Program Overview

Designed for working professionals, as well as career changers, Rider’s B.A. in 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.

With a Psychology degree from Rider you will:

  • Develop analytical and research skills - strengths that every employer values
  • Understand and appreciate the scientific foundations and human service aspects of the field of psychology
  • Analyze issues in contemporary psychology and recognize and apply psychological knowledge in order to provide solutions to real world problems
  • Prepare for a variety of careers in business, social service agencies, and others
Online Format Available

Program Highlights

Students develop both interpersonal and intrapersonal knowledge through academic experiences and extra-curricular activities that foster self-awareness and personal growth, the development of leadership skills, and a respect and understanding for human development and human diversity.

  • 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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Continuing studies students study on campus

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