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2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

About Widener University



University Policy

It is the policy of Widener University not to discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, pregnancy status, age, race, national origin or ethnicity, religion, disability, status as a veteran of the Vietnam era or other covered veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information, or any protected class in its educational programs, admissions policies, employment practices, financial aid, or other school-administered programs or activities. This policy is enforced under various federal and state laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended by the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Further, in compliance with state and federal laws, Widener University will provide the following information upon request: (a) copies of documents pertinent to the university’s accreditations, approvals, or licensing by external agencies or governmental bodies; (b) reports on crime and fire statistics and information on safety policies and procedures; and (c) information regarding gender equity relative to intercollegiate athletic programs—Contact: Vice President for Administration and Finance, Widener University, One University Place, Chester, PA 19013; tel. 610-499-4151. Comments or requests for information regarding services and resources for disabled students should be directed to: Director of Disability Services, Widener University, One University Place, Chester, PA 19013; tel. 610-499-1266; or Dean of Students, Widener University Delaware Law School, P.O. Box 7474, Wilmington, DE 19803; tel. 302-477-2173.

This publication contains information, policies, procedures, regulations, and requirements that were correct at the time of publication. In keeping with the educational mission of the university, the information, policies, procedures, regulations, and requirements contained herein are continually being reviewed, changed, and updated. Consequently, this document cannot be considered binding and must be used solely as an informational guide. Students are responsible for keeping informed of official policies and meeting all relevant requirements.

The university reserves the right and authority at any time to alter any or all of the statements contained herein, to modify the requirements for admission and graduation, to change or discontinue programs of study, to amend any regulation or policy affecting the student body, to increase tuition and fees, to deny admission, to revoke an offer of admission, and to dismiss from the university any student at any time, if it is deemed by the university to be in the best interest of the university, the university community, or the student to do so. The provisions of this publication are subject to change without notice, and nothing in this publication may be considered as setting forth terms of a contract between a student or a prospective student and Widener University.

Published by the Office of University Relations, June, 2021.

Member, Association for Continuing Higher Education

Profile

A Powerful Education. A Respected Degree.

Widener invests in the personal and professional success of every student—undergraduates and graduates, adults and lifelong learners. Across more than 60 programs, including those offered at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral level, Widener prepares the next generation of professionals while informing the future of the professions they go on to lead.

A short train ride from Center City, Philadelphia, Widener’s safe and welcoming campus serves as a launchpad for an ambitious, hardworking community of students. One-on-one career guidance helps students land prestigious co-ops and internships. And faculty mentors open doors for breakthrough research. These experiences set Widener students apart in the marketplace. 

Prepared for success by a university-wide focus on professional leadership development, our graduates enjoy fast starts and often advance to management positions, posting a median post-graduate salary well above the national average.

For more information, go to www.widener.edu.

History

Widener was founded in 1821 as a preparatory school for boys in Wilmington, Delaware. The institution moved to Pennsylvania in 1862 and was granted collegiate powers and privileges via universal charter by the Pennsylvania legislature. From 1892 to 1972, it was known as Pennsylvania Military College, though it had officially become PMC Colleges in 1966 when a nonmilitary, coeducational component was added. The name Widener College was adopted and the Corps of Cadets disbanded in 1972. Graduate programs were introduced in 1967, and the School of Law acquired in 1975. In recognition of its comprehensive offerings, Widener College became Widener University in 1979. Today, Widener is a three-campus university offering more than 150 programs of study.

Accreditations

Please see https://www.widener.edu/about/at-a-glance/accreditations