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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

Associate Degrees

Dean's Scholar Program

English Language Institute (ELI)

Liberal Arts/Engineering

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

Actuarial Sciences

African Studies



Art Conservation

Art History

Asian Studies

Biological Sciences

Black American Studies

Chemistry and Biochemistry


Comparative Literature




Environmental Humanities

European Studies

Fashion and Apparel Studies

Foreign Languages and Literatures


Irish Studies

Islamic Studies

Jewish Studies


Latin American & Iberian Studies

Legal Studies

Liberal Studies

Linguistics and Cognitive Science

Material Culture Studies

Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics and Economics

Medical Humanities

Medieval Studies

Military Science - Army ROTC



Physics And Astronomy

Political Science and International Relations


Religious Studies

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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