Humanities Majors

Whether you major in French or creative writing, philosophy or literature, studying the humanities at Rider will open your heart and mind with the powerful insights of a liberal arts education. You’ll gain the essential skills employers value most: problem solving, reasoning, the ability to communicate persuasively and relate effectively to people of diverse backgrounds and interests.

See the successes of recent humanities graduates in the sampling below.

Humanities Majors Offered at Rider

The humanities are at the very heart of a liberal arts education. Rider’s humanities majors offer an in-depth exploration of the human condition.

Current Positions Held

Rider’s humanities graduates have found rewarding career paths in a wide range of professional positions.

  • Academic Advising
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program Participant (English Teacher, Austria)
  • Graduate Student
  • History Teacher
  • Hotel Sales Representative
  • National Accounts Associate
  • Program Coordinator
  • Public Affairs Officer
  • Visitor Experience Guide


Humanities majors develop transferrable skills that employers highly value. Our humanities graduates are putting their creativity, analytical and problem-solving skills, and excellence communication abilities to work in virtually every type of enterprise.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex
Bristol Myers-Squibb
National Park Service
National Constitution Center
Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan
Watchung Hills HS

Internships / Co-Ops

Those opportunities available while at Rider.

National Guard Militia Museum
New Jersey Division Criminal Justice
ohn S. Watson Institute for Public Policy (Thomas Edison)
Rider University

Graduate & Professional Schools

The quality and rigor of Rider’s humanities majors offer excellent preparation for continued academic study. Our recent graduates are engaged in graduate study in the U.S. and abroad.

Fordham University
Rutgers University
Univ of Bristol (UK)
Univ of Illinios
Univ of Toronto

Study Abroad Opportunities

Study abroad experiences provide excellent opportunities for humanities majors to enrich their understanding of language, culture and people through international travel.

  • $36,169
    Average salary reported for humanities and social sciences majors in 2014 by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

  • Fulbright Winners
    Over the last six years, Rider has had five prestigious Fulbright Scholarship winners.

  • 63
    Number of countries our international students call home.

I knew that if I put my mind to it and worked hard at it, I knew I would accomplish anything.

Elementary Education, American Studies