Program Overview

Designed for working professionals as well as career changers seeking a role in human resources, Rider’s Organizational Psychology program for Continuing Studies students lets students gain the skills and credentials to advance – while balancing both their career and family life. This program is available on-campus or online.

    What You'll Learn

    With an Organizational Psychology degree from Rider you will:

    • Develop a comprehensive understanding of human behavior in work settings
    • Explore the key concepts of management and psychology, including perception and attitudes, employee motivation and engagement, and organizational leadership and power
    • Learn how to enhance performance within an organization or business
    • Benefit from networking and gain real-world experience through internships and other professional opportunities 

    Industry Outlook

    Are you interested in knowing what motivates a person to perform well at a job, or what qualities a company needs to look for to make a great hire? A degree in Organizational Psychology from Rider University focuses on the behavioral aspects of managing and supervising the human resources of an organization or business. Organizational psychologists are in demand because their expertise results in better hires, increased productivity, reduced turnover and lower labor costs.

    Career Opportunities:

    • Human resource officer
    • Employee development manager
    • Organizational development director
    • Quality performance manager
    • Organizational psychologist
    • Testing specialist
    • Compensation and benefits specialist

    Program Highlights

    • Choose from convenient evening courses (on campus) and select online offerings
    • Extensive advisement and academic support for working adults
    • Transfer up to 90 credits toward the 120-credit degree program
    • Earn college credit for what you know with our Prior Learning Assessment program
    • Tailor courses to meet to your professional goals
    • Take advantage of Rider’s special tuition, and scholarship and grant support
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    Curriculum Overview

    The curriculum is designed to provide a seamless transition from an Associate degree. Students can transfer up to 72 credits from a two-year institution (or 90 credits maximum). Students can also earn college credit for knowledge acquired through work experiences with our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program.

    Admission Requirements

    Official transcripts from all institutions attended with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA