graduate and professional schools to study law, public affairs and international relations.

So, where can a B.A. in Global Studies from Rider take you? Here’s where you’ll find our graduates hard at work:

  • Google (International branch)
  • Peace Corps
  • United Nations
  • The U.S. Embassy
  • U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC)
  • The Paris Institute of Political Studies

Obtain A New Way Of Viewing The World

As a Global Studies major, you will gain the tools and skills needed to thrive in our increasingly global society — along with a new way of viewing the world. You’ll also have crucial access to internships in the United States and around the world.

How to Apply

View requirements, application deadlines and steps to apply.

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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Transferring to Rider

Interested in transferring to Rider for global studies?

Visit the Community College Agreements page to see the community colleges Rider partners with and the courses that transfer for each major.


Global Studies, B.A.

Frank Rusciano

Professor, Director of Global Studies Program

Political Science

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rusciano [at]


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