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Student Resources Internet Natural Reader - converts written text into spoken work (free download) How to Use Speech Recognition Software in Window 7 Assistive technology web resource free or low cost! Navigating Online College Courses for Students with Learning Disabilities Study Skills Videos, Tips and Other Information Learning Strategies How to get the most out of studying. Academic Skills Information Accommodations Checklist for SAS Students Summary of Legal Difference between Secondary and Postsecondary Education Unreasonable Accommodations - list of what is not considered reasonable accommodations in college. iPad Apps - available through the App Store or iTunes.  GREAT site! The Exceptional Nurse" Information Employment and Internships AAPD - job board for person with disabilities U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - fact sheet addressing common questions about how the ADA protects applicants with disabilities American Association for the Advancement of Science - entry point jobs for individuals with disabilities Emerging Leaders Dow Chemical Internships Job Accommodation Network - for individuals with disabilities We Connect Now - We Connect is dedicated to uniting college students with disabilities in access to higher education and employment issues Amazing Video on "Thinking outside the box" for careers In coordination with key University departments provisions will be made for students with disabilities to gain access to buildings if physical barriers exist in order for them to participate equally in the programs/services.  

Quantitative Reasoning Center

The Quantitative Reasoning Center (QRC) provides math assistance to students at DSU. Please visit us in the beginning of each semester to view our Drop-in Tutoring and Think Tank hours.



Dr. Sharon Smith
Instructional Specialist, Pre-College Mathematics
William C. Jason Library
Room 212A
Ph: 302.857.6396
Fax: 302.857.6386


Learning Communities at DSU

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A unique opportunity to help make the transition from high school to college life a lot easier!

A unique opportunity to help make the transition from high school to college life a lot easier!

 Learning Communities are designed to make the transition to Delaware State University (DSU) easier, we at DSU offer students the opportunity to participate in Learning Communities (LCs) and/or Living-Learning Communities (L-LCs) during their first year. The purpose of a LC is to create connections. All LCs allow groups of students with similar interests to connect with each other, connect to campus activities, and connect to faculty.   What is a Learning Community? A learning community (LC) is a group of students who have the same major and are enrolled in the same courses. A LC provides students with a strong academic foundation through integrative learning. This is accomplished by linking two or more courses across disciplines based upon a common theme or interest. This fall, based upon your major you may be in a linked course that is led by a dedicated faculty member who is committed to your academic success. The following is a list of our LC offerings; Apply online.  Learning Communities Themes  (Linked Courses)  College Advance  (English Composition I and American History from 1865)​ The Physical Energy of Engineering  (Physics and Engineering) Carefully Calculating Aerodynamics  (College Algebra and Aviation) The Chemistry of Life  (English Composition I and Chemistry) Organisms, Writing, and Problem-Solving   (English Composition I, Biology, and Quantitative Skills) Accounting for Your Future   (English Composition I and Accounting)   What is a Living-Learning Community? A living-learning community (L-LC) allows students the option to live as a community of learners in a designated section of a residence hall for a particular cohort of students. L-LC students mingle with other students of various majors. The activities of the L-LC are organized by its creative coordinator, and in some cases, upper classmen.  Below we have listed the L-LC offerings, please visit Living-Learning Community for more details.   Living-Learning Communities (Residential/Themed) College Advance Health & Wellness Jumpstart Leadership & Service Project Success   What Can a Learning Community Offer Me? Learning communities were created to help first year students successfully transition into college by providing a multilevel support system which includes faculty, staff, students, and peer mentors. Students who actively participate in learning communities have: Common classes Common extracurricular and or cocurricular activities Common faculty/instructor who are interested in your academic growth and development Peer mentors to whom you can turn to for extra support   Who Can Be in a Learning Community? You can, all incoming first time freshmen students are eligible to participate in learning communities.  Upon being accepted, read all emails that are subject-marked “Learning Communities” carefully and be sure to follow through on all instructions!   How to Apply?  If you are interested in any of the Learning or Living- Learning Communities listed above and complete the application form. You will also have an opportunity to enroll in a Learning Community with the help of your Advisor during New Student Orientation.    Want More Information?  Please feel free to contact us at   or 302-857-7201. 


Fall 2011

  • Algebra A - MTSC 110
  • Combinatorics - MTSC 319
  • Combinatorics - MTSC 641

Spring 2012

  • Calculus II - MTSC 252
  • Probability- MTSC 341
  • Ordinary Differential Equations - MTSC 505

Summer 2012

  • Trigonometry  - MTSC 120

Fall 2012

  • Algebra A - MTSC 110
  • Calculus I - MTSC 251

Student Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services Mission The mission of University College Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is to provide equal opportunities and equal access to education, programs, and activities for all students with disabilities at Delaware State University.  SAS works collaboratively with University Partners to foster a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive University community.  In achieving this, SAS collaborates with and empowers individuals who have documented disabilities by working together proactively to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodative measures. In efforts to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) and other current legislation and eliminate attitudinal barriers against people with disabilities, SAS also provides institution-wide advisement, consultation, and training on disability-related topics, including legal and regulatory compliance, universal design, and disability scholarship. Registering with Student Accessibility Services In order for reasonable accommodations to be approved or denied the student must engage in the interactive process with SAS by using the following steps: Submitting Documentation: Student submits the Student Request for Accommodations Form along with medical documentation that meets the SAS Documentation Requirements.  Students are encouraged to do this BEFORE the start of classes. Documentation Requirements: Attention Deficit Disorder with and without Hyperactivity (ADD/ADHD)  Documentation Requirements: Chronic Health and Physical Conditions Documentation Requirements: Learning Disabilities Documentation Requirements: Psychological Impairments and Autism Spectrum Disorders Documentation Requirements: Sensory Impairments (Vision and Hearing) Review: Coordinator of SAS reviews documentation and recommendations prior to meeting with the student.​ Meeting with SAS: As soon as medical documentation and the Student Request for Accommodations  Form have been submitted to SAS, it is the student’s responsibility to make an appointment with Coordinator of SAS.  During this appointment, the Coordinator of SAS will talk with the student about the current impact they experience due to a disability or medical condition and will determine what, if any, reasonable accommodations should be put in place.​ Accommodation Letter:  If accommodations are approved during the SAS Coordinator and student meeting, the student will receive an Accommodation Letter listing the exact accommodations they are approved for.  This letter is generally available at the end of the meeting. Student provides a copy of the Accommodation Letter to each individual facilitating their accommodations (ie: professor) and is responsible for discussing their approved accommodations.  A Plan of Action is developed between the student and professor and put in writing. Instructors may follow-up with questions to the Coordinator of SAS.​ Renewal of Accommodation Letters:  Accommodation Letters must be renewed each semester in order for the accommodations to be valid in that semester’s courses.  To renew an Accommodation Letter the student should email, call, or stop by SAS to request their letters.  Renewed letters are available within 1-2 business days. It is the expectation of Delaware State University and Student Accessibility Services that the student maintains contact with the Coordinator of SAS and remains actively involved in the accommodation process throughout the semester.  Any questions or concerns regarding accommodations should be communicated to SAS as soon as possible and additional appointments made if appropriate. Please contact Student Accessibility Services for more information on documentation, accommodations, and procedures. Accommodations The ADA does not require colleges or universities to lower academic standards or fundamentally alter the nature of the programs provided.  Students with documented disabilities must meet all requirements for graduation.  A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a course, program, service, activity, or facility that removes an existing barrier so that qualified students with disabilities have equal opportunities to attain the same levels of performance or enjoy equal benefits and privileges as are available to similarly situated students without disabilities.  Please note that accommodations are not retroactive.  Reasonable accommodations and services may include, but are not limited to: Classroom adjustments Testing adjustments Adaptive technology Physical accessibility Interpreters and other service providers Flexibility adjustments Community Delaware State University is committed to fostering an environment of nondiscrimination including but not limited to the recruitment, admission, or treatment of students with disabilities.  Therefore, students are not enrolled in separate programs or courses but are mainstreamed into the existing college structure.  Students with disabilities are also admitted through the same application process as students without disabilities.  Classrooms and selected residence halls are accessible to individuals with mobility or sensory impairments and the University College Student Accessibility Services staff provide guidance to students so that they can make the best possible use of DSU’s comprehensive academic resources. University College Student Accessibility Services is committed to Goal 2, Student Success, of the DSU Strategic Plan, and thus committed to ensuring equal access so that each student can pursue a chosen field of study to the full measure of her or his ability.  


Ann S. Knettler-Smith, M.A.
Student Accessibilities Services
William C. Jason Library, Room 204

Delaware State University
Work:  302-857-6898 
Fax:  302-857-7202


Summer Bridge Programs

Delaware State University Summer Bridge Programs Summer Bridge Summer Bridge students will have the opportunity to acclimate to campus, develop leadership skills and earn up to 9 credits before their first semester of college begins. Summer Bridge is a cost effective way to help students transition from high school to college while earning credits.    The Summer Bridge program is made up of Jumpstart and Project Success. Jumpstart is an academic and leadership development program for first-time freshmen who have at least a 2.7 cumulative GPA and 800 SAT score. The Jumpstart program last for five weeks.   The Project Success program provides first time freshmen who placed slightly below the admissions standards the opportunity to enhance their academic skills.  Project Success lasts for one year and begins with the five-week Summer Bridge program. The Summer Bridge Program is an academically rigorous five-week program that runs during the second summer session at Delaware State University. Consequently, although weekdays typical last from 7:00am to 7:00pm they are productive and fun. During this time students are expected to actively participate and complete all required program activities which include but are not limited to the following: Summer Bridge New Student Orientation Scheduled Courses Tutoring Mentoring Supplemental  Instruction Professional Development Academic Programing Social and Cultural Activities Integrated Project Assignments  Please browse our website for details about the Jumpstart and Project Success programs.  We hope to see you in the summer.  Project Success Jumpstart  Program For more information on our summer bridge programs, please contact University College: Phone: 302-857-7201 Email: Ms. Tiffany Alexander at or Ms. Dianne Bogle Summer Bridge Success Story    Thank you for your interest in the University College Summer Bridge Program. The University College Summer Bridge Program consists of Project Success and Jumpstart. These programs are designed to give students an academic head start by facilitating a successful transition from high school to college. The University College Summer Bridge Program runs from June 23, 2017 to July 28, 2017.   The University College Summer Bridge New Student Orientation and Check-In will take place on June 23, 2017. In order to participate in the University College Summer Bridge Program you must complete the University College Summer Bridge Registration Form and pay the $500 Non-Refundable Summer Bridge Enrollment Fee. Please follow the steps below to pay your $500 Non-Refundable Summer Bridge Enrollment Fee and all future payments.   Payment Instructions Visit  myDESU   Click the QuikPAY icon located on the right side of the screen under Banner Self Service Login as a Guest by using your D#. Your D# can be found in your acceptance letter Scroll down to the Tuition and Other University Fees column Click Pay From the Term drop down menu select  Jumpstart 2017 or Project Success 2017 Enter payment amount Finish your transaction



University Seminar Forum

University Seminar Forum Overview All students enrolled in University Seminar are required to attend DSU University Seminar Forums that are held throughout the semester.  University Seminar Forums are generally held in the Education and Humanities Building (EH Building) on scheduled Thursdays from 11:00 am - 11:50 am, which is the University’s Common Hour. Objectives: Inform students of the key roles that they must play in having a successful collegiate experience. Provide positive role models; expose students to the process of positive self-presentation and networking. Motivate students to pursue vigorously the precepts of excellence and achievement; and Introduce opportunities for leadership development. Please read the dress code and the house rules for University Seminar Forum requirements. Inspiring and motivating guest speakers are invited to speak to students and share insights, experiences, and offer words of wisdom to encourage students as they strive for excellence in their personal/professional development. Past Speakers: Kevin Powell - Leadership and Goal Setting  /  S. Renee Smith - Paradigm Shifts:  Self Esteem      

Title III Program



Delaware State University
1200 N. DuPont Highway
Thomasson Building, Lower Level
Dover, DE 19901
Main No.:  (302) 857-7350
Fax:  (302) 857-7353
STRENGTHENING HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES OVERVIEW AND PURPOSE The Higher Education Act of 1965 was enacted by Congress in recognition of the need to assure the accessibility of a higher education to a diverse populous.  Its purpose was, and is, to strengthen accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) so they may continue their unique role in educating African-American, educationally disadvantaged and low-income students.  The program enables participating institutions to improve academic quality, strengthen administrative capacity, physical plants, and to establish endowment funds in order to achieve growth and self-sufficiency.  The activities benefit all university students and the educational institution consistent with the University’s strategic plan. Institutions of higher education legally designated as a historically Black college or university, a historically Black graduate institution, or qualified graduate program are the only entities eligible to apply.  The institution must have been established prior to 1964; has a principal mission of educating Black Americans; is legally authorized by the state; and is an accredited or pre-accredited institution. MISSION The Title III Program Office at Delaware State University (DSU) is committed to providing a mechanism for coordinating the activities designed to strengthen programs to retain and prepare students for high demand occupations and graduate study.  Also, it is continuing to strengthen programs, services, and activities in support of the University.  This includes monitoring goal achievement and the attainment of objectives, ensuring compliance with federal regulations and statues, articulating and clarifying the purpose of Title III to activity directors, and preparing and submitting reports to the U.S. Department of Education as required. The Title III programming efforts support the University’s mission of strengthening and improving programs approved by the administration that increase retention and the graduation rate; and, that expand programs that educate undergraduates in the Liberal Arts, professional studies, and technical/scientific arenas in order to provide an education for the people of the State of Delaware, the region, and the world.    TITLE III ACTIVITIES  DSU has been awarded the Title III grants since 1965.  These Federal grant programs have funded millions of dollars of initiatives that fall within the scope of the Legislative Allowable Activities (LAA) as set forth by the United States Department of Education.  The approved activities must impact one or more of the specified “Focus Area Outcomes.”  The categories are as follows:  FOCUS AREA OUTCOMES                     Academic Quality Fiscal Stability Institutional Management Student Services and Outcomes The Title III grants awarded to DSU are given below:   HBCU—HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES UNDERGRADUATE GRANT:  1965 – PRESENT HBGI—HISTORICALLY BLACK GRADUATE INSTITUTIONS GRANT:  2009 – PRESENT SAFRA—STUDENT AID AND FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT GRANT:  2010-PRESENT All Funded Activities are to align with specified goals and objectives in the “University’s Strategic Plan.”  Each grant is awarded in five (5)-year cycles; and, each grant has its yearly application, reporting, and monitoring requirements.  For more information about the Title III Program Office and its programming efforts, contact Ms. Veronica L. Hopkins, Title III Program Coordinator.    


Ms. Veronica L. Hopkins
Title III Program Coordinator
Ms. Carlene H. Jackson
Title III Program Specialist
Ms. Jessica M. Wilson
Assistant to the Title III Program Coordinator




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Majors and Concentrations


At Delaware State University, discovering your niche is easy. Choose an academic path in one of our 42 undergraduate degree, 15 master’s degree and five doctoral degree programs, and embark upon a journey that will lead to a competitive, fulfilling and adventurous career.

Program Prioritization Initiative (PPI)

Health Promotion
College of Education, Health & Public Policy
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Hospitality and Tourism Management -Casino Operations Management
College of Business