Widener Online Degree Programs
Widener recognizes that students with busy work and personal lives need flexibility. We are pleased to offer fully online programs that will allow you to further your education while you continue to meet your work and family obligations. You can earn your degree in the convenience of your home or from anywhere using most mobile devices. You will never be required to come to campus – although you are always welcome to at any time.
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Widener’s AACSB-accreditedMBA program provides a unique, fully integrative approach for aspiring business leaders to gain the relevant knowledge, skills, and competencies they need to succeed in today’s business environment. The online program has the same great courses and professors as the on-campus program. You may choose to concentrate in Health Care Management, Business Process Innovation, or choose a general MBA. Online courses are offered in an accelerated 7-week format.
Our social work programs have been designed to meet the educational and lifestyle needs of most students seeking graduate training in social work. Our faculty members are dedicated to social justice and creating positive and meaningful change in their communities. Students learn to recognize that many issues presented by clients are a result of exposure to trauma in their families and communities, and are trained to intervene effectively with clients and to advocate for universal human rights.
Our RN-to-BSN online program is dedicated to preparing leaders in the nursing profession. Our exceptional faculty members create a learning environment that fosters relationships and connects curricula to societal health issues through diverse community engagement. Licensed RNs can earn their BSN in as little as one calendar year.
The master’s degree in allied health education is designed for allied health and related health professionals who teach in community colleges, hospital-based programs, and community health related fields. It prepares students for expanded roles in teaching and educational administration. Students will be prepared to lead and work in an allied health field in a community college, hospital-based program, community setting, or other educational institution.
The master's program in educational foundations is designed for educators in K–12 or individuals working in higher education who are looking to increase and improve their overall knowledge of the education field. Graduates may go on to become leaders in the classroom or advance in their professional field when a master’s degree is required. Faculty in the program focus on enhancing student learning. Teachers can improve their classroom effectiveness, and the program provides rich opportunities for team building and problem solving.
The master of education in instructional technology is designed specifically for people who want to focus their professional development on the foundations and theories of instructional technology. Graduate students concentrate their education on the complexities and subtleties of instructional technology in the ever-changing world of education. An accelerated one-year degree program is also available to online students.
Online Programs Through Continuing Studies for Adult Learners
The Continuing Studies Division offers a variety of online programs for the working adult.
Allied Health (AS and BS)
This is a degree completion program for those holding approved certification in an allied health field. Students are awarded BLOC credit of 30 to 51 credits for certification.
Liberal Studies (AA and BA)
The liberal studies majorprovides the foundation for a number of careers, given the interest of employers, especially in business and government, in hiring people with problem-solving and communication skills. A liberal studies degree is also a good foundation for most graduate and professional programs, including law school.
This leadership degree optionis for those who assume supervisory and leadership roles in diverse corporate, service, and nonprofit settings. It is not a business degree, but instead concentrates on the skills of critical thinking, ethics, and dealing with organizational stability and change.
Professional & Applied Studies (AS and BS)
The professional & applied studies degree is a degree-completion program for those who hold either an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree or have completed an approved four or five year Journeyman Apprentice program through the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Students with an AAS are awarded BLOC credit for their AAS major or their IBEW certification. Students in the bachelor degree complete a minor of their choice to enhance their personal and professional skills.
General Studies (AS)
The general studies degree program permits a student to structure an academic course of study, with the aid of an advisor, to meet individual needs and professional goals. While the student has the latitude to choose 18 credits of free electives, assistance from the advisor should result in these selections being particularly meaningful.
The radiologic technology degree is for those who have completed a hospital-based rad tech program and hold a current American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) card. BLOC credit is awarded for certification and students take 15 credits to complete the degree. Upon completion, this degree can be rolled over into the bachelor of science in allied health.