Arts & Sciences
12 Weeks. 20 Snow Monkeys.
Rachel Yenko-Martinka '14 studied 20 snow monkeys for 12 weeks during an internship with the Minnesota Zoo Foundation. She determined that snow monkeys "feel jealousy, anger, friendship, and responsibility, just like us." Read Widener Student Studies Snow Monkeys on the Widener Magazine blog.
Students in Widener University’s College of Arts and Sciences benefit from a unique academic experience and a hands-on approach to experiential learning with real-world projects such as these:
- Psychology students conducted research about perceptions on Facebook.
- Creative Writing students taught poetry and short-story writing to Chester High School juniors.
- Students in an Environmental Science course worked to increase the butterfly population of Costa Rica.
Vast learning opportunities await both undergraduate and graduate Arts and Sciences students on and off Widener’s campus.
In the Classroom
Most classes are taught by full-time faculty, and class enrollments rarely exceed 33.
In the Lab & Field
Faculty members supervise students in laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment, and students often undertake guided field research.
Widener’s location in metropolitan Philadelphia offers students vast opportunities to work and learn in a variety of schools, businesses and research facilities. For example, Communications Studies students produced a move to promote a Philadelphia food bank. The College also houses the Environmental Community Outreach Program.
The college offers students opportunities to travel and study in South and Central America, and Europe. Options include an exchange program with Germany’s University of Greifswald and an annual summer program at the Center for Linguistic and Multicultural Studies at the Universidad Internacional (UNINTER) in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Academic advisors work closely with students to individually tailor their studies. The school has a vast selection of majors and minors from which to choose. The College of Arts and Sciences has high job placement and acceptance rates to law schools, medical schools, and a wide range of master’s and doctoral programs.