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Progress to Year 2 of AN undergraduate major

Choice of bachelor's degree major

Choose from the following majors:

College Undergraduate majors available
Business Accounting
Meets both the short- and long-range needs of students who wish to enter the accounting profession. Graduates are prepared for entry into corporate, government, not-for-profit, and public accounting.

Business Informatics
One of only five programs of its kind in the USA! This rapidly growing area combines business strategy and information technology and applies to a wide range of industries. Leads to careers in applications development, data and database administration, internet and e-commerce, telecommunications, and business analysis.

Prepares students for professional careers in business, government, law, and teaching, as well as for graduate study in economics and related disciplines.

Offers two tracks of study: a traditional finance track for students bound for positions with financial institutions and investment houses, and a financial planning track for students with the goal of becoming financial advisors.

International Business
An interdisciplinary approach with courses in foreign languages and cultures, foreign policy, and international relations. Study the international aspects of economics, finance, and marketing to understand the global business environment.

Concentrations available: Financial Management; Human Resources; Management Information Systems; Marketing and Advertising; Operations Management; Sport Management; and General Management.
Engineering Biomedical Engineering
Leads to productive careers in a wide variety of health care-related industries. Employment in medical devices, life sciences, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and biotechnology, is expected to grow by 72% over the next 10 years.

Chemical Engineering
Graduates work for chemical, biochemical, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, pulp and paper, polymer, contracting and consulting firms, and the government, in the production of fuels, food, pharmaceuticals, clean water, and modern materials.

Civil Engineering
Because of the wide range of projects in which civil engineers are involved - buildings, bridges, railroads, airports, highways, mass transit systems, dams, waste disposal, environmental protection systems, water supplies - job prospects are good.

Electrical Engineering
Graduates find employment in telecommunications, computers and computer networks, avionics, robotics, automatic control, microelectronics, power generation and distribution, medical imaging, virtual reality, sensors, and photonics.

Mechanical Engineering
Opens opportunities in industry, government, research, and academic institutions in various capacities, including design, manufacturing, research and development, process engineering, project management, quality control and testing.
Hospitality Management Hospitality Management
Areas of interest include: Events Management, Gaming Operations, Hotel and Resort Management, Managed Services, Pre-MBA, Private Club Management, Restaurant Management, Tourism and Leisure Services. The program's required 600-hour paid Co-operative (work experience) plus 2 x 400-hour paid summer internships provide excellent networking opportunities.
Arts & Sciences Political Science
Leads to careers in government, business, and nonprofit organizations. Prepares students for graduate study in law, international affairs, public administration, city planning, and policy analysis.

Students can tailor their course of study to fit individual education and career goals, selecting minors or certifications in other disciplines like criminal justice, early childhood or elementary education, economics, environmental science, political science, international business, pre-physical therapy, management, international relations, psychology, pre-med, and sociology.

International Relations*
An interdisciplinary major that leads to careers or graduate study in government, law, international business and finance, communications, and diplomacy. Graduates can also seek employment with nonprofit international institutions, such as the United Nations or the World Bank.

Graduates pursue master's and doctoral degrees in science, go on to medical, dental, and physical therapy school, and have become employed as educators or as scientists in the private sector.

Because chemistry is such a versatile science, students who major in chemistry can choose to pursue a broad mix of careers and professions from government and education to business and engineering. Widener offers flexible program options to students ranging from a Chemistry major, to combined majors with ACS certification, pre-medical concentration and even a double major with Chemical Engineering.

Computer Information Systems*
Through a partnership with the Management MIS (management information systems) program in the School of Business Administration, this option provides students a less theoretical and more applied curriculum. The major prepares students to design, build, and maintain computer information systems.

Environmental Science* 
Students majoring in environmental science are given broad training in the traditional sciences — biology, chemistry, geology, mathematics, and physics. As students progress in the major, they acquire proficiency in environmental science areas while taking elective courses in other sciences or civil engineering.

Undergraduates who major in mathematics are trained in abstract thinking and logical argument, with an emphasis on analysis and problem-solving. Students start by taking core courses that explore integral and differential calculus before moving into upper-division study explores various topics in the field.

Students gain an understanding of the major sub disciplines of physics and astronomy, as well as the methods of measurement, data analysis, and mathematical and computational analysis. You will also gain a broad background in the liberal arts.

* Available Fall 2014 onward.


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