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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.

Since 1821 we’ve been educating students who want to excel in their careers while making a positive impact on the world.

Widener at a Glance

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.

Add our nationally-recognized paid co-op programs and internships to the mix and what do you get? All the makings of a first-rate college or graduate education.

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.


Schedule a visit or speak with an admission counselor to learn more about Widener’s academic programs.

Program Highlight

1821 Experience

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.

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Summit Widener

Summit Widener
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.

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ELEVATE

ELEVATE
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.

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Oskin Leaders

Oskin Leaders
The Oskin Leaders program inspires and equips Widener undergraduates to courageously leverage their passion and leadership skills to create significant, positive change.

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PSC/Bonner Leaders

PSC/Bonner Leaders Program
This program connects Widener students with a service movement of college students around the country. Students in the Presidential Service Corps/Bonner Leaders Program complete 300 hours of community service and a variety of leadership activities.

Difference Makers

Old Main

Continuing Studies
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.

Difference Makers

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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.

Difference Makers

Sara McManus

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.

Difference Makers

ASB

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.

Difference Makers

Widener Pride

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.

Difference Makers

Jim Harris

Widener University
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.

Difference Makers

Augensen

Widener Observatory
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!