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University Studies

A Great Place to Start!

Not ready to choose a major? Want to explore many options before having to choose just one? The University Studies Program will provide you with an academic home until you are ready to declare your major. The program is designed to enhance and support the educational experiences of students who have a wide variety of interests and have either not yet declared a major or are in transition from one major to another. You may choose to enter the program to explore many majors within one or more interest areas, to examine one or two majors in depth before committing or to enhance your skills before applying to a specific major. Through classroom interaction, individual academic advising, and specially tailored programming, the University Studies Program ensures that you can explore the many majors available to you before you choose your academic path.  Typically, 20% of the incoming freshman class enters UD as UST students.

Areas of study

 

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Business
  • Elementary & Early Childhood Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Life & Health Sciences
  • Physical & Applied Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Undeclared

 

What’s special about this program?

As a UST student, you will be assigned a professional advisor who will meet with you as often as you would like to help you craft an academic plan and to support your development while you explore majors. Because of the structure of the baccalaureate degree, you will often be able to choose coursework, during your first few semesters, that will fulfill requirements in more than one potential interest area to allow you to be “on track” for a number of different academic paths.  This may not be possible with highly structured programs such as nursing, engineering, or elementary teacher education.

Get involved

You can hold leadership positions on campus, in the dorms and in the UD Community. UST students participate in study abroad, service learning, undergraduate research and internships to help them decide which major to pursue. Some unique opportunities within the UST program include:

 

UST Peer Liaisons (Student Mentoring Program)

World Scholars

Honors Program

Sample curriculum

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

 

 

Foreign Language Course (according to placement) 



MATH (according to placement)

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

 

First Year Experience or Honors Colloquia

 

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition 

 

ECON101

Introduction to Microeconomics

 

 

MATH (according to placement)

 

 

University Breadth Courses 

 

 

First Year Seminar or Honors Colloquia

 

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

BISC207

Introductory Biology

 

CHEM103

General Chemistry I

 

 

MATH (according to placement) 

 

 

First Year Experience or Honors Colloquia

 

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

CHEM103

General Chemistry

 

 

MATH (according to placement)

 

 

University Breadth Course

 

 

First Year Experience or Honors Colloquia

 

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

BISC104 or

SCEN101

Principles of Biology or

Physical Sciences

 

ECON101 or

POSC150

Intro. to Microeconomics or

American Political Systems

 

EDUC247 or

EDUC258

History of Education or

Cultural Diversity in Schooling (space permitting)

 

HIST103/104/205/206

World History or United States History

 

 

First Year Seminar or Honors Colloquia

 

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