University of Delaware requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to complete a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. University of Delaware accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, University of Delaware does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 84% of students who start college at University of Delaware finish the requirements for graduation within six years.
University of Delaware offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: University of Delaware may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
University of Delaware has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with University of Delaware directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, University of Delaware students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at University of Delaware.
Student Designed Majors
University of Delaware allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
University of Delaware does not require a senior project for all students.
Double Majoring at University of Delaware
University of Delaware offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.
✅ University of Delaware offers services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
✅ University of Delaware has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.
✅ University of Delaware offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ University of Delaware offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.
❌ University of Delaware does not require an internship for any students.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While University of Delaware does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.
The main library on campus is the Hugh Morris Library.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
For more information on possible dual degree options at University of Delaware, contact the university directly.
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does University of Delaware have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
University of Delaware has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at University of Delaware include:
•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus
•an Air Force branch unit on campus
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