Majors, Minors and Certificates

A to Z Listing

ProgramMajorMinorCertificate
Accounting (CBA)
Accounting (CCS)
Allied Health Studies (CCS)
Allied Health Studies Online (CCS)
American Studies
Arts Administration
Behavioral Neuroscience
Bilingual Education
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration (A.A.) (CCS)
Business Administration (CBA)
Business Administration (CCS)
Business Analytics
Business Basics Certificate
Business Education
Business Plus Certificate
Chemistry (B.A.)
Chemistry (B.S.)
Chinese
Chinese and Asian Area Studies
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Criminal Justice (LAS)
Criminal Justice (CCS)
Dance B.A.
Early Childhood Education
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Economics (B.A.) (LAS)
Economics B.S.B.A. (CBA)
Elementary Education
Elementary Education and Interdisciplinary Minor in Special Education with a Second Major in a Content Area
Elementary Education and Interdisciplinary Minor in Special Education with a Second Major in Psychology
Elementary Education with a concentration in Multidisciplinary Studies
Elementary Education with a concentration in Multidisciplinary Studies with a Middle School Endorsement
Elementary Education with a concentration in Multidisciplinary Studies with a minor in Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education with a concentration in Multidisciplinary Studies with a minor in Special Education
Elementary Education with a concentration in Multidisciplinary Studies with an ESL/Bilingual Endorsement
English
English as a Second Language Certificate
Entrepreneurial Studies (CBA)
Entrepreneurial Studies (CCS)
Entrepreneurial Studies Concentration (CBA)
Entrepreneurial Studies Concentration (CCS)
Entrepreneurship for Non-Business Majors
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Studies
Ethics
European Area Studies
Event Planning and Production
Film and Media Studies
Filmmaking TV and Radio
Finance (CBA)
Finance (CCS)
Finance Minor for Non-Business Majors
Financial Management Concentration
Financial Services Marketing Concentration
Fine Arts (Art)
Fraud and Business Forensics Certificate (CCS)
Fraud and Business Forensics Concentration (CBA)
Fraud and Business Forensics Concentration (CCS)
French
Gender and Sexuality Studies
General Business B.S.B.A.- Online (CCS)
General Business for Non-Business Majors
General Studies (A.A.) (CCS)
Geosciences
German
Global Studies
Global Supply Chain Management
Graphic Design
Health Administration
Health Care Management
Health Care Policy
Health Communication
Health Sciences
History
Homeland Security Policy
Human Resource Management (CBA)
Human Resource Management (CCS)
Information Systems (CBA)
Information Systems (CCS)
Integrated Sciences and Math
International Business
Investment Analysis Certificate
Journalism
Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies
Leadership Development Program
Legal Studies
Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies - Marine Ecological Emphasis
Management and Leadership (CBA)
Management and Leadership (CCS)
Management and Leadership/Human Resource Management Double Major (CBA)
Management and Leadership/Human Resource Management Double Major (CCS)
Marine Sciences
Marketing (CBA)
Marketing (CCS)
Mathematics
Middle School Education
Multicultural Studies
Music Studies
Musical Theatre: Musical Direction (B.M.)
Musical Theatre: Voice Primary (B.F.A.)
Nursing: Online R.N. to B.S.N.
Organizational Psychology B.A. (LAS)
Organizational Psychology (CBA)
Organizational Psychology (CCS)
Philosophy
Physics
Political Communication
Political Science
Popular Music Studies
Premedical Predental Preveterinary Studies (CCS)
Professional Writing
Psychology (LAS)
Psychology (CCS)
Psychology Online (CCS)
Public Relations (CCS)
Public Relations (LAS)
Public Relations Certificate (CCS)
Sales
SAP Student Recognition Award Certificate
Science for Business
Secondary Education
Secondary Education Interdisciplinary Minor in Special Education
Social Work (CCS)
Social Work (LAS)
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education for Elementary Education Majors with a Second Major in a Content Area
Special Education for Elementary Education Majors with a Second Major in Psychology
Sport Management
Sport Studies
Sports Media
Sustainability Studies
Theatre
Web Design

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College of Continuing Studies

College of Education and Human Services

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

School of Fine and Performing ArtsWestminster Choir of the Arts

College of Business Administration

ProgramMajorMinorCertificate
Accounting
Business Administration (B.S.B.A.)
Economics (B.S.B.A.)
Business Analytics
Entrepreneurial Studies
Entrepreneurial Studies Concentration
Entrepreneurship for Non-Business Majors
Finance
Financial Management Concentration
Financial Services Marketing Concentration
Fraud and Business Forensics Concentration
General Business for Non-Business Majors
Global Supply Chain Management
Health Administration
Health Care Management
Human Resource Management
Information Systems
International Business
Investment Analysis Certificate
Leadership Development Program
Legal Studies
Management and Leadership
Management and Leadership/Human Resource Management Double Major (B.S.B.A.)
Marketing
Organizational Psychology B.S.B.A. (CBA)
Sales
SAP Student Recognition Award Certificate
Science for Business
Sport Management
Sport Studies

College of Continuing Studies

ProgramMajorMinorCertificate
Accounting (B.S.B.A.)
Allied Health Studies (B.S.)
Allied Health Studies Online
Business Administration (A.A.)
Business Administration (B.S.B.A.)
Business Basics Certificate
Business Plus Certificate
Criminal Justice
Entrepreneurial Studies (B.S.B.A.)
Entrepreneurial Studies Concentration
Entrepreneurship for Non-Business Majors
Finance (B.S.B.A.)
Financial Management Concentration
Financial Services Marketing Concentration
Fraud and Business Forensics Certificate
Fraud and Business Forensics Concentration
General Studies (A.A.)
General Business - Online (B.S.B.A)
Human Resource Management (B.S.B.A.)
Information Systems (B.S.B.A.)
Investment Analysis Certificate
Liberal Studies (B.A.)
Management and Leadership (B.S.B.A.)
Management and Leadership/Human Resource Management Double Major (B.S.B.A.)
Marketing (B.S.B.A.)
Nursing: Online RN to B.S.N.
Organizational Psychology B.S.B.A.
Premedical Predental Preveterinary Studies
Psychology (B.A.)
Psychology Online
Public Relations (B.A.)
Public Relations Certificate
Social Work

College of Education and Human Services

ProgramMajorMinorCertificate
Bilingual Education
Business Education
Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education
Elementary Education and Interdisciplinary Minor in Special Education with a Second Major in a Content Area
Elementary Education and Interdisciplinary Minor in Special Education with a Second Major in Psychology
Elementary Education with a concentration in Multidisciplinary Studies
Elementary Education with a concentration in Multidisciplinary Studies with a Middle School Endorsement
Elementary Education with a concentration in Multidisciplinary Studies with a minor in Early Childhood Education
Elementary Education with a concentration in Multidisciplinary Studies with a minor in Special Education
Elementary Education with a concentration in Multidisciplinary Studies with an ESL/Bilingual Endorsement
English as a Second Language
Middle School Education
Secondary Education
Secondary Education and Interdisciplinary Minor in Special Education
Special Education for Elementary Education Majors with a Second Major in a Content Area
Special Education for Elementary Education Majors with a Second Major in Psychology

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

ProgramMajorMinorCertificate
American Studies
Behavioral Neuroscience
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry (B.A.)
Chemistry (B.S.)
Chinese
Chinese and Asian Area Studies
Communication Studies
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Economics (B.A.)
English
Entrepreneurship for Non-Business Majors
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Studies
Ethics
European Area Studies
Event Planning and Production
Film and Media Studies
Filmmaking TV and Radio
Finance Minor for Non-business Majors
French
Gender and Sexuality Studies
General Business for Non-Business Majors
Geosciences
German
Global Studies
Graphic Design
Health Communication
Health Care Policy
Health Sciences
History
Homeland Security Policy
Integrated Sciences and Math
Journalism
Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies
Liberal Studies - Marine Ecological Emphasis
Marine Sciences
Mathematics
Multicultural Studies
Organizational Psychology B.A.
Philosophy
Physics
Political Communication
Political Science
Professional Writing
Psychology
Public Relations
Science for Business
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Sports Media
Sustainability Studies
Web Design

School of Fine and Performing Arts, Westminster College of the Arts

ProgramMajorMinorCertificate
Arts Administration
Dance
Fine Arts (Art)
Music Studies
Musical Theatre: Musical Direction (B.M.)
Musical Theatre (B.F.A.)
Popular Music Studies
Theatre

The Academic Programs A to Z Chart lists Rider University's majors, minors and certificates alphabetically, along with the college or school that grants each degree, major, minor and certificate. The following definitions explain the difference between majors, minors, tracks, concentrations, and emphases:

Major An organized group of courses ranging from introductory through advanced levels. Typically most if not all courses are in a single primary area of study, although some majors include study in multiple disciplines. Undergraduate majors require between 18 and 90 credits, depending upon the liberal arts or professional focus. Graduate majors require between 30 and 45 credits. Entrance into some majors may require prerequisites, portfolios, auditions, or other forms of assessment. Upon completion of all requirements, the major is listed on the official transcript.
Minor An organized group of courses, typically involving introductory through intermediate levels. While most minors are in a single discipline, Rider University offers several interdisciplinary minors, such as Law and Justice, and Sustainability Studies. Minors are offered at only the undergraduate level, and require between 15-24 credits. Some departments have restrictions on the connection between major and minor options. Entrance into some minors may require prerequisites, portfolios, auditions, or other forms of assessment. Upon completion of all requirements, the minor is listed on the official transcript.
Track A choice of specialty within a degree, tracks comprise an organized group of courses serving a particular focus within a major. In undergraduate and graduate majors that represent multiple disciplines, tracks indicate a particular disciplinary focus. In a single discipline major with tracks, each track represents a singular focus, often representing a liberal arts or professional path. In some cases, a track represents a sub-specialization within the major field. Entrance into some tracks, particularly those that represent a particular disciplinary focus, may require prerequisites, portfolios, auditions, or other forms of assessment. Tracks require between 21 and 52 credits. Upon completion of all requirements, the track is listed on the official transcript along with the major field of study.
Concentration Concentrations, such as English Literature or English Writing, represent a specialty or focus within an undergraduate or graduate major field of study. Typically, a concentration unites courses around content or a particular theme. Concentration requirements are a portion of a major, not the entire major itself. In some cases, concentrations refer to an interdisciplinary combination. Entrance into some concentrations may require prerequisites, portfolios, auditions, or other forms of assessment. Undergraduate concentrations require between 15 and 36 credits; graduate concentrations range from 9 to 18 credits. Upon completion of all requirements, the concentration is listed on the official transcript along with the major field of study.
Emphasis Typically an organized group of courses in a single discipline, the emphasis represents a subset of credits within an undergraduate or graduate major. The emphasis provides a coherent focus of study within a discipline, which may or not be in the major field. Typically an emphasis represents less than a third of the total major credits, mostly ranging from 15 to 19 credits. Entrance into some areas of emphasis may require prerequisites, portfolios, auditions, or other forms of assessment. Upon completion of all requirements, the emphasis is listed on the official transcript along with the major field of study.