University-Wide Opportunities

Dean's Scholars

The Dean's Scholar Program serves the needs of students whose clearly defined educational goals cannot be effectively achieved by pursuing the standard curricula for existing majors, minors, and interdepartmental majors sponsored by the University. Driven by an overarching passion or curiosity that transcends typical disciplinary bounds and curricula, a Dean's Scholar's intellectual interests may lead to broad interdisciplinary explorations of an issue or to more intense, in-depth studies in a single field at a level akin to graduate work.

Working with a team of faculty advisors, Dean's Scholars design an individualized program to meet their educational goals and are offered some flexibility in meeting degree requirements. The program is available in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts and Sciences, The Lerner College Business and Economics, Health Sciences, and Education and Public Policy. Dean's Scholars in Arts and Sciences and in Agriculture and Natural Resources may qualify for Honors Degrees.

Information and the application procedures for the Dean's Scholars Program may be found on the Dean's Scholars web site.


Medical Scholars

The Medical Scholars Program is a cooperative venture between the University of Delaware and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia that integrates liberal arts, science, and professional studies for premedical students. Medical scholars follow an undergraduate curriculum that includes traditional studies in the life and health sciences as well as courses in the humanities, ethics, social sciences, economics, political sciences, and health policy. Students receive a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree, and as early as the end of the sophomore year, conditional acceptance to Jefferson Medical College.

For more information, contact 831-8195 or consult the Medical Scholars web site.

Undergraduate Research Program

This program provides exceptionally capable and highly motivated undergraduates, while they are still beginners, to participate in what is happening on the frontiers of knowledge today by serving as assistants or junior members of research teams. Through hands-on experience, students learn to formulate significant questions, develop investigative procedures, gather and examine evidence, follow hunches, detect loopholes, and evaluate and report results.

For more information, contact the Undergraduate Research Program office by e-mail at , by telephone at 831-8995, or by visiting the Undergraduate Research Program web site.

Study Abroad

The University of Delaware offers students in any college a variety of opportunities to participate in one or more study-abroad programs in the fall and spring semesters and during the winter and summer sessions. In non-English-speaking countries the language of instruction varies, depending on the program selected; some are offered in English, some in the language of the host country. Some programs are coordinated by a University faculty member who accompanies the students abroad and teaches in the program. The Institute for Global Studies provides overall coordination. All study-abroad courses carry University of Delaware credit and Honors credit can sometimes be arranged.

For information on participation requirements, costs and financial assistance, visit the Institute for Global Studies in Elliott Hall, call (302) 831-4004, or send an e-mail to Study Abroad at

Honors Enrichment Award Reports

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