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.
African and African American Studies Minor
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.
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.
Arts Management Minor
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.
Express your creative side through learning the history and growth of art and music, while creating personal expressions through traditional art.
Explore the astrological world through various topics of astronomy, environment, and current conditions on Earth.
Designed for: physics and engineering majors
Expand your knowledge of physics into an understanding of astronomy and the workings of the world.
Designed for: biology, chemistry, & chemical engineering majors; open to all
Pursue your passion and increase your understanding of both biology and chemistry.
Biology (General) Minor
The minor provides the broadest exploration of biological principles.
Biology: Secondary Education Certification
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.
Biomedical Engineering Minor
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.
Business Analytics Minor
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.
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.
Cell & Molecular Biology Minor
Examine how evolutionary mechanisms at cellular and molecular levels affect information flow in living systems.Loading...
Chemical Engineering Minor
Prepare yourself for a potential future in the pharmaceutical, chemical process or petrochemical industries.Loading...
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.
Chemistry Secondary Education Certification
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.Loading...
Communication Studies Minor
Work on your communication skills while receiving a hands-on experience through graphic design or working behind the camera in film or television.Loading...
Computer Forensics Minor
Engage in an interdisciplinary minor melding the knowledge of criminal justice along with the skills of computer science.
Computer Information Systems Minor
Gain knowledge of both computer science and management information systems while focusing on an applied curriculum rather than theoretical.
Current Widener students interested in pursuing a minor, certificate, or certification can speak with their academic advisor for personalized guidance.