Undergraduate Student Resources
CEOE offers many research opportunities for undergraduate students. These include our Semester-in-Residence program at the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Del., and a National Science Foundation-supported Research Experience for Undergraduates program during the summer. Additionally, undergraduates have the opportunity to study abroad, pursue CEOE internships, and work on special projects for the University’s Honors Program and for Degrees with Distinction.
Advisement & Policies
As a student, you are responsible for your academic decisions, actions and success. Therefore, you are encouraged to take advantage of the support services our College and the University has to offer.
You have been assigned a professional or faculty academic advisor who will assist you. The name of your academic advisor is listed on your UDSIS account.
The Assistant Dean is always available to assist in problem solving—including scheduling conflicts, change of major, transfer credit approval, and more—as well as answer your advisement questions and support faculty and advisors within the college. Make an appointment today!
Undergraduate students can get support and information to help them finish in four years from the Student Success Center in Suite 101, Robinson Hall.
Open to all undergraduate students, the certificate provides students with a grounding in entrepreneurial skills and helps them apply it to an environmental problem. The certificate requires completion of nine total credits from the three categories below. The Eco-Entrepreneurship Certificate adds value to the degree of students in any major whose interests and goals align with the program.
To apply, use the "Change Major, Minor, Certificate" webform.
Earn three credits from the following:
ENTR 156—From Ideas to Action (1 cr.)
ENTR 157—Venturing for Good (1 cr.)
ENTR 158—Inventions, Innovations & New Technologies (1 cr.)
ENTR 350—Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 cr.)
ENTR 420—Social Entrepreneurship (3 cr.)
One of the following:
ENSC 300—Earth Systems: Science and Policy (3 cr.)
ENWC 201—Wildlife Conservation and Ecology (3 cr.)
GEOG 235—Conservation of Natural Resources (3 cr.)
GEOG 311—Economic Geography & Uneven Development (3 cr.)
GEOL 105—Geological Hazards and Their Human Impact (3 cr.)
MAST 200—The Oceans (3 cr.)
SOCI 325—Disasters and Society (3 cr.)
One of the following:
ENTR 455—Startup Experience I (3 cr.)
ENTR 489—Eco-Entrepreneurship Practicum (3 cr.)
GEOG 489—Eco-Entrepreneurship Practicum (3 cr.)
MAST 489—Eco-Entrepreneurship Practicum (3 cr.)
Note: Substitutes for the Eco-Entrepreneurship Practicum may be allowable.
Looking for more entrepreneurship opportunities? The Ratcliffe Eco-Entrepreneurship Fellows Program, or REEF@UD, provides entrepreneurship training, mentorship and funding support to innovators who seek to create businesses, commercialize discoveries and develop new products that will solve environmental problems or improve sustainability. Click here to learn more
This intensive residential experience offers students the chance to take experiential field courses, introductory graduate-level courses, and to conduct research in marine science on the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes. Note: Applications for the Spring 2022 Semester-in-Residence Program are being accepted until October 22, 2021.
Requirements for consideration:
• Junior or senior status
• Priority given to students with a minimum GPA of 3.0
• Significant interest in studying the marine environment
• Support from your advisor and/or another faculty member.
To apply, email the following to email@example.com with the subject line "SIR application":
• A letter of interest
• Your current resumé
• A letter of support from your advisor or a faculty member (faculty member will send separately)
• Your official college transcript (Not needed for UD students, as we will pull your information from UDSIS)
Please indicate in your letter of interest whether you are applying for fall, spring, or a full year in residence at the Lewes campus.
Applications are due March 1 each year.
The EnvironMentors are a group of student volunteers who help represent CEOE, work on service projects, and mentor first-year students.
Students who would like to become EnvironMentors should contact Keeley Powell, Senior Assistant Dean for Student Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (302) 831-2841.
Become a Summer Scholar!
The Summer Scholars Program enables selected undergraduates, generally sophomores and juniors, to conduct in-depth research with University faculty. Summer Scholars work on their projects full-time for 10 weeks in the summer. College of Earth, Ocean and Environment Faculty in Newark and Lewes participate in the program.