Student Spotlight: Julia Kane

Julia Kane came to UD with a strong interest in the social sciences, specifically psychology, because she enjoys learning about human behavior and its motivations. Upon discovering that UD offers a disability studies minor, Julia added it to her program plan because of her positive experience volunteering with individuals with special needs. She sees her minor as the “perfect pairing” with psychology, which she intends to declare as her major this spring. Long-term, Julia is planning to attend graduate school and is considering a career as a school psychologist.

Julia is glad that she entered UD as an undeclared student because she was hesitant to make such a big decision too early in her college career. Being a UST student allowed her to keep her options open, take some classes to see if they were a good fit for her while also fulfilling breadth requirements, and explore some other interest areas while working with her advisor, Lys Murray. Julia told us that her advisor has been an “incredible resource” who suggested relevant classes, provided faculty contacts, and served as a source of great advice and encouragement!


Major Spotlight: Linguistics

Located in the College of Arts & Sciences, the Department of Linguistics & Cognitive Science offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Linguistics. Linguistics is concerned with the nature of language and communication, including sentence structure, word meaning, and speech sounds. Understanding these components provides a strong foundation for teaching English in other countries.

This 124 credit major has a highly flexible curriculum that enables students to complete a double major or minor in a related field of study, such as English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish. Students interested in becoming certified to teach English as a Second Language in the United States are encouraged to learn more about the M.A. in Teaching ESL program

IMPORTANT DATES Fall 2017/Winter 2018

December 16, 2017  –  Final Exams End

December 20, 2017   Final Grades Posted to UDSIS

January 2, 2018   Residence Hall Check-in for Students
Enrolled in Winter Session

January 3, 2018   Winter Session Classes Begin

February 2, 2018 –  Last day of Winter Session Classes

February 2, 2018   Winter New Student Orientation


Student Spotlight: Brianna Anderson

Brianna hails from the historic Borough of Flemington in New Jersey. She entered UD in Fall 2016 with a primary interest in the health sciences. After taking courses in biology, chemistry, anatomy, and nutrition, and meeting with both her UST advisor and an advisor from the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Brianna decided to declare a major in Health Behavior Science with a minor in Psychology. Brianna told us that she appreciated having Margie Kiter Edwards as her advisor because she was thoughtful, treated her like an individual, and answered her many questions.