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
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.
Transfer up to 90 credits, including credits from prior learning, and complete your degree 100% online in a fast, convenient, and affordable way.
Customize your degree path by adding one of our undergraduate continuing studies minors and certificates.
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.
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.
Discover the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), an academic cooperative designed for mature adults. Expand your intellect as you meet fellow lifelong learners.
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.
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.
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.