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Extend. Beyond.

Adult & Continuing Studies

On the inside track, you're never alone. 

From day one, our faculty and staff will serve as your academic advocates. As you embark on a career-shaping program through the Center for Graduate & Continuing Studies, you'll experience their wisdom, guidance, and support. 

So go ahead—launch into a 100% online bachelor's or associate's degree. Finish the degree you started before life got in the way. Increase your value at your organization by taking a skills training program. Engage in a professional development workshop or nondegree program. Or simply embrace the importance and joy of being a lifelong learner! 

Education isn't always linear. Whether you'd like to up your skills, pivot your career, or even start anew, you can count on Widener to support you throughout your personal academic journey and beyond.

Continue Your Studies

Associate's & Bachelor's Degrees

Our flexible adult offerings—including a wide selection of online programs—allow you to invest in your education, career, and life, all at the same time. 

Degree Completion Programs

Transfer up to 90 credits, including credits from prior learning, and complete your degree 100% online in a fast, convenient, and affordable way. 

Minors & Certificates

Customize your degree path by adding one of our undergraduate continuing studies minors and certificates.

Online Skills Training

Choose from more than 300 career training workshops across a wide range of disciplines. Along the way, you'll have access to instructors who will fuel your success. 

Professional Development

Plan a training for your organization or invest in your own development. You'll walk away with portable, practical skills you can apply from day one. 

Lifelong Learning

Discover the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), an academic cooperative designed for mature adults. Expand your intellect as you meet fellow lifelong learners.

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Find a Flexible Program to Start or Finish Your Degree

Here, you'll accomplish more than you ever thought possible, thanks to flexible programs designed for busy adults. Browse our programs that are 100% online. Study part-time or full-time. Choose evening or weekend courses. With a degree from Widener, your academic pursuits can be achieved on your terms.  

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Learn From Dedicated Mentors

At Widener, you'll experience personal support from application to graduation. Our student success advisors will assist you with financial aid, evaluation of transfer and prior learning credits, and course selection. You'll take classes taught by professors with rich industry experience—the majority of whom have a doctoral degree. Every step of the way, you'll experience a level of support few schools can match. 

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Join a Connected Community

Before long, your professors and classmates will feel like a second family. Together, you'll innovate, collaborate, and build a network that will follow you long after you graduate. You'll feel the benefit of this network as you rise in your career.

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Customize Your Education & Gain Career-Boosting Skills

Our flexible associate's and bachelor's degrees allow you to pursue minors and certificates—often at no extra cost or time.

Professional Studies (AS/BS)

and Human Resource Leadership Certificate


Increase your professional impact with a strong understanding of leadership change, organizational development theory, talent management, and workforce strategies.


Talent Manager

Psychology (Part-Time)

and Criminal Justice Minor


Apply the study of social, behavioral, and psychological science through crime and the criminal justice system.


Mental Health Advocate at a Correctional Facility

Liberal Studies (BA)

and Urban Activism Certificate


Use problem-solving and communication skills to address complex inequity issues in urban areas.


Program Coordinator at the Urban Affairs Coalition

Organizational Development & Leadership (BA)

and Psychology Minor


Apply an understanding of how people think and interact in a business/organizational setting.


Training & Development Manager

Allied Health (AS/BS)

and Alcohol and Drug Counseling Certificate


Expand your understanding and impact in the healthcare industry with the skills needed to address addiction.


Healthcare Coordinator at a Rehab Facility

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