Undergraduate Minors & Certificates

At Widener, you can stretch your education beyond major-specific courses. Customize your degree path by adding one of our 50+ minors, or take your learning further by pursuing an undergraduate certificate. 

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Accounting Minor

School of Business

Explore accounting in corporate accountability and fiscal responsibility while acquiring broad-based knowledge and skills for administrative positions. Credit hours vary based on whether you are studying a major in the School of Business Administration.

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Offered: On Campus
Credits: 15-16/9-12

African and African American Studies Minor

College of Arts & Sciences

Explore the experiences of Africans and African-descended peoples from a variety of methodological viewpoints by examining theories of race and how race intersects with other fields.

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Offered: On Campus
Credits: 18

Anthropology Minor

College of Arts & Sciences

Explore the inner workings of American and other global cultures. In addition, gain the tools to examine cultural maps and analyze modern culture along with ancient ones that shaped our present day. 

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Offered: On Campus
Credits: 18

Arts Management Minor

College of Arts & Sciences

Combine a love of visual and performing arts with an eye towards the business side of the field. Taking classes in the arts and in the School of Business Administration will prepare you for work in nonprofit arts organizations.

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Offered: On Campus

Arts Minor

College of Arts & Sciences

Express your creative side through learning the history and growth of art and music, while creating personal expressions through traditional art.

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Offered: On Campus
Credits: 27

Astronomy Minor

College of Arts & Sciences

Explore the astrological world through various topics of astronomy, environment, and current conditions on Earth. 

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Offered: On Campus
Credits: 20

Astrophysics Minor

College of Arts & Sciences

Designed for: physics and engineering majors
Expand your knowledge of physics into an understanding of astronomy and the workings of the world.

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Offered: On Campus

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Biochemistry Minor

College of Arts & Sciences

Designed for: biology, chemistry, & chemical engineering majors; open to all
Pursue your passion and increase your understanding of both biology and chemistry.

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Offered: On Campus
Credits: 38-39

Biology (General) Minor

College of Arts & Sciences

The minor provides the broadest exploration of biological principles.

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Offered: On Campus
Credits: 30/35

Biology: Secondary Education Certification

College of Arts & Sciences

Obtain secondary education certification in biology by completing the secondary education track. Students must also follow Center for Education instructions and requirements. While certification in more than one field is available, this usually requires more than eight semesters. If this is of interest, work closely with your faculty advisor when planning course schedules.

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Offered: On Campus
Credits: 128-131

Biomedical Engineering Minor

School of Engineering

Designed for: Biology Majors 
Pursue an interdisciplinary field combining engineering principles integrated with the study of biology. This minor allows you to focus in on a wide range of topics from cardiovascular mechanics to kidney dialysis.

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Offered: On Campus
Credits: 8-9

Business Analytics Minor

School of Business

Explore a dynamic and challenging interdisciplinary field in exploring the roles of technology in various industries. This minor combines the basics of business alongside computing. Credit hours vary based on whether you are studying a major in the School of Business Administration.

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Offered: On Campus
Credits: 16/9

Business Minor

School of Business

Whether you work for a for-profit or non-profit business or government agency, all organizations have the need to plan, organize, lead, and control performance, track and analyze finances, and distill and distribute their message and manage data. The Business minor provides students with the fundamental business knowledge and skills to excel in the workplace and beyond.

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Offered: On Campus
Credits: 16

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Cell & Molecular Biology Minor

College of Arts & Sciences

Examine how evolutionary mechanisms at cellular and molecular levels affect information flow in living systems.

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Offered: On Campus
Credits: 31-36

Chemical Engineering Minor

School of Engineering

Prepare yourself for a potential future in the pharmaceutical, chemical process or petrochemical industries.

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Offered: On Campus

Chemistry Minor

College of Arts & Sciences

Branch out your education into the sciences and expand your education with classes to learn the core concepts, while participating in labs to provide a hands-on immersive experience.

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Offered: On Campus
Credits: 27-32

Chemistry Secondary Education Certification

College of Arts & Sciences

Obtain secondary certification in chemistry through completion of the secondary education track while following the instructions and requirements in the Center for Education section. You may seek certification in more than one field; however, this usually requires more than eight semesters. If you wish to become certified in more than one area, you should work closely with your faculty advisor when planning course schedules.

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Offered: On Campus

Communication Studies Minor

College of Arts & Sciences

Work on your communication skills while receiving a hands-on experience through graphic design or working behind the camera in film or television.

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Offered: On Campus
Credits: 15

Computer Forensics Minor

College of Arts & Sciences

Engage in an interdisciplinary minor melding the knowledge of criminal justice along with the skills of computer science.

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Offered: On Campus
Credits: 30/31

Computer Information Systems Minor

College of Arts & Sciences

Gain knowledge of both computer science and management information systems while focusing on an applied curriculum rather than theoretical.

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Offered: On Campus
Credits: 29

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Current Widener students interested in pursuing a minor, certificate, or certification can speak with their academic advisor for personalized guidance.