University of Delaware's colleges offer 300+ programs and an abundance of courses to inspire and challenge you


College of Agriculture and Natural Resources 


CANR offers more than 20 programs related to science, technology, business and economics. It is the departmental home to Animal and Food Sciences, Applied Economics and Statistics, Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, and Plant and Soil Sciences. With a distinctive “350-acre classroom," CANR is proud to be one of only a handful of colleges in the nation that features a working farm right on campus. Our farm also has woodlands, wetlands, streams, grasslands, equine facilities and a working dairy - as well as a creamery. As an added bonus, UD Cooperative Extension acts as the College’s outreach arm to citizens who welcome unbiased research and knowledge about health, nutrition and financial literacy.


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UD's Wind Ensemble in preparation for their trip to Taiwan in April 2015.

College of Arts and Sciences


From art conservation to biochemistry, international relations to music, the College of Arts and Sciences is the intellectual and cultural heart of UD, with an impact on the educational experience of every student. Our 23 academic departments and 27 innovative programs and centers offer opportunities to learn, research, exhibit and perform - all while developing their abilities to deploy critical skills that will serve them well in any future professional capacities.


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Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics


Lerner College is home to three of University of Delaware’s 10 most popular majors - finance, marketing and accounting. Rigorous and innovative academic programs provide students with hands-on opportunities to prepare for a career in the dynamic, global marketplace, while unique centers support career development, analytical skill-building and entrepreneurial endeavors. Lerner’s online MBA program offers personalized attention and career coaching as hallmarks of the program.


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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment 


The study of environmental, atmospheric, earth, and ocean systems is a vital part of ensuring a healthy future for our planet and its inhabitants. CEOE is dedicated to advancing the understanding of Earth’s natural systems and human interaction through research, teaching and outreach. Students and scientists study environmental science, marine science, human and physical geography, geology, and meteorology and climatology, and have access to UD’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus by the sea in Lewes.


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The ELC and Children's Campus summer camps with children and students doing a variety of activities.

College of Education and Human Development


CEHD offers programs that integrate classwork with extensive field experience to prepare students to address the most pressing social and educational issues. Over 100 faculty members guide 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students to become educators, researchers, advocates and leaders in their fields, locally and around the globe. With a wide variety of subjects, CEHD students pursue careers in education, social services, child development, school psychology and community leadership.


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College of Engineering


COE is home to seven academic departments devoted to developing highly skilled and well-rounded engineers who are focused on solving the grand challenges of health, sustainability, security and quality of life. Training, research and entrepreneurship intersect to provide students the tools, experience and unparalleled education that make them competitive in a global job market, serving as pathways to careers in academia, industry, healthcare and governmental agencies.


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College of Health Sciences

At CHS, research provides an evidence-based foundation for the education of the next generation of thought leaders and health professionals. Partnerships play a key role in promoting health research and education. Programs encompass a broad and dynamic collection of specialties - from nursing to kinesiology to behavioral health. Students immersed into practice settings and world-class research, preparing graduates for careers in various health professions or to continue their education.

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Caitlin Richeson, a graduate student in the Winterthur / University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation program, working to conserve the mittens worn by Matthew Henson during the 1908–09 expedition to the geographic North Pole with Robert Peary. Henson, who served as navigator, craftsman, and was known as Peary's "first man" on the expeditions, was also the first African-American Arctic explorer. - (Evan Krape / University of Delaware)

Graduate college


The University of Delaware is committed to achieving the highest levels of excellence in graduate education. Our graduate students make significant contributions to the University’s objectives of creating, synthesizing and disseminating knowledge, and engage with the critical issues of the day through discovery and experiential learning. There are currently more than 3,600 graduate students enrolled at UD, with an offering of more than 200 graduate and professional degree programs — many ranked by the National Research Council at the top of their fields.

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Honors students in the lounge of Louis L. Redding Hall.

Honors College


The Honors College focuses on providing the brightest Blue Hens with outside-the-classroom enrichment, enhancing their departmental-specific coursework. Internships and hands-on, independent research open up new possibilities and empower students. Challenging coursework, academic enrichment opportunities and community outreach encourage Honors College students to develop skills that on-campus classroom settings alone cannot provide. Through such individual projects and research, as well as supplemental activities specially designed to accompany Honors College coursework, students in the program push boundaries as they explore their abilities on campus and beyond. By design, the Honors College remains a living-and-learning program, where students live together as first-year students in an environment of scholarship, fellowship and engagement. 

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Graciela Rayome (BA Public Policy '20) is conducting research for the Delaware Healthcare Association as an Undergraduate Healthcare Policy Researcher. Her research includes legislative monitoring, literature reviews of best practices, database management, communications, and member relations.  She also works with her DHA supervisor Christina Crooks Bryan who is helping Graciela on the research.

Biden School of Public Policy & Administration


Named for the 46th President of the United States, the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary to engage in research and public service activities to improve the quality of life in communities around the world. Our faculty, staff, students, and alumni create and use interdisciplinary, nonpartisan research and empirically-based analysis to inform effective decision-making and policy and to improve leadership and administration. We partner with organizations from all sectors to discover innovative and equitable solutions to the critical challenges of our time.

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