The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is the intellectual and cultural heart of the University of Delaware. We emphasize both the enduring value of a liberal arts education and the importance of cultivating new and emerging fields of knowledge and artistic representation. Our faculty are dedicated artists, scholars, scientists, and professionals, who teach, mentor, and advise while creating new knowledge. We foster excellence in scholarship, creative work and public service as we educate students to be thoughtful, ethical and engaged leaders. The college offers the Associate in Arts degree as well as major programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Music degrees.
Undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences may choose from a number of degree programs and options designed to permit flexibility in the pursuit of their educational goals. In addition to the requirements for major and minor degree programs, all CAS students must fulfill breadth requirements that expose them to representative coursework in each of the major disciplinary groupings in the College: Creative Arts and Humanities, History and Cultural Change, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology. The intent of these breadth requirements is to provide students with an appreciation for history, sensitivity to issues of national and global citizenship, and an understanding of the materials and methodologies of the academic disciplines that contribute to a liberal arts education. In the process, students develop scientific and quantitative literacy, higher-order critical thinking and research skills, oral, written and visual communication skills, and the cultural competencies that will assist them both in achieving a full and satisfying life and in competing effectively in a global job market.
In addition to the college’s requirements for various degrees, students must fulfill the general University requirements for baccalaureate degrees, which are listed in the all-campus Academic Regulations for Undergraduates section of this catalog.
For more information about the College of Arts and Sciences, please visit the college web site at http://www.cas.udel.edu .
For information about the College’s Strategic Plan, “Leading the Way in Academics, Research and Public Engagement,” see http://www.cas.udel.edu/about-the-college/strategic-plan/Documents/CAS-Strategic-Plan.pdf .
General Degree Requirements Information
Course of Study Options
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor Of Science, Bachelor Of Fine Arts, Bachelor Of Music
Bachelor Of Arts In Liberal Studies
Dean's Scholar Program
English Language Institute (ELI)
Teacher Education Programs
Premedicine And Predentistry
Medical Scholars Program
Courses Approved for Second Writing Requirement
Courses Approved for College of Arts and Sciences Breadth Requirements
Majors And Minors
Black American Studies
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Fashion and Apparel Studies
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Latin American & Iberian Studies
Linguistics and Cognitive Science
Material Culture Studies
Mathematics and Economics
Military Science - Army ROTC
Physics And Astronomy
Political Science and International Relations
School of Public Policy and Administration (Organizational and Community Leadership and Public Policy)
Sexualities and Gender Studies
Sociology and Criminal Justice
Women and Gender Studies
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