Dare to be a Scholar

Push the boundaries of your curiosity


The University of Delaware offers a breadth of academic offerings with 150 degree programs spanning education and human development, arts and sciences, health, business, the environment, engineering, and agriculture and natural resources. Design your own major by combining interests. Customize your education with research, study abroad, or service learning.

You can complement your major with the UD Honors Program and one of our unique Scholars and Fellows programs. Designed to give you specialized skills and career connections, they’ll add even more value to your UD degree. Volunteer in the local community—or across the world.

Discover your interest in global citizenship and knowledge, your entrepreneurial and innovative spirit, or knack for cybersecurity! No matter your focus, you’ll leave an engaged, well-rounded citizen with a model for learning and a foundation for multiple career paths—for your entire life. 

Honors Program


Are you looking to expand your intellectual horizons? If you are the type of student who wants to work hard academically, but also be part of a bright and vibrant community of scholars, the UD Honors Program is a good fit for you. Regardless of your major, you will find yourself immersed in a world of opportunities from small Honors classes, residence hall programming and more.  


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World Scholars


Looking to immerse yourself in global study? Our innovative UD World Scholars Program will give you an extraordinary four years, beginning with your first semester abroad in Rome or Madrid. You will have specialized coursework, internships, a second study abroad, interaction with key individuals on the international stage, and career guidance and mentorship. There's no other program like it. 


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Delaware Innovation Fellows


Got an Idea? Ignite your imagination and turn your ideas into action. If you’re passionate, creative and bold, become a Delaware Innovation Fellow. This program integrates courses with hands-on learning activities and will give you mentoring opportunities and funding to turn your dreams into innovations – no matter what your major is.


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Cybersecurity Scholars


Imagine yourself leading the charge, protecting lives, jobs, institutions and networks in order to create a more secure world.  Gain hands-on experience and leadership skills to help create change through mentorship, networking opportunities and specialized coursework.


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Community Engagement Scholars


Be part of UD’s tradition of public service and make an impact as a Community Engagement Scholar. You’ll have the chance to make a difference through service learning courses, as a researcher in a community-based project or as a volunteer. You’ll gain first-hand skills addressing important issues and have a competitive advantage amongst your peers. 


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Grand Challenges Scholars for Engineers


Start changing the world in a positive way. As a Grand Challenges Scholar and engineering student you will be a part of the addressing the Presidential call for our nation to lead the way in responding to the most critical global technological challenges of the 21st century. 


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