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WIDENER UNIVERSITY

Widener University is a private, coeducational university located in Chester, Pennsylvania. Its main campus sits on 108 acres (.44 km²), just 14 miles (23 km) southwest of Philadelphia. The university has three other campuses: two in Pennsylvania (Harrisburg and Exton) and one in Wilmington, Delaware.

Founded as The Bullock School for Boys in 1821, the school was established in Wilmington, Delaware. It became The Alsop School for Boys from 1846–1853, and then Hyatt’s Select School for Boys from 1853-1859. Military instruction was introduced in 1858 and in 1859 the school changed its name to Delaware Military Academy. It moved to Pennsylvania in 1862 and became Pennsylvania Military Academy. It was known as Pennsylvania Military College after 1892 and adopted the Widener name in 1972.

About 3,300 undergraduates and 3,300 graduate students attend Widener in eight degree-granting schools. The university offers associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in areas ranging from traditional liberal arts to professional programs. The Carnegie Foundation classifies Widener as a Doctoral/Research University and a Community Engagement Institution. Widener was ranked #181 in the National Universities category by US News & World Report for 2012.

COURSES

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

Accounting
Anthropology
Biochemistry
Biomedical Engineering
Biology
Business Analytics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Communication Studies
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Digital Media Informatics
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Early Childhood and Special Education (preK-4)
Elementary Education: The Middle Years (4-8)
English
Environmental Science & Sustainability
Finance
Fine Arts
French
History
Hospitality Management
International Business
Management
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Modern Languages
Nursing
Physics
Political Science & International Relations
Psychology
Robotics Engineering
Science Education
Social Work
Sociology

POSTGRADUATE COURSES

Business Administration
Clinical Psychology
Criminal Justice
Compliance
College of Arts & Sciences Certificates
Delaware Law School
Education (including certificates)
Engineering
Higher Education
Hospitality & Tourism
Human Sexuality
Nursing
Physical Therapy
Public Administration
Widener Law Commonwealth

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