Academics at Widener
With a Widener degree, you won’t just make a living. You’ll make a life.
When you enroll in an undergraduate or graduate academic program at Widener University, you’re taking the first step toward achieving your career and life goals.
College students of all ages love Widener for its academic quality, access to professors, and focus on experiential learning, leadership development, career preparation, and community service. You can see it all on display during Student Projects Day, our annual celebration of the scholarly work of students and faculty from across the university.
Our academic programs include over 60 undergraduate majors and minors and graduate and professional degrees in Business Administration, Clinical Psychology, Criminal Justice, Education, Engineering, Higher Education, Hospitality & Tourism, Human Sexuality, Law, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Public Administration, and Social Work. We also offer a host of and degree and certificate options for adult undergraduates and corporate programs for working professionals.
Degree Programs at Widener
No matter where you are in your studies, Widener has a program for you. Check out academic programs at Widener to see which one fits you best.
The 1821 Experience
In this pre-orientation program, you will explore how multiculturalism adds to the college experience and connect with other students on campus.
This multi-day backpacking trip, led by members of the Outdoor Adventure Club, offers incoming Widener students a chance to build self-confidence and a social network of like-minded students on campus while having fun in the Appalachian Mountains.
This student life leadership program, Enhancing Leadership Experience Via Activities, Training, and Engagement, aka ELEVATE, allows you to build or hone your leadership skills with learning tracks for emerging student leaders.
The Oskin Leaders program inspires and equips Widener undergraduates to courageously leverage their passion and leadership skills to create significant, positive change.
University College student Dale Kerns Jr. established the Little Angels Foundation, which provides financial and emotional support for children suffering from cancer, tumors, and other deadly diseases.
College of Arts & Sciences
Chemistry Major Anna Miller ‘12, from East Prospect, PA, served as site team leader at CityTeam International in Chester, where she coordinated the efforts of 10 other PSC students.
College of Arts & Sciences
Anthropology Major Sara E. McManus ’13 has been named a 2012 Newman Civic Fellow, an award that recognizes inspiring college student leaders who have worked to find solutions for challenges facing their communities.
Alternative Spring Break
Anthropology Major Jess Viscuso ’12 and Nursing Major Devin Weesner ’13 coordinated Alternative Spring Break efforts for 87 students and faculty and staff chaperones at six locations throughout the U.S.
Institute of Physical Therapy Education
Doctoral Student Scott Cheney serves on the board of the Society for Student-run Medical Clinics, where he is one of five national directors charged with planning the society’s international conference.
President James T. Harris III has been appointed chair of the Board Directors for the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) for 2012–13. Harris has served on the AICUP Board of Directors since 2007, most recently as vice-chair.
Dr. Harry Augensen, associate dean of science and professor of physics and astronomy, helped alumnus Dominic Liberto ’08 arrange a private moment during a public viewing at the Widener University Observatory to propose to his girlfriend, Jenn. She said yes!