Associate's & Bachelor's Degrees

Professional Studies (AS/BS)

Give yourself an edge by completing an online associate or bachelor of science degree in professional studies. 

Program Overview

You'll complete your degree while taking classes that interest you. You can apply credits in your area of expertise through professional licensure or prior college coursework. This degree will put you on the inside track to achieving your professional goals.

Online Program Options

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  • A minor must be selected with the bachelor degree
  • Minimum of 30 credits at Widener including 15 credits within the minor
  • A GPA of 2.0 in the major
  • An overall GPA of 2.0 or better
  • The required writing enriched courses
  • A score of 5 on the writing sample within 18 months of graduation
  • Completion of MATH 111 or higher
  • Successfully complete all courses and requirements
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Applied Supervision
  • Allied Health

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.

Admissions Information

  • Complete your online application
  • Submit official transcripts from any high school, college, or trade school attended, if applicable
  • Submit proof of high school graduation or GED

Program Highlights

With the guidance of an academic advisor, this flexible program will allow you to complete your degree at your own pace while choosing the classes that interest you.

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Transfer Credits

You may transfer up to 90 credits from accredited institutions. You must complete 30 credits to meet the residency requirement, and 50% or more of the major courses must be completed at Widener.

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Program Flexibility

  • All courses are offered in an online format
  • Minor options are available for those completing a bachelor's degree
  • Find flexible course options that fit your schedule
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Personalized Experience

  • Flexibility within the major allows you to take classes of interest you
  • Survey a variety of courses or study one subject in-depth
  • Advisors help map out goals and course plan
  • Small class sizes
Your Inside Track to Success

Your Inside Track to Success

With courses that include effective communication, information systems, and professional seminar, you will be more than prepared to take the next step toward your professional goals.

Outlook & Outcomes

Potential Careers

  • Operations manager
  • Systems administrator
  • Project manager
  • Paralegal
  • Countless others

Avg. Salary


Median annual salary of a professional studies graduate.

Take the Next Steps


Applying online is easy—and it's free! Have questions about your individual requirements? Request an in-person or virtual meeting with an admissions advisor for guidance prior to submitting your application.