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Summer Bridge Programs

Delaware State University Summer Bridge Programs Project Success Project Success is an intensive academic program for students who place slightly below the University’s admission standards. The program is designed to provide students the opportunity to “sharpen their academic skill set” by completing credits during the summer and participating in a comprehensive academic development learning community throughout the first year. Students are invited to participate in Project Success at the discretion of the Office of Admissions, and seats in the program are limited. “Conditional Admission” status will be removed upon achieving satisfactory academic status of at least a 2.0 GPA at the end of the first year. Project Success Program Benefits Early assessment Early fall schedule completion Early registration and financial aid advisement Assistance with career planning Intensive summer program where students college credits Social, Cultural, and professional development workshops An entire academic year to earn at least a 2.0 GPA Matches students with mentors for the summer and that academic year Mandatory tutoring and Supplemental Instruction for the first year Jumpstart  Program Jumpstart is an academic enrichment and leadership development program that provides a seamless transitional opportunity for first-time freshmen to get a “jumpstart” on their college career by staying on campus, and completing some of their required general education credits. Jumpstart provides students the opportunity to fast-track their academic success and leadership development in a nurturing learning community upon starting the fall semester. Students with a cumulative high school GPA of 2.7 or better combined with a SAT score of 800 are invited to participate in the program.  Jumpstart Program Benefits Early assessment Mentoring and academic advisement Fall schedule completion Registration and financial aid advisement Career and leadership development workshops Social and cultural experiences Become familiar with campus And so much more!  For more information on our summer bridge programs, please contact University College: Phone: 302-857-7252 Email: Ms. Sarah Hutton at or Ms. Tiffany Alexander at Summer Bridge Success Story     



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   Fall 2015 Schedule will be posted soon.    

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
(302) 857-7352
Ms. Anita B. Brinkley
Assistant to the Coordinator
(302) 857-7350
Ms. Carlene H. Jackson
Title III Program Specialist
(302) 857-7351



MARC U*STAR Ethics Seminar

     This event takes place between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. in the Science Resource Center (Rm 600) on the 6th flr of the Wm C Jason Library.

     This series is sponsored by the MARC U*STAR grant, funded through the National Institutes of Health. For more information contact Dr. Stephen Taylor,


2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016 2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015 2013-14 Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 2012-13 Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013 2013-16 Graduate Catalog 2013-2016 2011-12 Graduate Catalog 2011-2012   Printed copies of these catalogs are not available.  

Majors and Concentrations


At Delaware State University, discovering your niche is easy. Choose an academic path in one of our 53 undergraduate degree, 25 master’s degree and five doctoral degree programs, and embark upon a journey that will lead to a competitive, fulfilling and adventurous career.


Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance (website)
Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (website)
Natural ResourcesB.S.M.S.
Department of Art (website)
Art EducationB.A.M.S.
Arts ManagementB.A.
New Media in ArtsB.A.
Studio ArtB.A.
Department of Biological Sciences (website)
Biological SciencesB.S.M.S.
Biology- (Minor Only)
Forensic BiologyB.S.
Forensic Science (Minor Only)
Molecular and Cellular NeuroscienceM.S.
Department of Business Administration (website)
Business AdministrationM.B.A
Entrepreneurship (Minor Only)
Hospitality and Tourism ManagementB.S.
Department of Chemistry (website)
Applied ChemistryM.S.Ph.D.
Chemistry EducationB.S.
Forensic ChemistryB.S.
Department of Computer and Information Sciences (website)
Computer ScienceB.S.M.S.
Information TechnologyB.S.
Department of Education (website)
Early Childhood Education (Birth-2)B.S.
Educational LeadershipM.Ed.Ed.D.
Elementary Education (K-6)B.S.
Elementary Special Education (1-8)B.S.
Family and Consumer Science EducationM.S.
Middle Level Education (6-8)B.S.
Physical EducationB.S.
Science EducationB.S.M.A.
Secondary Special Education (7-12)B.S.
Department of English and Foreign Languages (website)
English EducationB.A.
Teaching English as a Second LanguageM.A.
Theatre Arts (Minor Only)
World Language EducationB.A.
Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy (website)
Historic PreservationM.A.
Philosophy (Minor Only)
Political ScienceB.A.
Department of Human Ecology (website)
Consumer SciencesB.S.
Food and Nutritional SciencesB.S.
Food ScienceM.S.
Textiles and Apparel StudiesB.S.
Department of Mass Communications (website)
Mass CommunicationsB.A.
Department of Mathematical Sciences (website)
Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics and Mathematical PhysicsPh.D.
Mathematics EducationB.S.M.S.
Department of Music (website)
Music Education (comprehensive)B.A.
Department of Nursing (website)
Department of Physics & Pre-Engineering (website)
Applied OpticsM.S.
Engineering PhysicsB.S.
Physics EducationB.S.
Physics TeachingM.S.
Department of Psychology (website)
Department of Public and Allied Health Sciences (website)
Health PromotionB.S.
Movement SciencesB.S.
Department of Social Work (website)
Social WorkB.S.WM.S.W
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice (website)
Criminal JusticeB.A.
Department of Sport Management (website)
Coaching Management (Minor Only)
Recreation Management (Minor Only)
Sport AdministrationM.S.
Sport ManagementB.S.
Non-Departmental Programs (website)
Africana Studies (Minor Only)
Integrated StudiesB.S.
Law Studies (Minor Only)
Women's and Gender Studies (Minor Only)

53 bachelor's degrees | 25 master's degrees | 5 doctoral degrees

Assessment Office

Alexa Silver Cawley, Ph.D​  
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs/Institutional Effectiveness
Bina Daniel
Assistant Director of Assessment
MSCHE (Middle States Resources) General Resources Program and Student Learning Assessment Publications Mission The Mission of the Assessment Office is to oversee a holistic assessment process at the institution. This Office works collaboratively with units to ensure that they are implementing efficient and sustainable assessment plans. This includes verifying that units are collecting data that are used to improve programs/services and enhance student learning. This Office works closely with the Information Technology and Institutional Research units to facilitate data collection and reporting. Furthermore, this Office contributes to the assessment of strategic initiatives and supports efforts to attain and maintain various accreditations. The Assessment Office serves as the primary source for assessment resources, workshops, training, and recent directives from accrediting bodies. Lastly, this Office assists units with the analysis and reporting of assessment data for the purpose of demonstrating that the institutional mission of preparing students to “become competent, productive, and contributing citizens” is being carried out.   Assessment Resources on the Web Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Resources: Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) Accreditation Standards MSCHE Manual on Accreditation MSCHE Assessing Student Learning and Institutional Effectiveness MSCHE - Suggested readings related to Using Assessment Results Back to top General Assessment Resources: Measuring Quality in Higher Education North Carolina State University library of links Northern Illinois University resources Society for College and University Planning Texas A&M University resources Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) Association for Assessment of Learning in Higher Education Howard University library of assessment links Back to top Program and Student Learning Assessment Resources: Program Learning Assessment tips from Kent State University National Institute for Learning Outcomes (NILOA) – An excellent resource for reports about Student Learning Outcomes assessment Kent State University - Learning Outcomes modules (student assessment videos) Back to top Assessment Related Publications: Middle States Publications available as PDF downloads for printing or for puchase. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education is a quarterly journal on assessment issues/methods. This journal is available from DSU library full text electronic journals (via Ebscohost) Assessment Update is available from DSU library full text electronic journals (via Ebscohost). This is a bimonthly newsletter Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation is a free-access online journal. Search for articles by title, author, descriptor, and keyword. Research & Practice in Assessment is a free-access online journal from the Virginia Assessment Group. Academic Leadership is a free-access online journal containing numerous articles on faculty and leadership roles in assessment. Quality Approaches in Higher Education is a free-access online journal from ASQ (American Society for Quality) that includes articles on assessing student learning outcomes. International Journal of ePortfolio (IJeP) is a free-access online journal containing articles about the use of e-portfolios in assessment. Back to top  


Important Links




Records and Registration FAQs

  Frequently Asked Questions: Records and Registration When do classes begin? When do classes end? When is the last day to add classes? When is the last day to drop? How do I obtain a transcript? When is the last day to withdraw from the university? When will final grades be posted? Do I have to pay for these courses today? What do I do if my PIN has been disabled? How to withdraw? Where do I go for advisement? Where do I obtain my alternate PIN? Where do I get a printed copy of my schedule? What do I do if my class is closed? What do I do if I try to register and get the message "pre-requisite needed" and/or "test-score error"?       When do classes begin? Refer to the page under the "Academic Calendars" section for specific dates.   Top of Page When do classes end? Refer to the page under the "Academic Calendars" section for specific dates.   Top of Page When is the last day to add classes? Refer to the page under the "Academic Calendars" section for specific dates.   Top of Page When is the last day to drop? Refer to the page under the "Academic Calendars" section for specific dates.   Top of Page How do I obtain a transcript? Go to page and click on the "Request a Transcript" link located on the left side of the page under the title "General Information".   Top of Page When is the last day to withdraw from the university? Refer to the page under the "Academic Calendars" section for specific dates.   Top of Page When will final grades be posted? Final grades are posted to all students’ transcripts approximately 3 business days after grades are due in the Registrar’s Office. See the “Academic Calendars” section on the page for more specific dates.   Top of Page Do I have to pay for these courses today? All courses must be paid for prior to the removal for nonpayment date. This information can be acquired through the page under “Academic Calendars”.   Top of Page What do I do if my PIN has been disabled? You have to reset your PIN (Personal Identification Number) yourself. Go to and on the left side of the page under the title “Account Information,” click on “Create/Reset PIN”. Follow all of the instructions on the page. Remember the new PIN must be exactly 6 characters long and must contain at least 1 letter, 1 number and a special character.   Top of Page How to withdraw? Come to the Office of Records and Registration to complete a withdrawal form; turn in your student identification card to the Office of Student Accounts, and make sure any outstanding balance is paid in full. If you have received a Stafford Subsidized or Stafford Unsubsidized loan while attending DSU, you must complete an exit interview at If you have received a Federal Perkins or Nursing Loan, you must complete an exit interview at   Top of Page Where do I go for advisement? Based on your major, you need to contact the chair of that department to be directed to the appropriate faculty member.   Top of Page Where do I obtain my alternate PIN? Your advisor is the person who can provide you with your alternate PIN (Personal Identification Number).   Top of Page Where do I get a printed copy of my schedule? All schedules are obtained from the student’s self-service account.  Go to page and click on the Login link.    Top of Page What do I do if my class is closed? You need to submit an add/drop slip (with the student’s, instructor’s and advisor’s signature) to the Registrar’s Office in order to be added to the course.   Top of Page What do I do if I try to register and get the message "pre-requisite needed" and/or "test-score error"? You need to submit an add/drop slip (with the student’s, instructor’s and advisor’s signature) to the Registrar’s Office to be added to the course.   Top of Page