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Degree Options

Explore the many ways you can tailor your education to support your personal, academic, and professional success.

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Program Discovery Tools

Program Finder: Explore Widener's undergraduate and graduate and adult & continuing studies programs, including associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees as well as certificates and certifications.

Academic Catalogs: The curriculum and coursework requirements you'll find here provide a clear picture of the classes you'll complete and what your schedule may look like throughout the program.

Undergraduate Programs

Explore Undergraduate Majors

Our 50+ majors range from business, science, and engineering to health care, social sciences, and visual & performing arts. No matter which you pursue, your growth will be fueled by faculty mentorship and hands-on learning.

Earn a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in 5 Years

Widener's 4+1 program—or, as we call it, Accelerated Advantage—is available to any major and allows you to earn both your undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years, rather than the typical six years.

You’ll spend four years as an undergraduate, followed by one year in grad school. You'll learn the same material as you would on a traditional path, but during your junior and/or senior years, you'll take courses that count toward both your undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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Pre-Professional Pathways

If you’re interested in fields such as medicine, law, or health sciences, pairing your major with a pre-professional pathway can prepare you for that next step—and your future career.

In fact, students in our pre-physical therapy and pre-occupational therapy pathways benefit from preferred admission to Widener’s PT and OT doctorate programs, while pre-law students are eligible for special admissions programs to Delaware Law and Widener Law Commonwealth.  

ROTC

Pair military science courses in our College of Arts & Sciences with your full-time undergraduate program of choice. 

While you can pursue any major, nursing, engineering, and computer science programs complement specific skills and training that will help you excel in a plethora of leadership and military careers. 

Honors Programs

Did you know that first-year students may be invited into the honors program? You’ll engage in intellectually stimulating coursework, engage in academic and leadership activities, and interact with motivated peers.

We also offer discipline-specific programs in business, engineering, nursing, and more.

Undergraduate Minors and Certificates

With dozens of undergraduate minors and certificates to choose from, you can develop the specific skill set you’ll need to accomplish your goals—or explore a personal interest outside of your major.

Nursing (BSN)

+ Spanish Minor

Advantage

Communicate effectively in nursing practice with clients and families whose first language is not English.

Outcome

Bilingual Registered Nurse Working in Predominantly Non-English Speaking Settings

Psychology (BA)

+ Environmental Studies Minor

Advantage

Make an impact in environmental sustainability with an in-depth understanding of human behavior and how to influence changing habits.

Outcome

Consultant Working With Industry or Government Agencies

English (BA)

+ Political Science Minor

Advantage

Develop your understanding of politics and power from domestic, international, and comparative perspectives and learn how to legally solve confrontations.

Outcome

Speechwriter

Electrical Engineering (BS)

+ Astrophysics Minor

Advantage

Jump into the growing field of avionics (aviation + electronics) by studying the forces at work on satellite and spacecraft technology.

Outcome

Radio-Frequency Engineer at Lockheed Martin

History (BA)

+ Legal Studies Certificate

Advantage

Looking towards law school? Learn the basics of business law, American government, and philosophical concepts with a legal studies minor.

Outcome

Lawyer

Nursing (BSN)

+ African and African American Studies Minor

Advantage

Understand the value and complexities of African and African American culture and how it relates to healthcare to improve patient outcomes and address inequalities.

Outcome

Registered Nurse Advocating for Health Equity in African & African American Communities

Social Work (BSW)

+ Psychology Minor

Advantage

Deepen your knowledge of psychological theories and human development to further your career-readiness in the field.

Outcome

Social Worker in the Mental Health or Drug & Alcohol Fields

Sociology (BA)

+ African and African American Studies Minor

Advantage

Elevate a civic engagement concentration with an insight into issues related to racism and celebrating African and African American cultures.

Outcome

Racial Justice Advocate

Civil Engineering (BS)

+ Environmental Studies Minor

Advantage

Complement your engineering knowledge with the social, political, and cultural context surrounding environmental issues.

Outcome

Environmental Engineer at the Environmental Protection Agency

Chemistry (BA/BS)

+ Business Minor

Advantage

Understand the business side of scientific industries and apply your knowledge to manage scientific companies or medical practices.

Outcome

Laboratory Scientist or Manager in Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Physical Therapy, or Other Health Fields

Biology (BA/BS)

+ Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies Minor

Advantage

More fully understand and engage in gender and sexuality topics in biology.

Outcome

Health Professional

Mechanical Engineering (BS)

+ Business Minor

Advantage

Elevate your impact as a business-minded engineer with well-rounded business, accounting, and marketing skills.

Outcome

Engineering Consultant at Boeing

Environmental Health & Sustainability Management (BA)

+ Professional Writing Certificate

Advantage

Learn to communicate complex environmental ideas clearly and effectively to influence others.

Outcome

Environmental Consultant with the EPA

Graduate Studies Programs

Our 60+ graduate programs span master's and doctoral degrees and certificates and certifications. Most programs are 100% online or hybrid, and eligible certificates can be stacked to earn a graduate degree.

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Adult & Continuing Studies Programs

These programs—most of which are 100% online or hybrid—are designed for working adults to pursue an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

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Continuing Studies Minors and Certificates

Stretch your continuing studies education beyond degree-specific courses by adding a minor, or save money when you pursue stackable certificates, which can seamlessly roll into select continuing studies associate's or bachelor's degree programs.

Organizational Development & Leadership (BA)

+ Psychology Minor

Advantage

Apply an understanding of how people think and interact in a business/organizational setting.

Outcome

Training & Development Manager

Psychology (BA)

+ Criminal Justice Minor

Advantage

Apply the study of social, behavioral, and psychological science through crime and the criminal justice system.

Outcome

Mental Health Advocate at a Correctional Facility

Law Programs

Widener has not one but two schools that prepare the next generation of legal professionals. Widener University Delaware Law School in Wilmington and Widener Law Commonwealth in Harrisburg. 

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