Focus on advancing in your career by improving your skills in leadership, communication, and organizational effectiveness.
In Widener's organizational development & leadership bachelor's degree program, you'll prepare to assume a supervisory or leadership role in a diverse range of professional settings, including corporations, service industries, and nonprofit organizations. The core curriculum concentrates on the skills of critical thinking, ethics, and handling organizational stability and change.
You can earn your degree through three flexible pathways, all offered 100% online in a part-time format. Choose the option that meets your personal and professional goals.
Start in one of our two organizational development & leadership certificate programs - human resources leadership or organizational equity and inclusion - and roll your credits into the bachelor's degree. Certificates are offered at a discounted tuition rate per credit so starting the program this way will afford you significant savings.
Not sure which option is best for you? Our admissions team can customize your educational plan to meet your personal and professional goals. Contact us today to learn more.
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If you’ve ever thought about earning your master’s degree, take advantage of our accelerated graduate program options. Once admitted into the program, you will take up to 9 credits of graduate-level courses that will count towards both your undergraduate and graduate degrees. Complete your master’s degree in as little one year in one of the areas below:
You may apply once you reach 90 credits in your bachelor’s program or upon Associate Dean approval. A 3.0 cumulative GPA is required to apply.
If you're not ready to commit to a bachelor's program, you can start in one of our two 100% online, 9-credit organizational development & leadership certificates. Every course you take is eligible to seamlessly roll into the bachelor's program, affording you significant savings as certificates are offered at a discounted tuition rate per credit.
Note: Transfer credits may impact the ability to pursue the certificate options towards degree completion.
Certificate options include:
Human Resources Leadership Certificate (9 credits):
Learn how human resources leaders function effectively in organizations, and successfully lead their organizations in developing strategic and productive workforces through a human development approach to working with staff. See Loading....
Organizational Equity & Inclusion Certificate (9 credits):
Increase your knowledge and skills in creating and sustaining diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace. See Loading....
Submit official transcripts from any high school, college, or trade school attended, if applicable
You are able to transfer up to 90 credits from accredited institutions. For graduation, you must complete at least 30 credits at Widener, and 50% or more of the major courses must be completed at Widener.
As an educator, it is my responsibility to know who my learners are, what kinds of knowledge and experience they bring to the group, and what they want to achieve so that I can tailor a curriculum that fits their needs and yet leaves enough room to accommodate topics that emerge from group discovery. My goal as a ‘teacher of teachers’ is to promote learning that is both purposeful and can be experienced.
Widener offers the opportunity to get a well-rounded perspective on a variety of excellent fields of study. In a thorough and engaging manner, Widener provides students a solid foundation for the next (or first) step in their careers and beyond.
Here at Widener, students aren't expected to come into the program with a plan. With a knowledgeable administration and experienced faculty, we open your mind to what is possible and guide you along your own path to success.
Have a question about Widener? Drop us a line and an admissions counselor will be in touch. We're always happy to help!
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