We educate students with the tools, knowledge, and skills that prepare them for a rapidly changing world and job market. We're proud to be one of the reasons Widener graduates stand out as leaders and innovators.

A Solid Preparation for Lifelong Success 

Rooted in a strong liberal arts tradition, the College of Arts & Sciences encourages you to explore many diverse interests while progressing toward a degree.

Courses provide a breadth and depth of knowledge in global culture, social sciences, the sciences, and the arts – and a degree from the College of Arts & Sciences is solid preparation for a career in many diverse fields including healthcare, law, science, education, and business.

You'll be able to participate in service learning, collaborate with faculty members on research, develop leadership skills, gain hands-on experience through internships, and engage in intercultural and international experiences in the metro Philadelphia area and around the world. 

You'll be prepared not only for your first job but for your third and fourth job, a very important benefit since it's very likely that you will be called upon to play many different roles over the course of your career as the global economy continues to change and your interests continue to expand.

In short, you'll be on the inside track – one that encourages you to find your own individual path and discover your strengths, interests, and leadership abilities in the process.

David Leaman
Dean of College of Arts & Sciences

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Equipping Students With 21st Century Skills

It's important to be able to think critically and creatively, communicate clearly, and problem solve - not only to land your first job, but also to be able to advance in your career and adapt to the jobs of the future. Here, we equip all Widener students with a broad skill-set and a solid foundation to thrive and lead in whatever profession they choose to pursue.

The Widener Advantage

Faculty Mentorship

Faculty Who Invest in Your Success

You'll find our faculty in the classroom, of course, but you'll also find them advising students on courses and career options, working side by side with students on research projects and creative activities, and facilitating hands-on experiences that enable students to gain confidence in their skills. With their support, you will be ready!

Points of Pride

Your education will stretch well beyond the classroom. The College of Arts & Sciences offers you opportunities for a well-rounded college experience - pursuing into your academic studies while also staying active and involved in what interests you.

11:1 Student-Faculty Ratio

Small class sizes allow faculty to make you the priority.

80+ Student Clubs

With 80+ clubs, you'll find ways to get involved, make invaluable connections, and pursue your interests.     

Recital Series

World-renowned musicians perform on campus. Recitals are free and open to the public.

Explore the World

Broaden your horizons by studying away - either abroad or domestically.

25+ Majors

Choose from 25+ undergraduate majors and a wide range of pre-professional pathways.

On-Campus Publications

Students gain real-world experience by working on a number of different online and on-campus publications.

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Your Inside Track to Success

As a graduate, you won't be just starting your career. You'll be continuing the work you've been doing all along.

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Student-Faculty Research That Helps Shape the Field

As early as freshman year, you'll have the opportunity to engage in research projects and creative activities that put you ahead of the game when you apply for jobs or graduate school. Many students present their research at local, national, and international events, and some have had their name appear as a co-author in a scholarly journal.

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Hands-On Experiences That Build Confidence-and An Impressive Resume

Our vast connections mean you'll feel like an insider from day one. Our students land internships that give them valuable on-the-job experience and professional connections. Through global learning and civic engagement opportunities, our students expand their cultural horizons and often work toward solving real-world issues on a local, regional, and global level.

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Specializing in Health Profession Pathways

Get on the inside track to a health professions career—in physical or occupational therapy, or other pre-health professions. Our pathway programs offer the ability to accelerate your career with either a path to a Widener graduate degree or preparation for applying to medical school.

High School Students: Register Now for an Upcoming A&S Summer Camp!

Discover the wonders of science or unleash your creativity at our 2024 summer camps! From astronomy to physics with experts at Next Generation Scientists, to a 5-day immersion into poetry and storytelling led by Widener professors at Creative Writing. Reserve your spot today!